Financial Analyst III (Hybrid) - Pediatrics Central Administration
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR77761
This position is responsible for the financial operations of a set of divisions within the Department of Pediatrics, including: 1) financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting 2) compliance with University, Federal, International, and other requirements, regulations and policies, 3) transaction approval and oversight 4) Internal Controls 5) Liaison and resource for the department regarding budget and financial issues.
Job Duties and Essential Responsibilities
Reporting and Analysis.
Prepares monthly financial reporting packages for divisions analyzing and highlighting significant budget and year over year variances.
Serves as primary contact for area directors and department managers, providing requested information, resolving issues and providing guidance and direction of the financial impact of new initiatives.
Holds monthly or quarterly meetings with managers to discuss issues/initiatives in their areas with budgetary impacts.
Works with area personnel to prioritize expenditures and identify opportunities for savings to meet unanticipated needs without exceeding their annual budget.
Determines reporting needs and create customized user reports that are tailored to their specific operational needs. Remains current in new applications to ensure effective and efficient delivery of information.
Analyzes income and expenses, makes investigations, assembles data and prepares projections and reports for planning and decision making. Processes journal entries and budget adjustments for restricted and unrestricted accounts as necessary. Incorporates data and ideas in formal and/or informal reports, providing recommendations for problem issue resolution as appropriate. Budgeting and Forecasting.
Provides assistance and support to area directors and department managers in developing their annual departmental budgets. Ensures departmental budgets adhere to the Schoolâ™s parameters and recommendations for the School-wide annual budget and resolve any discrepancies or deviations from the established recommendations.
Prepares the budget reporting package for submission to leadership team.Â Provides summarized and detailed reports on historical, current, and projected activity and footnote significant variances.
Manages entry and balancing of the divisionâ™s budgets into Adaptive and ensures accuracy of the budget once loaded into Workday.
Provides day-to-day oversight of financial transactions for assigned divisions. Researches discrepancies and deviations from University or School policies and communicate with key department personnel.
Approves unrestricted and restricted non-payroll and payroll financial transactions for assigned divisions.
Provides training to department personnel on University and School systems, policies and procedures.
Performs document processing functions as needed.
Managing Restricted Funds â“ maintains records, reporting and budgeting for restricted funds including gifts, endowments, and other specific funding sources.
Revenue and Other Account Reconciliations.
Salary Budgeting, Reporting, and Other Analysis.
Works with University Central Finance Operations including but not limited to: Deanâ™s Finance Office, Accounts Payable, Gift Accounting, Payroll and Human Resources, Tax.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Certified Public Accountant or Master of Business Administration and five years of experience.
Experience in an academic environment and knowledge of fund accounting.
Experience with Washington Universityâ™s Workday and Cognos systems.
Self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and accounting skills in addition to excellent communication organizational and interpersonal skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated ability to use discretionary judgment and maintain confidentiality in working with financial and budget information.
Ability to work with a variety of people (i.e. faculty, staff, students, other University contacts, etc.).
High degree of initiative; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
An undergraduate degree in accounting or related field with three years of professional accounting experience.
$52,000.00 - $88,800.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.