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Boston University SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST, Global Programs in BOSTON, Massachusetts




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Reporting directly to the Director, Finance and Administration, the Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for financial and enrollment data analysis. The candidate assists on all aspects of developing, maintaining, and analyzing budgets and financial plans with a primary focus on Study Abroad budgets. The Senior Financial Analyst will assist the Finance and Administration team with the supervision and review of financial operations for specific sponsored programs. He/She will manage the reconciliation of monthly reports from sites and oversee the transaction upload process into the University systems.

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  • Assist Global Programs finance and administration management team in the development and monitoring of annual income and expense and financial aid budgets. Conduct data analysis on enrollment, revenue, and expenses and provide summaries as needed to the Global Programs finance and administration management team, Study Abroad Enrollment Services, and the Office of Institutional Research.

  • Manage the global programs and study abroad monthly site report process; monitor deadlines, review and reconcile financial reports submitted by each site by verifying financial statements and upload results into the accounting system and financial databases. Research and resolve discrepancies by communicating with site staff directly and act as the first check for spending appropriateness. Ensure expenses are compliant with BU financial and operational policies. Propose and assist with the development of policies, forms, and templates to streamline reporting and other processes.

  • In concert with the Director, Finance, and Administration, and other Global Programs management team members, conduct a broad range of analysis for decision-making purposes that have material financial implications. Identify potential cost and operational efficiencies for recommendation to Senior Management.

  • Liaise with the office of General Accounting, as well as other departmental accounting units across campus as required to resolve potential accounting discrepancies.

  • Assist Global Programs finance and administration management team on special projects as needed.

  • B.A/B.S or equivalent

  • Masters degree preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience in financial analysis of a complex organization preferred, including experience with global finance and preparing and analyzing complex budgets

  • Ability to work with large quantities of data

  • Exceptional analytical and modeling skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.