The Data & Financial Analyst is responsible for working with the Director, Academic Affairs Administration & Finance in the daily management of the data and financial activities of supported business areas, which consist of, but are not limited to, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Divisions. Under the general direction and guidance of the Director, Academic Affairs Administration & Finance, specifically responsible for providing complex in-depth financial analyses, budgeting, reporting, auditing, and modeling for the managed activities of Academic Affairs, including both the Graduate and Undergraduate Programs; and for compiling, submitting, and maintaining information for both internal and external surveys (i.e., Fact Book, AACSB, AAUP, IPEDS, US News & World Reports, BusinessWeek, etc.).
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Prepares and reviews monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results, budget, and spending summary for supported areas.
- Maintains both the Graduate and Undergraduate Program enrollment/revenue models working under the direction of the Director, Academic Affairs Administration & Finance in collaboration with departmental administrators (i.e., Admissions, Academic Programs, Student Financial Aid, and Registrar) to collect, analyze, and forecast financial results.
- Creates cost estimates and financial analyses/analytics in support of various programs, and Academic Affairs initiatives.
- Reviews, approves, and monitors faculty spend authorizations, invoices, reimbursements, purchase orders and journal entries on a day-to-day basis in Workday in accordance with College policies and procedures.
- Performs reconciliations and audits to ensure financial transactions are complete and accurate.
- Coordinates the processing, tracking, reporting, and monitoring of faculty discretionary accounts, special faculty payments (buyouts, overloads, stipends, etc.), and endowed/gift funds.
- Assists in the annual budget planning process by collecting funding requests as well as projecting activity and resource needs for fiscal year planning and beyond.
- Responsible for timely and accurate submission of institutional data to regulatory agencies as well as internal and external stakeholders.
- Acquires and applies in-depth knowledge base regarding data definitions and sources, both internal and external to the institution, for reporting requirements.
- Translates data into accessible, meaningful, and actionable information, providing reports, tables, and graphs in print and electronic formats.
- Works with Babson’s Office of Financial Affairs – Accounts Payable, Purchasing, General Accounting, Payroll, and the Budget Office to ensure proper and efficient processing of all financial activity.
- Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
YOUR TEAM WILL INCLUDE
WHAT EDUCATION AND SKILLS YOU WILL NEED
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
A minimum of 4-6 years of related experience.
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem-solving capabilities.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must have strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, applied across problems of varying nature and scope.
Must have experience providing timely and complete monthly financial/budget/activity & program-based reporting.
Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Workday Financials, Adaptive Insights, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK
All Babson College faculty and staff authorized to work on campus must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any appropriate boosters. Proof of vaccination upon hire is required or within 21 days of becoming eligible for a booster. Contact Human Resources for medical accommodation or religious exemption requests.
Requires the ability to work evenings, as needed.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS YOU MAY HAVE
- Higher education preferred.