Job Location:
SLU Saint Louis, MO

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

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Under general direction, compiles and analyzes financial information for the organization to aid in achieving the University’s strategic initiatives; develops integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports, and presentations; creates and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and ensures financial information has been recorded accurately; identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to unit leaders and executive team; assists with implementing the financial strategy and business plan for the University; assists with maintaining and improving the financial model and the enrollment model of the University; trains new employees and new users in budget model, policies, systems, and procedures; leads the work of others and delegates work to ensure timely completion of reports, analyses, and projects.


  • Maintains the financial model and the enrollment model used to develop detailed annual budget projections for the University.

  • Assists in developing institutional budgets with groups across the University by providing analytics and budget planning expertise; identifies trends and developments and presents findings to division or department leaders.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert regarding financial planning and budget inquiries; trains new employees and new users in budget model, policies, systems, and procedures.

  • Responds to ad hoc data requests; prepares financial reports and analytical studies for senior management; collects financial data; runs regularly scheduled reports for University partners; transforms Madrid campus financial reports from euros to U.S. dollars using current market exchange rate.

  • Provides supports and evaluation for potential developments and new program proposals, processes, or operations.

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Strong technical U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles knowledge;
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting;
  • Understanding of business processes and ability to identify risks and use data to assist with accurate financial statements;
  • Knowledge of Workday, Adaptive, EXCEL, PowerPoint are preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to accomplish results and effectively prioritize initiatives across units amid competing priorities in a complex multi-mission organization;
  • Ability to recognize areas of process improvement and assist in implementing new processes and procedures;
  • Consistently demonstrates and encourages a commitment to quality, customer-centeredness, productivity, and continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the financial field
  • Mastery of budget processes
  • Report design and preparation skills
  • Expert analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • At least 6 years’ experience in accounting, finance or other relevant field;
  • Several years of experience in a public accounting firm;
  • BS/BA degree in accounting, finance or other relevant field;


  • CPA preferred;
  • Master’s degree in accounting or MBA preferred.


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Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.