Under the direction of the Senior Director of the Business Office and Controller, the Financial and Budget Analyst performs cost and financial analysis, plays a primary role in the development of the annual operating and capital budgets, and prepares financial projections for the University. This position collaborates with VPs, Deans, and Department Heads in matters related to their budgets. The position supports the Controller in a broad array of financial analysis, external reporting, auditing functions, data gathering and report formulation.
Plays a critical role in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets.
Develops multi-year financial forecasts.
Develops business plans for new programs and strategic initiatives.
Analyzes and reviews financial performance.
Develops and implements appropriate budgetary systems and controls.
Assists budget administrators with the development and management of their budgets.
Performs financial and cost analysis.
Establishes and manages the accounting system for tracking capital and strategic projects.
Develops and maintains a cost model for the University.
Participates in the implementation of any new accounting and/or budget modules.
Assists in the preparation and submission of the external reports to governmental and educational agencies.
Compiles key financial performance indicators for the departments.
Assists Controller in the establishing a compliance system and performing internal audits.
Assists Controller with year-end closing and annual audit.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field is required.
Three (3) years’ experience required in financial reporting and analysis in a related area.
Three (3) years’ experience required in developing budgeting models and budgets and cost analysis
• Demonstrated analytical, accounting and financial skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision.
• Intermediate to Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required.
• Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.
• Demonstrated ability to build professional rapport.
• Strong understanding of finances and budgeting methods.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform primary functions.
About Mount Mary University
Mount Mary University, bold in vision, is an urban Catholic university committed to transforming lives and impacting communities. On our pastoral 80-acre campus on Milwaukee’s vibrant west side, we serve a diverse student population and offer more than 30 undergraduate majors for women and nine graduate programs for women and men. Choose boldly to make a difference at Mount Mary. http://www.mtmary.edu/