GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Financial Analyst (FP&A ) has the primary responsibility of compiling and managing reports of key financial and operating data. This position will utilize both Augsburg's ERP system for data queries as well as utilizing Microsoft Excel and other tools to convert ERP data into standard and custom reports. The Financial Analyst will also serve as a point of contact for budget managers and functional partners for questions regarding budget and actual financial data. This position has a secondary responsibility for assisting the CFO in procurement analysis and data collection related to Augsburg and partner institutions consolidated procurement activities.
Create standard reports to build a data repository for key financial and operating data that can be used to create analysis and to answer questions from budget owners or senior leaders.
Reconcile FP&A reports and summary management reports to GAAP Financial Statements produced by the Business Office on a quarterly basis.
Create analysis and financial calculations to support annual budget projections and ongoing forecasts.
Coordinate with IT team on standard reports produced by Agresso/Unit4 for Budget Managers to ensure that the correct data is presented.
Coordination with HR team on employee allocations between funds and on other employee data required for accurate financial planning and reporting.
Ad-hoc analysis of particular issues or financial relationships as requested.
Conversion of final budget into Agresso/Unit4 upload files to populate budget in Agresso/Unit4. Tie out of check figures after uploads to ensure accuracy of upload process.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Typical work environment is an office, which includes working at a desk for long periods of time.
Busy work environment which includes frequent interruptions, and the possibility of working with families and students in emotional situations.
Bachelor's degree required in Finance, Accounting or related fields.
At least three(3) years of relevant experience required.
Ability to utilize database queries and other tools, particularly Microsoft Excel, to produce analysis and standard reports.
Strong general computer skills and ability to learn new computer processes and tools.
Understanding of basic financial models, accounting principles and financial reports.
High attention to detail and accuracy, with a focus on ensuring that FP&A reports reconcile to quarterly GAAP financial statements.
Committed to providing access to higher education and commitment to cultural competency growth.
Ability to carry out duties with accuracy and attention to detail despite frequent interruptions.
Strong problem solving skills: identify objectives of analysis requests and define relevant data and financial relationships that address the questions at hand.
Professional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to actively listen; Able to explain financial budgets and financial models to non-financial audiences.
Effective time management skills. (Example: timely completion of projects and effective prioritization of day-to-day work).
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and to show initiative in identifying and solving problems.
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. All faculty members are encouraged to develop significant, experiential learning opportunities in collaboration with one or more of these centers through curricular and co-curricular programming in our main campus in Minneapolis, as well as our satellite site in Rochester, MN, and academic centers in Central America and Southern Africa. Faculty members also design and offer Study-Away programs across all fifty states.
For more than a decade, Augsburg's commitment to intentional diversity has been reflected in the student body as Black, Indigenous and other students of color have to comprise more than 70% of the student body. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.
Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
Professional references will be requested at a later date.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.