The Financial Reporting Analyst provides strategic leadership in financial management for Computing Services & Systems Development. This position provides executive level financial support to the CIO and CSSD Leadership team in financial analysis, evaluating cost controls, performing cost studies, and detecting trends. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing business recommendations based on financial and budget analysis for purposes of supporting CIO and operating decisions. A key aspect will be to determine 'true costs' and ROIs. The Financial Analyst provides financial leadership & involved in high-level projects that affect stakeholder units across the University.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Financial Planning and Analysis; IT expense management; budgetary support for IT cost centers; managing charge-out process, project estimates, capital appropriation (CAR) analyses & process facilitation; ad hoc analysis & presentations for senior management; enterprise IT reporting; industry benchmarking; and strategic data analysis.
As a Financial Analyst, this position: - Supports CSSD Senior Management with budget and cost controls, financial analysis, and accounting procedures - Prepares complex financial statements for the CSSD area budgets, reconciles expenses, executes cost studies and does financial analyses of budgets - Implements policies and procedures that facilitate monitoring of budgets and reviews existing policies to recommend changes - Develops cost models and budget/cost analysis - Plans and executes internal audits
The incumbent must possess the following: - Strong business background & excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills - Experience with computerized billing systems & report writers - Thorough understanding of cost accounting and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) - Dynamic leadership, analytical & strategic planning skills and a team-oriented, proactive, problem-solving outlook. - Ability to maintain confidentiality as data is highly sensitive in nature - Ability to partner with people at all levels of the organization & strong interpersonal, negotiating, and influencing skills - Ability to maintain & improve consistent & sound business processes
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field such as Finance, Economics or Business or the equivalent in experience. A CMA or CPA license is preferred. Five to seven years' senior level finance work preferred. Must have at least 5 years' experience in accounting, auditing & budgeting. Solid working knowledge of software and database systems used in financial reporting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Excel & PowerPoint) is required. Tableau and Crystal Reports experience is preferred. A CMA or CPA license is preferred.
Department Details : Pitt Information Technology (Pitt IT) provides innovative information technology services that support learning, teaching, research, and business at the University of Pittsburgh. Applicants should include their complete employment history on their application, in addition to attaching a resume specifically to this position #. Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments. Your efforts will be supporting a world-renowned teaching and research facility.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Financial.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30-5
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19005469
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.