Senior Financial Analyst

Details

  • Position Category: Non-Academic
  • Position Title: Senior Financial Analyst
  • School/Department: Accounting
  • Reports To: AVP of Finance and Reporting
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular

Information & Responsibilities

SUMMARY

Reports directly to the AVP of Finance and Reporting and supports the development, implementation, monitoring, interpretation, and analysis of CalArts’:  annual and multi-year operating budgets, forecasting, long-range planning, capital planning, compensation forecasting, and makes recommendations on resource allocations. Responsible for compilation, analysis, and dissemination of information that provides decision support for the CFO and the President’s leadership team, deans, department heads, and others to contribute to sound decision-making and effectiveness in managing the Institute’s financial resources.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (including but not limited to)

  • Provide support to develop recommendations and measured financial impacts of various financial scenarios to senior leadership by developing, maintaining, and updating strategic long-range financial models, operating plans, tuition models, salary and staffing models, and benefits projections.
  • Support the annual operating budget process in distributing budget templates, collecting and aggregating data, coordinating meetings, and synthesizing information.
  • Evaluate departmental financial stewardship by conducting rigorous analysis on department/school spending against approved budgets.
  • Assist in the development of materials for use with campus committees and Board of Trustees and its subcommittees.
  • Evaluate and monitor validity of data in collection systems and make recommendations for updates/modifications to maximize efficiencies, capabilities, and processes, and proactively resolve discrepancies by analyzing and reporting data from source systems and collaborating with Institutional Research and Information Technology to develop more effective reporting.
  • Other special projects

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong attention to detail, quality, accuracy, financial acumen, and data integrity and ability to develop complex and accurate models
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate-to-advanced technology skills to use various technology solutions or a strong ability to identify new ones
  • Some level of project management ability to manage multiple projects/analyses at a given time
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse audiences
  • Self-motivated and have the ability to multitask

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or business-related field. MBA preferred but not required.
  • 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience in financial modeling and analysis. 
  • Ability to use reporting and analysis to identify opportunities for efficiency and/or improvements.
  • Needs to be able to work independently and with a team.
  • Excellent Excel and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite required.  Ability to extract data from ERP systems through sequel or other tools.
  • Experience in higher education not required but desirable

 

How to Apply

To Apply: This position is open until filled, but for full consideration please apply at accountingjobs@calarts.edu

Equity & Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

TypeNon-Academic
School/DepartmentAccounting
Reports ToAVP of Finance and Reporting
StatusFull-Time
AppointmentRegular
Instructions

To Apply: This position is open until filled, but for full consideration please apply at accountingjobs@calarts.edu

Equity and Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.