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Academic Finance Analyst

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Business and Financial Services

Job Description

The Academic Finance Analyst will have a broad range of analytical responsibilities that support the strategic allocation of resources across the academic enterprise at Virginia Tech.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Finance, the Academic Finance Analyst will be responsible for a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Analyzing key academic performance and financial data and providing insights to support institutional decision-making.
  • Providing trend and forecast analyses and recommend actions for improvement or optimization.
  • Developing and analyzing financial plans and models to support university strategic initiatives.
  • Supporting the annual academic budget development process and working to advance the evolution of the university's academic performance budget model.
  • Working closely with the Office of Analytics and Institutional Effectiveness to broaden the accessibility of data insights to campus stakeholders.
The responsibilities of this positions will provide the candidate the opportunity to deepen their understanding of university budgeting/finance processes while leveraging a wide set of related data sources (e.g., student, finance, human resources, etc.). The candidate will be expected to work independently on some tasks and effectively collaborate with a variety of campus stakeholders on other tasks. The candidate must also be able to understand (or quickly learn) key institutional performance drivers and demonstrate attention to detail in work performed.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement after an initial period of on-site training.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field; or a Bachelor's degree in a related field with equivalent experience/training
  • Progressive experience in accounting, budgeting, and/or financial analysis
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting complex information
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel to include use of advanced formulas and functions
  • Experience with data query tools
  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with budgeting and/or financial planning within higher education
  • Proven experience with databases, functional querying, and/or data mining (e.g. SQL, DAX, etc.)

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Review Date

October 10, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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