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University of Rochester Financial Analyst - 232305 in Rochester, New York

Financial Analyst Job ID 232305

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 Financial Analyst, Neuroscience


8 AM-4:30 PM




Under general direction from Research Program Manager, and with considerable latitude for i ndependent judgment and i n i t i at i v e , conducts specialized and highly complex analysis of financial data for the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience (which includes the Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging and Neurophysiology - CABIN, collectively referred to as the “Institute”). This position provi des quantitati ve and qualitative analysis of current and proposed busi ness operations, and oversees the ongoing rev i ew and ana l ys i s of financial performance for the Institute. Funct i ons as compliance officer respons i b l e for i nterpret i n g and ensur i ng complia n ce of all financ i al requ i rements as specified per UR po l i cy. Us i ng understand i ng of financ i al mana g ement, systems and systems re l at i ons h i ps, decis i on support, and dashboard metrics, prepares and presents detai l ed financ i al reports i nclud i ng trend i ng and var i ance ana l ys i s. Ab l e to ana l yze comp l ex data, understand re l at i onsh i ps among sources of i nformat i o n , and make i ndepen d ent assessme n ts. Works collaborat i vely with the Institute and URMC l eadersh i p a n d other depart m e n ts, to prov i de eva l uat i on and support of the Institute’s operat i ons and i nterests.


25% Serves as the main point of contact for the Institute’s Finances, including both pre-award and post-award grant management. Working closely with the Chair and Research Program Manager, develops the annual budgets, including the updated forecast for the current fiscal year. Prepares and presents reports regularly to the Chair and Research Program Manager regarding the overall finances of the Institute and makes recommendations for cost savings and/or business opportunities. Develops business improvement plans at the direction of the Chair and Research Program Manager.

20% Conducts specialized financial analysis and research on subjects that will assist with financial and operational decisions with the Institute’s research, and education missions. Takes current and new University policies into consideration and analyzes the financial impact of new initiatives. Examples of specialized analyses include but are not limited to exquisite details on extensive faculty recruitment packages and uses of the Institute’s $10,000,000 portfolio, assisting with the expansion analysis of grants and numerous donations to the Institute. Analyzes and interprets data, statistics and financial information. Makes presentations to Chair, Research Program Manager and Principal Investigators on areas of research or analysis etc.

20% Prepares conclusions, forecasts and makes financial recommendations based on research and understanding of the use of the funds. Compiles, prepares, and presents reports, graphs and charts of data analyzed. Examples of presentations, reports and charts include but are not limited to designing a detailed portfolio of reports on the state of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging and Neurophysiology etc., detailing grant trends associated with expansion of the Neuroscience faculty and leveraging of the Del Monte Institute funds.

15% Assumes responsibility for special projects involving research, planning and recommending changes, for example, analyzing data from Schmitt Foundation research projects and other educational uses of these funds for reporting to the Foundation Board. Prepares and presents a n alyt i cal reports on special prob l ems w i th recommendat i ons for program or po l i cy change s Assumes responsibility for the project, establishes time tables, actively plans and coordinates the efforts of subordinate staff.

10% Directs, trains and supervises financial and grant staff. Assigns accountabilities and reviews completed work for accuracy. Provides consistent feedback to on their performance and achievements. Meets regularly with financial staff for information exchange and educational events. Conducts performance evaluations.

5% Keeps abreast of trends as they relate to financial management and adapts new developments into planning, control and analytical processes.

5% Other projects and job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting of Business Administration and four years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters preferred.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with complex finances.

  • Must be able to prepare and present materials clearly to all levels of the organization and have a proven record of taking initiative and being proactive.

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to set priorities and manage competing demands.

  • Strong spreadsheet analysis and database experience; CLASP certification, URGEMS experience preferred.

  • Ability to quickly learn new systems, programs, and / or software.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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