Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director for Budget and Financial Planning, and working closely with the Senior Director for Budget and Financial Planning, the AVP/Controller’s group, and other departmental staff, the Senior Financial Analyst serves as an integral member of the Budget team in the development, reporting and analysis of Berklee’s operating, capital and multi-year financial plans. The Senior Financial Analyst works regularly with large data sets and performs financial analysis to inform decision-making at departmental and strategic levels, providing analytic and customer service support to a broad array of constituents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Budgeting, Reporting & Analysis
Contribute to the development of Berklee’s operating and capital budgets, as well as multi-year financial plans through systems set-up and maintenance, provision of end-user support, development of analytic, review and presentation materials, and line item budget development.
Partner with Senior Director of Accounting’s Office, Institutional Advancement and departmental contacts to budget, monitor and reconcile restricted gift and endowment funding.
Measure, analyze and communicate expected, forecasted and actual financial performance through the timely and accurate development, production and interpretation of budget to actual reports, annual and multi-year forecasts and ad hoc analysis.
Develop and implement new techniques for financial analysis to meet departmental needs as required, leveraging Informer, Synoptix and other report-writing tools.
Customer Service & Communication
Respond to inquiries from budget managers at all levels, partnering with them to assist in budget development, maintenance and analysis.
Train the budget community on relevant systems and processes; serve as primary resource during annual budget preparation cycle, conducting group and individual training sessions.
Maintain Budget/Finance web presence including contact, business process, policy, timeline and other relevant information.
Systems & Processes
Liaise with Senior Director of Accounting’s Office to ensure and maintain structure, integrity, and security of budget and actual data within Colleague enterprise system and BudgetPak software, performing analysis and reconciliation required.
Serve as primary administrator of BudgetPak software.
Review budget transfer requests for reasonableness, accuracy and legitimacy; execute budget transfers within enterprise system, ensuring integrity of approved budget. Execute and track approved, out-of-cycle budget adjustments.
Develop and maintain procedural documentation for all phases of assigned functions.
College or non-profit environment experience desirable, particularly with restricted gift and endowment funding.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of accounting and financial principles.
Excellent computer skills and advanced knowledge of Excel and its data analysis tools, including pivot tables and vlookups; proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Experience with Ellucian Colleague Financials and/or Workday desirable.
Excellent communication, organization, interpersonal and customer service skills along with the ability to coordinate diverse activities simultaneously within stringent time frames.
The ideal candidate is inquisitive, energetic, detail-oriented, and has a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related major. MBA is a plus.
Minimum 5 to 7 years of related experience, including data manipulation and database management, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:
Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s capabilities and experiences.
A resume or CV.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment
We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creati...vity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.