Job Description Summary:
The George Washington University's Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is responsible for leading the university's alumni and fundraising efforts.
DAR seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, patients and other friends. Our goal is to advance GW’s mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship and patient care.
Development staff connect the passions of our alumni and supporters with the aspirations of our students and faculty to provide the resources that ensure GW continues to make history. Alumni Relations staff engage GW's more than 270,000 alumni located around the world and offers tools to connect and network, develops benefits and services, creates programs and events, provides opportunities to volunteer and give, and shares news and information.
DAR embraces core values that guide our work and our relationships. We are people-centric, collaborative, driven by excellence, and empowered.
DAR is seeking a Financial Analyst. The successful candidate will join the DAR Finance team. The DAR Finance team provides financial oversight to the division, guidance on financial strategies and supports the division in maintaining financial compliance.
The Financial Analyst is responsible for providing financial oversight to the division. Reporting to the Assistant Finance Director, the Financial Analyst plays a critical role on the DAR finance team.
Responsible for financial analysis, trending and forecasting for several organizations within DAR including preparing budget reports, analyzing monthly expense activity, meeting with budget managers to discuss the annual budget, 5-year plan and other areas of strategic financial planning. The monthly budget reporting process includes data collected from the general ledger and revenue and expense analysis, identifying potential areas for efficiency and cost containment.
Assists the Managing Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director and Senior Financial Analyst in the development of the annual budget for the division by preparing multi-year budget projections and resource allocation recommendations; reviews and analyzes expense and income data monthly for year-end forecasts for several budget organizations and recommends corrective action during the year if needed. Prepares Unit budget reports for several areas, ad-hoc reports, and other requests for financial information.
Prepares and conducts training sessions for directors, and managers and support staff concerning financial policies and procedures and use of university systems.
Additionally, responsible for daily financial transactions of the Division including procurement, invoice payments, reimbursements, and timekeeping. Provides guidance to employees throughout the division performing these tasks. Serves as the primary timekeeper and is responsible for training two other members of the finance team to serve as a backup timekeeper.
Responsible for the primary management of the division's timekeeping records and paid leave administration. Ensuring accurate timesheet submission and meeting Payroll deadlines.
Serves as primary division contact for P-Card compliance and expense reporting, providing assistance to units across the division to ensure all expense reports are accurate, timely, and compliant with Divisional and University policies.
Promotes awareness of and compliance with university financial management policies throughout the division. Recommends enhancements to and implements procedures and policies that govern financial activities across the Division to provide effective resource management and ensure consistency with University policies.
The Financial Analyst is expected to be enthusiastic and work well in a fast-paced team environment.
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to this position.
Processes the daily financial transactions of the Division, including procurement, invoice payments and reimbursements.,
Serves as primary division contact for Pcard and expense reporting, providing assistance to units across the division to ensure all expense reports are accurate, timely, and compliant with Divisional and University policies.,
Responsible for the primary management of the division's timekeeping records and paid leave administration. Ensuring accurate timesheet submission and meeting Payroll deadlines.,
Assists with the reconciliation of divisional financial accounts, researching outstanding issues, escalating when necessary.,
Provides assistance in the preparation of Unit budget reports, ad-hoc reports, and other requests for financial information.,
Promotes awareness of and compliance with university financial management policies throughout the division. Recommends enhancements to procedures and policies that govern financial activities across the Division to provide effective resource management and ensure consistency with University policies.,
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Experience in higher education.
Familiarity with enterprise systems such as Oracle Financials, Banner, and Kronos in a higher education environment.
Advanced proficiency in Excel and Access.
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization, plus two years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.