Job category: Financial
Job Type: Full Time
The Financial Reporting Analyst provides strategic leadership in financial management for Computing Services & Systems Development.
This position provides executive level financial support to the CIO and Administration in financial analysis, evaluating cost controls, performing cost studies, and detecting trends. Responsible for preparing business recommendations based on financial and budget analysis for purposes of supporting CIO and operating decisions. Key aspect will be to determine ‘true costs’ and ROIs. Provides financial leadership & involved in high level projects that affect stakeholder units across the University.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Financial Planning and Analysis, IT expense management, budgetary support for IT cost centers, managing charge-out process, project estimates, capital appropriation (CAR) analyses & process facilitation, ad hoc analysis & presentations for senior management, enterprise IT reporting, industry benchmarking, and strategic data analysis.
Must have strong business background & excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills. Must have experience with computerized billing systems & report writers. Must have thorough understanding of cost accounting and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). Dynamic leadership, analytical & strategic planning skills are expected, as is a team-oriented, proactive, problem-solving outlook. Expected to maintain absolute confidentiality as data is highly sensitive in nature. Must possess ability to partner with people at all levels of the organization & have strong communication, interpersonal, negotiating, and influencing skills. The ability to maintain & improve consistent & sound business processes is required.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field such as Finance, Economics or Business. A CMA or CPA license is preferred. Five to seven years’ senior level finance work preferred. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in accounting, auditing & budgeting. Solid working knowledge of software and database systems used in financial reporting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Excel & PowerPoint) is required. A CMA or CPA license is preferred.