Senior Financial Analyst

Yale University   •  

New Haven, CT

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 189 days ago

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The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at

Responsible for providing financial information through analysis and reporting. Identifies risks and trends that enable unit and/ or University leadership to make informed decisions. Recommends improvements to systems, methods, practices, policies, and procedures through information review. Reports to the Lead Administrator.

Provide analytical support for Library’s annual operating budget of approximately $140 million (GA, Endowment, Gift, Special Programs and Grant funding), business affairs and controls, oversight of unit facilities, grant and sponsored agreements, personnel, interdepartmental and community relations, special events.

Essential Duties

1. Financial modeling and forecasting: Provides specialized technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Organizes information from a variety of sources to establish data banks for use in analyzing and creating future plans and forecasts. Guides and collaborates with all levels of management, both internally and externally, to gather, analyze, summarize, prepare, and present recommendations regarding financial plans, trended future requirements, operating forecasts and/or similar complex financial matters. Researches and evaluates information to resolve issues and/or influence decisions. Conceptualizes, develops and executes multi-variable complex financial models. 2. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes and synthesizes information and designs and creates accurate and timely reports. Designs financialreporting to meet the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts and consolidates data from multiple sources. 3. Financial methods and systems: Influences, plans, and designs methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Leads and partners with all levels of internal and external contacts to execute departmental and/or institutional level goals. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management. 4. Strategic Resource: Translates department finance strategies into goals. Anticipates, identifies, and raises potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas and solutions. Employs judgment and expertise in identifying the appropriate stakeholders to include in consultations, communications, approvals or buy-ins for designing and implementing changes. 5. Compliance and risk management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. 6. Mentors, leads and/or supervises staff. 7. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and six years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability in preparing budgets, forecasts, and financial plans, and integrating multiple pieces of financial information to identify themes, trends, and issues.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels and to represent the department in a professional manner.