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Financial Analyst

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Work type: Restricted
Location: West LA Campus
Categories: Graziadio Business School, Business/Accounting/Finance, Finance

The Finance Office is committed to practicing fiscal responsibility by delivering analytical insight and providing operational services in the areas of financial planning, management, and reporting for the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School (PGBS). The Financial Analyst will report directly to the Assistant Dean of Finance and will be primarily responsible for assisting in the annual budget process, developing a monthly reporting package and monthly forecast for the year in addition to a 5 year projection.


  • Financial Management: Improve the financial health of the School by analyzing data, assessing variances, identifying trends, and proposing corrective actions; Increase productivity by discovering root causes of inefficiencies and developing and implementing process improvements to address them; Document processes and internal controls; Interface with central university accounting and budgeting departments
  • Financial Reporting: Perform ad hoc analytics to help the Leadership Team make informed financial decisions; Prepare regular financial reports and presentations that highlight trends and key performance; Summarize designated fund activities; Prepare monthly supporting schedules and analysis
  • Financial Planning: Create revenue models to project impact of various enrollment scenarios; Design and implement effective budgeting policies and procedures; Coordinate with 25+ budget managers to establish a $45m+ operating budget; Generate and maintain pro forma financial statements to assess projected margins; Assist in reviewing competitive landscape among competing schools
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned in a dynamic environment
  • Uphold University mission through work performed

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees 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.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business; 2 years of work experience in a related business field (i.e. finance, analytics, etc.); Demonstrated experience in finance/accounting, administrative support, ability to work with groups and independently, ability to manage multiple projects/tasks, ability to meet deadlines. Must have strong interpersonal skills. General PC operations, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) Proficiency in Excel a must.

Preferred: MBA, emphasis in Accounting/Finance/Analytics; 5 years of work experience in a related business field; Demonstrated experience with analytics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), experience in finance/accounting, administrative support, ability to work with groups and independently, ability to manage multiple projects/tasks, ability to meet deadlines; Must have strong interpersonal skills; General PC operations, Microsoft Office (Work, PowerPoint, Excel) Expert in Excel. Knowledge of PeopleSoft and Simpler Systems.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.Preferred:

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a restricted, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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