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Financial Analyst

Apply now Job no: 524750
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional

Department: Budget and Resource Planning
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $62,000 - $65,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
November 4, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application including names and contact information for three professional references, please upload the following:

• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.
• A resume of your professional work experience and education.

Department Summary
Budget and Resource Planning (BRP) is a unit within the Finance and Administration portfolio that reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). BRP has overall responsibility for developing and implementing the University’s budget processes and supports the University’s financial operations through the planning and allocation of financial resources, and by providing analysis to enhance university decision-making and resource planning across campus. Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university’s many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible and beautiful.

Position Summary
This position reports to the Director of Budget Operations, who is responsible for all operational aspects of the budget process, including both the opening and closing of the annual operating budget. The Financial Analyst participates in the budget development processes, performs special studies (including developing costing models for bargaining purposes), and assists with developing unit process and procedures guidelines.

The Financial Analyst serves as a primary resource for fiscal staff in university departments and manages an assigned group of Level 3 Responsibility Units (10-14 RUs) by serving as a confidential consultant on budgeting and financial operations, ensuring units follow proper financial controls, and comply with University and State regulations. They are responsible for providing the Director and senior leadership with assessments of emerging budgetary and/or fiscal problems or concerns and working closely with units to resolve issues.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, computer science or related field, plus three years of professional experience as a budget or financial analyst; OR
• Equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and written with a diverse population.
• In-depth understanding of financial and management practices.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
• Ability to exercises independent judgment with limited supervision.

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced experience in Excel, proficient with Word, Outlook (or similar scheduling/calendar program), and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
• Demonstrated knowledge of strategic and financial planning/modeling principles, methods and practices.
• Experience working with Banner, Cognos, or other integrated data and reporting tools.
• Experience leading processes, developing guidelines, and communicating to various audiences.
• Experience developing forecast and tracking models that integrate statistical and financial information.
• Experience performing analysis of financial forecasts, budgets, and econometric trends.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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