The Financial Analyst is a member of the Budget Office team and is responsible for a variety of financial tasks supporting the development and administration of all aspects of the College’s budget and forecast processes, reporting, and long-term financial planning. The Financial Analyst works with the College’s general ledger, planning, and reporting applications. The incumbent must exercise good judgment when working with financial information and maintain high standards of quality, accuracy, efficiency and timeliness in all work performed. The Financial Analyst interfaces with different departments at the College as well as external contacts. The position reports to the Budget Manager.

Financial Planning, Reporting & Analytics
• Support the development of the college budget or forecast process, including review and analytics
• Prepare monthly and quarterly management reports, variance analyses with explanations, trend analyses or other ad-hoc requests to support decision making
• Support financial planning and analysis for unit/department level activities as well as division and consolidated college level
• Conduct independent analysis of financial data and prepare financial reports, analytics or trend analyses for internal and external purposes in a summative concise format

• Coordinate planning and collection of board meeting materials
• Assist with creation and assembly of board and senior leadership meeting materials
• Responsible for the maintenance and integrity of data interfaces with systems of original entry and variance resolution
• Provide technical support and training for financial budget systems and assist with application upgrades and enhancements
• Review and analyze budget transfer requests
• Provide direction or training to campus constituents pertaining to policy, procedures or financial system use
• Maintain or provide budget assistance for assigned areas
• Complete ad hoc projects or reports as assigned

• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
• Prioritization and multi-tasking skills in fast-paced environment
• Strong attention to detail and exercise confidentiality and discretion
• Knowledge and experience with journal entries and financial statement preparation
• Skilled in understanding database structure and can manipulate data imports and exports for financial reporting and analysis

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
• Minimum 2 years relevant accounting or finance experience in non-profit or government- related entity; Higher education preferred
• Demonstrated understanding of basic accounting concepts and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
• Demonstrated understanding of budgeting concepts
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment
• Proficient in use of Google suite and Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel and intermediate PowerPoint and Word
• Proficient working with an Enterprise Resource Planning system; Ellucian Banner experience a plus
• Banner, Cognos, and Anaplan system knowledge a plus

Please provide a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.

Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is responsive, inclusive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.