Finance & Business Operations Analyst

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

ID: 7064278
Posted: February 20, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Description of Work Unit
Colorado State University
University Advancement
Finance & Business Operations Analyst

Advancement Business Services within the Division of University Advancement at Colorado State University is seeking a Finance & Business Operations Analyst.

Who We Are

Located in the beautiful town of Fort Collins, Colorado, CSU is a premier land-grant university with world-class programs in education, outreach, and research. CSU has a student body of over 34,000 students, 7,400 employees, 232,000 living alumni, and annual research expenditures exceeding $350 million. Guided by the five supporting Principles of Community: Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice, the University constantly pursues its mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement.

Within CSU, the Division of University Advancement is integral to achieving and sustaining the University’s institutional excellence through fundraising and engagement efforts. Our purpose is to connect our alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to raise the financial support necessary to advance the University’s mission and vision. With one of the leading development teams in the country, the Division most recently reached its $1 billion fundraising campaign goal 19 months ahead of schedule. is to engage alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to raise the financial support necessary to advance the University’s mission and vision.

Advancement Business Services goal is to assist in advancing Colorado State University by delivering efficient and effective business and financial services to our customers (Colleges, Athletics, Alumni, Events, and Central Advancement) in support of the University’s mission of education, research, public service and extension.

The Finance Business Operations Analyst will report to the Assistant Director of Finance and Business Operations.

Position Summary
The Finance and Business Operations Analyst ensures University Advancement finance (including, but not limited to, purchase requisitions, internal orders and transfers, procurement card transactions, monthly and year-end reporting) tasks and responsibilities are appropriately and properly processed and recorded in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The candidate will work with the Assistant Director of Finance and Business Operations and the Director of Finance to ensure adequate internal controls are installed and that substantiating documentation meets or exceeds internal and external audits.

Required Job Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (by employment start date)
• Two years professional experience in cash management and reporting including account reconciliation, interpretation of financial data, and creation of annual budgets
• A demonstrated ability to engage and effectively communicate with diverse audiences

Preferred Job Qualifications
• Experience with current University systems: Kuali Financial System a plus
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with an affinity for learning new technology
• Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze data, with attention to detail
• Ability to problem solve and exercise initiative and independent judgement
• Understanding of intermediate accounting concepts and ability to generate, review, verify and reconcile financial reports and systems
• Understands and demonstrates importance of managing multiple priorities, prioritizing tasks, meeting deadlines and time management skills
• Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)/practices
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience in a customer service and support environment, working with both internal and external constituents

Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


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