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Financial Analyst / Planner 

About the Organization NCU was founded with the goal of providing accessible, high-quality, online graduate degrees to working professionals. No other university can match NCU's uniquely flexible approach to online learning, which includes weekly course starts and personal one-to-one mentoring from our professionally seasoned, all-doctoral faculty in a class size of one. With no residency requirements, NCU is perfect for the independent, self-motivated student who seeks a world-class education no matter where they live!

Across all four of our Schools - the School of Business & Technology Management, School of Education, School of Psychology, and School of Marriage & Family Therapy - NCU is committed to helping students achieve academically to become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

With administrative offices in Prescott Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona, and San Diego, California, as well as students, alumni and faculty in more than 50 countries, NCU is an excellent choice for professionals around the world who share our passion for excellence. We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly-credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Have you ever heard the saying, “A company is only as good as the people it keeps?”

At Northcentral University, we strongly believe that our University is only as good as our team of staff, faculty and students around the world united by a commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity and accountability.


We celebrate personal and professional growth and desire to see our team members fully realize and reach their potential. When you join the Northcentral team, you will enjoy a challenging, but positive and fun work environment that promotes productivity, achievement and fulfillment.


If you are passionate about making a difference and are ready to be challenged and inspired in your daily work as part of a growing, success-oriented company, then we want to hear from you!


Financial Analyst Needed

This is a highly visible position that will support the Business in the development of their annual operating and capital budget, as well as the monthly forecast.  This position has responsibility for analytical decision support, including but not limited to trend analysis, benchmarking, and scenario modeling. 


Essential Functions and Duties

  • Assists in the development of the annual plan and monthly forecasting.
  • Develops reporting tools (bridges, scorecards, etc.) and key performance metrics to provide management insight into revenue and operating expense trends, tracks project spending, headcount and potential risks/opportunities to the forecast or plan.
  • Provides analysis and recommendations to senior management regarding key drivers of the business.
  • Leads the monthly variance analysis of actual operating, capital, and project spending vs. plan, forecast, and prior year; includes responsibility for driving cost control.
  • Provides project management support as assigned on various projects directed at improving financial processes, analysis, and controls.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed

  • Knowledge of financial and accounting computer applications.
  • Knowledge of General Ledger structure.
  • Expert Excel skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Skill in planning, forecasting and modeling.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data in order to identify and present meaningful observations and recommendations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with the ability to collaborate within a cross-functional team environment.
  • Must be self-directed with the ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
  • Results oriented, disciplined, and detailed with a systemic mindset.
  • Must be comfortable with manual processes


Education and Experience Required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in planning and forecasting.
  • Experience with Great Plains a plus!


Benefits and Opportunities Offered


  • Medical, dental and supplemental insurance plans
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Educational benefits
  • Excellent growth potential
  • Work hard, have fun culture and atmosphere

What We Offer:

In addition to excellent earning potential and a comprehensive benefits package—including medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid holidays and PTO—Northcentral University supports the professional growth of its team members through education benefits, growth opportunities and room for advancement.

Are you ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals who work together to change lives through higher education?    Apply today!







Position Requirements

See above.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Accounting/Finance  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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