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Financial Services Analyst - 2004624 

EOE StatementCarnegie Mellon University - Software Engineering Institute considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
 
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Position Summary:  Responsible for development, analysis (including appropriateness of any cost transfers), and reporting on organization’s non-payroll expenditures, totally an annual estimate of $39M USD.  Position is responsible for the oversight and reconciliation of the government pricing procedures to comply with the SEI’s new contractual requirements.  This position will be expected to create and maintain detailed and accurate audit files for direct interface with government and/or university auditors. This position will be the primary point of contact in all matters related to the government pricing contractual requirement.

This position will be responsible for the monthly subcontract/consulting Staff-Year-of-Technical Effort (STE) reporting for use in the development of critical SEI cost metrics.  The position will be responsible for identifying discrepancies and investigating causes and recommending corrective actions related to all matters related to subcontract/consulting STE reporting.  In addition, this position will be required to create, maintain, and analyze subcontract information and present findings and recommendations to senior levels of SEI management.

Position will also play an essential and critical role in the development, testing, and implementation of new systems across the entire spectrum of Financial Services.  Input provided will include analysis of needs, input related to system requirements, and detailed testing including the creation of the plans and maintenance of required documentation. Recommendations provided by this position will be critical in appropriate system creation and implementation decisions.

Position will also be expected to contribute to the overall success of internal initiatives designed to increase efficiencies of the Financial & Business Services department.

Position will also be responsible for audit and reconciliation of SEI PCard transactions to ensure compliance with SEI DoD contract requirements and CMU guidelines, as well as monthly oversight of non-payroll redistributions and internal company transfers.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: One (1) to three (3) years of related experience with an emphasis on financial tracking and reporting

Skills/Abilities: Must have strong organizational, analytical, reasoning, interpersonal and problem solving skills; excellent communications skills; ability to interact with campus community and external customers; a willingness to assume responsibility and to exercise good judgment. Must be willing to take on new tasks, accept responsibility for accuracy and implementation of new ideas. Must be computer literate. Must be able to compose written communications, edit correspondence, have excellent verbal skills, maintain accurate and detailed records and have the ability to understand and follow directions. Must have a working knowledge of Excel and Word, as well as the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new systems.

Mobility: Normal office position with some mobility (i.e., travel to other campus locations, may require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of several reams of paper, etc.)

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, close contact with CRT for long periods of time

Mental:  Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet flexible deadlines, remain calm during difficult situations, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions. Strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experience in an academic setting.

Skills/Abilities: Oracle 11i financial system.

 

Accountability: Expected to act independently, prioritizing own workload. Expected to work directly with both internal and external customers including auditors as this position will be responsible for the government pricing reconciliations. Establishes priorities, then plans and executes own and/or unit work.  Actively participates with other members of the SEI and CMU to develop systems, procedures, guidelines, system specifications, and maintenance of existing systems. Provides training and consulting to individuals at all levels of the SEI.

Direction: Performs under minimal supervision.  All duties and responsibilities are handled independently using established guidelines, policies and previous experiences as precedents with only the most difficult or unique situations being referred to the supervisor. It is expected that as requirements change, the incumbent will recognize the need to review and analyze policies and procedures and take appropriate action by recommending adjustments to management.

Decisions: Expected to make decisions based upon detailed analyses and investigations.  For example, decisions are made based on policies, procedures, guidelines, past precedence, and current practices. Unique situations will be discussed with management and it is expected that solutions and recommendations be provided.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will supervise/provide guidance to other staff, such as temporary employees and/or work-studies

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

35%     Act as the primary point of contact for all matters related to the SEI’s government pricing contractual requirement.  This includes the detailed analysis of the data as well as the presentation of the data to all levels of management.  Duties include presentation of the data, findings and recommendations to senior leadership as well as direct interface with government and/or university auditors.  Responsibility also includes the assignment of other high-visibility projects related to both government pricing and other projects as assigned by all levels of SEI management.

30%     Responsible for audit and reconciliation of SEI pcard transactions to ensure compliance with SEI DoD contract requirements and CMU guidelines, as well as monthly oversight of non-payroll redistributions and inter company transfers

15%     This position will be responsible for the monthly subcontract/consulting STE reporting for use in the development of critical SEI cost metrics.  The position will be responsible for identifying discrepancies and investigating causes and recommending corrective actions related to all matters related to subcontract/consulting STE reporting.  In addition, this position will be required to create, maintain, and analyze subcontract information and report findings to various levels of SEI management.

10%     Position will also play a key role in the development, testing, and implementation of new systems across the Financial Services spectrum.  Input provided will include analysis of needs, input related to system requirements, and detailed testing including the creation of the plans and maintenance of required documentation. Recommendations provided by this position will be critical in appropriate system creation and implementation decisions.

5%       Position will also be expected to contribute to the overall success of internal initiatives designed to increase efficiencies of the Financial & Business Services department.

5%       Other projects as assigned by all levels of SEI management.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Director – Financial & Business Services < Manager, SEI Financial Services < Assistant Manager, SEI Financial Services < Financial Specialist, Team Lead < Financial Services Analyst

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

 
Job Categories Finance & Accounting 


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