The Financial Analyst will partner with business leaders in Walden University as well as assist in financial reporting and consolidation of Online schools utilizing Hyperion and PowerPoint. This position is integral in analyzing ongoing business changes, preparation of periodic forecasting/budgeting/long range planning cycles, and providing financial oversight and compliance for assigned areas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare and analyze financial data to explain variances and interpret results on a monthly and ad hoc basis with communication to business partners and finance leadership
Key team member in the development of periodic forecast, budget, and long-range planning
Frame and model various analysis including capital investment proposals and track capital expenditures
Monthly financial reporting, consolidation and insight to Online schools
Day to day Hyperion administration activities such as adding new members and updating hierarchies and reports and the reconciliation of Hyperion databases with PeopleSoft.
Support Hyperion Planning user community with technical issues and troubleshooting
Support with Corporate inquiries
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position may perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Establish and maintain positive ongoing relationships with the external financial community.
Must be flexible, able to contribute in a team environment, and able to handle multiple priorities.
Experience with MS Office suite of software products required.
Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Essbase, PeopleSoft and Microsoft Excel experience highly preferred.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, MBA preferred
2 to 5 years of Accounting, Finance, or related business experience
Familiarity with financial statements (i.e. Income Statement, Balance Sheet)
Propensity and willingness to learn new technologies
Experience with Hyperion Planning, HFM, and SmartView a plus
Strong understanding of Excel, Access and PowerPoint
Detail-oriented, organized approach to performing work
Team player with strong partnering skills with other business entities
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to meet stringent deadlines and work under pressure
Collaborative - Ability to develop effective working relationships and influence people across functions, geographies at all levels of the organization.
Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Innovative - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
Customer focused - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Drives Engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
People Leadership - Leads by example when it comes to finding and developing talent, with a focus on talent acquisition strategies, setting performance targets that raises standards and development of high potential talent.