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Boston University SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST, Financial Affairs, Comptroller's Office in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Senior Financial Analyst is a key member of Boston University's Comptroller team. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Financial Operations, the Senior Financial Analyst position provides analytical support to the Financial Affairs leadership team. They will prepare, collect, and interpret financial data to develop financial analyses, projections, short and long-term financial plans, and other reports.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Manages and leads a portfolio of special projects working directly with the University's academic and administrative units.

  • Improves business processes and financial reporting to advance the University's goals of simplicity, transparency, effectiveness, and excellent financial controls.

  • Maintains an executive dashboard (Power BI) which summarizes daily financial and operational performance metrics and illuminates any on-going issues to leadership.

  • Assists in preparation of regular reporting to senior management and Board of Trustees relating to all activities within domain of Finance unit.

  • Assists in the preparation of the University's annual financial report, including the compilation of Managements Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) published with the audited financial statements.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a Finance or Accounting related field.

  • 8+ years of work experience, preferably in a university environment

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize routine tasks and ad-hoc requests.

  • Advanced oral and written communication and analytical skills

  • Detail oriented, demonstrating accuracy and quality of work output.

  • Ability to work (both independently and in conjunction with others) effectively and cooperatively in a small, collegial team environment.

  • Experience in analyzing data to determine relevant conclusions and suggest appropriate actions to senior leadership.

Preferred Skills:

  • CPA or CFA certification(s)

Benefits/Other Information:

Boston University's generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off as well as potential remote working arrangements! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at

The department of Financial Affairs at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all constituents can thrive.

For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups who share our interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities.

Interested applicants are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and submit a cover letter addressed to 'Hiring Manager Senior Financial Analyst position #1485'. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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