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SFS Senior Financial Analyst


SFS Senior Financial Analyst

  • R0043181
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Finance
  • The University of Virginia
Student Financial Services at UVA is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team. Student Financial Services at UVA is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team. Reporting to the Enrollment Director of Budget and Finance, this position provides an option to work on-site or hybrid remote, following the University's remote work guidelines.

The Senior Financial Analyst assists with developing, interpreting, and implementing financial and accounting concepts and techniques for financial planning, control, and analysis. This position will collaborate with management to gather, evaluate, summarize, and prepare recommendations regarding financial plans, future requirements, operating forecasts, and similar financial matters related to Financial Aid. Provides analytical and technical support with complex and large-scoped projects and serves as a technical expert on financial analysis. This position will provide functional and technical direction to other financial staff members. Additionally, this position will provide financial analysis support for the AccessUVA financial model. The S enior Financial Analyst is to maintain a high level of understanding and demonstrate financial analysis and forecasting knowledge.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics. By gathering and organizing data to update the Tuition Funded Financial Aid model & work closely with OFP&A on the forecast
  • Analyze financial need data and create financial models for decision support for Summer, JTerm, University Achievement Awards, and other funding awards
  • Analyze past fiscal year's results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting. Coordinate internal and external reporting and surveys (FISAP, HRSA, Moody's, Internal Financial Reporting, and others)
  • Review and assist with new Item Type setup, and FDM worktags
  • Evaluate financial balances for gift and endowment awarding
  • Determine SCHEV Codes for reporting data files by working with the IRA team when needed
  • Provide financial forecasting information to SFS and Enrollment leadership
  • Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study proposed changes in methods and materials
  • Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, SIS queries, and Workday dashboards
  • Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools
  • Reconcile transactions through cross-referencing of incoming and outgoing data from SIS and Workday
  • Plans and manages projects for accurate completion within scheduled target dates by tracking and reporting project status/progress.
  • Responsible for implementing new or enhancing existing technology applications within Student Financial Services that will create new or streamline current business processes.
  • Promotes teamwork attributes, including leadership, attitude, management support, team building, communication, empathy for co-workers, and efforts in achieving departmental goals, as evidenced by feedback from co-workers and management.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree in finance related field or equivalent experience

Experience: Two years experience in a financial, system support, or report/analytics role

Proficient in MS Office, with an emphasis on Excel

The Senior Financial Analyst will report to the Enrollment Director of Budget and Finance.

For additional information about the position, please contact Lisa Shuler, lws5c@virginia.edu.

Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

This is position offers an option to work on-site or hybrid remote, following the University's remote work guidelines and is located in Charlottesville, VA.

The anticipated start date is end of January 30th, 2023.

Anticipated Hiring Range : $65,000-$89,000 commensurate with education and experience.

This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit www.hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

This position will remain open until filled.

This position will notsponsor applicants for work visas.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:
Process for Internal UVA Applicants : Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0043181 “

Process for External Applicants: Please visit UVA job board at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for “R0043181”.

Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV
  • Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Freeman, Recruiting Specialist, at jf2sw@virginia.edu

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

    COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

    Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

    The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


    Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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