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Financial Analyst

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2 Days Ago

Job Description

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Goizueta Business School at Emory University is looking for a highly motivated Financial Analyst with strong accounting and analytical skills. A quick learner and team player who is self-driven with the willingness to go above and beyond to ensure outstanding service to business school staff, faculty, and leaders.



  • Perform routine and complex accounting activities requiring knowledge of systems, independent judgment, and ability to respond accordingly.
  • Ensure accuracy of account balances, resolve funding issues, and maintain proper accounting controls and procedures as per University policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinates action necessary to correct account balances and maintain proper accounting controls and procedures.
  • Process activities for monthly and fiscal financial close, reporting, forecasting, and strategic initiatives for school revenue and costs.
  • Assist in preparing, developing and monitoring budgets. Assists in year-end audits and ensuring the accuracy of accounting data.
  • Analyzes financial statements and prepares and analyzes financial reports to represent current and projected financial status which will aid management in short- and long-range financial planning.
  • Review and approve all travel & expense reports, purchasing card transactions, payment requests, requisitions/purchase orders, journal entries, and miscellaneous reimbursements, ensuring compliance with Emory policies and procedures.
  • Provide departmental/administration support by preparing deposits for cash/checks/wires, process journal entries for inter- and intra-departmental charges and transfers, generate purchase orders, and submit invoices for payment.
  • Generate ad hoc reports for departments using Oracle Business Intelligence, research and resolve account discrepancies, and respond to inquiries regarding invoices and payment status.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on internal financial systems, processes, and reporting.
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies and automation, make and implement recommendations to optimize school’s financial outcome.
  • Champion ad hoc projects for finance and operations that require strategic thinking and effective communication with financial and non-financial audience.
  • Collaborate across teams, while supporting necessary changes and proactively leading new initiatives and process changes.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, with 2 to 5 years of accounting or financial analysis experience.
  • Must possess excellent functional knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, and a good understanding of and experience with computerized financial accounting and reporting systems.
  • Sound oral and written communication skills with positive attitude a must.
  • Strong organizational skills, an attention to detail and the ability to maintain focus on a variety of tasks simultaneously and effectively.
  • Highly motivated with a growth mindset, self-driven and a team player with willingness to go above and beyond the basic job description to ensure outstanding service to business school staff, faculty, and leaders.
  • Intellectual and technological curiosity with solid ability to grasp information, make recommendations, and a drive for problem-solving, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration, with minimal supervision.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website. Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters ATLANTA, GA
  • Size 7,500 - 15,000
  • Founded 1836
  • Type Private
  • Revenue $5B - $10B
  • Industry Business Services
  • About emory university
  • Emory University is an educational institution that provides undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.

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