The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Pennâ™s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The Senior Financial Analyst will be a key member of Wharton's Strategic Planning Group supporting the School's five year planning process, annual budget submission, period forecasting, and a variety of high-level analytical projects.
The primary function of the Senior Financial Analyst position is to provide high-level analytical support to the financial management of the School, as well as assist various departments with business development and short and long-term planning efforts.Â In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst has the ability and the experience to work autonomously, in a broad variety of areas, as well as to provide leadership within the Finance & Administration group and the School.Â The Senior Financial Analyst may also serve as School liaison to University committees or working groups when needed.Â Key responsibilities include leadership/active participation in the five year strategic planning process, periodic forecasting, and the annual operating budget; ongoing budget responsibility for a variety of areas (academic departments, research centers, and administrative centers); development and presentation of strategic planning models for a portfolio of departments; analysis of various financial results; and gathering of market and industry data for competitive bench marking.
MBA degree required, and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.Â Strong financial, analytical, and modeling skills.Â Capability to independently manage multiple projects from design through final presentation.Â Advanced user skills with Excel and database software. Ability to see the big picture while effectively analyzing details.Â Strong interpersonal skills is a must as this position has frequent interaction with staff and faculty at many levels throughout Wharton and the University.
Job Location - City, State
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$59,703.00 - $113,435.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00014072
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.