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Financial Data Analyst - Accounting Associate - Financial Operations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Full-Time
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Financial Data Analyst - Accounting Associate - Financial Operations
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a Financial Data Analyst - Accounting Associate. Under administrative direction, provides specialized analysis, reporting and reconciliation in the management and/or administration of Facilities & Services (F&S) Financial Operations. Supports, as needed, areas of data extraction, translation and analysis; accounting process; reporting and reconciliation; and financial forecasting.


1. Implement and execute data mining efforts from University and F&S data sources to create reports and analysis to support the business intelligence needs of staff. Apply analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills to fulfill information requests. 
2. Serve as the unit subject matter expert for University and F&S computer systems, databases and data models.
3. Reconcile F&S subsidiary system information to various systems of record. Analyze research, document and resolve differences. Provide insight and recommendations to F&S Financial Operations management for improvements to policies, processes and systems. 
4. Perform analysis and provide specialized reporting to monitor financial results of various F&S business units. Use independent professional judgment to identify trends, errors, anomalies, and omissions. 
5. Assist in the calculation, review and monitoring of F&S service activity rates. 
6. Assist in developing detailed financial reports and forecasts on monthly or other periodic basis. 
7. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Education:
Bachelor's degree with a major in Accountancy or related field AND two (2) years of professional level accounting experience. OR (B) Possession of a current registration as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or a valid License to practice Public Accounting. OR (C) Master's degree in Accountancy or a related field.

Required Work Experience:
(See Required Education for the substitution of education for experience.)

Preferred Work Experience: 
Demonstrated proficiency in advanced data extraction techniques (such as ODBC, SQL, etc).

Training, Licenses or Certifications:
(See Required Education for the substitution of training, licenses, or certifications for experience.)

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, and procedures of professional accounting.
2. Ability to prepare, review and interpret complex accounting records and reports.
3. In-depth knowledge of financial forecasting and allocation methodologies.
4. Experience and aptitude in reconciling financial accounts.
5. Ability to deal tactfully with customers and stakeholders.
6. Two years or more of professional level accounting experience. 

This is a full-time Civil Service Accounting Associate position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by July 1, 2019. Apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable), and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the "Apply for Position" button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about the position, you may contact Keri Frederick, 217-300-1575 or klfreder@illinois. edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Skills required

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