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Sr. Financial Analyst

Company: University of Texas System
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Financial Analyst

Job ID: 8768
Location: Austin, TX
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

FLSA Status


Earliest Start Date



Salary commensurate with experience

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hiring Department

Office of the Controller

Required Application Materials

A resume and letter of interest is required in order to apply. Candidates under final consideration will be required to submit references and college degree information through an online third-party vendor.

About Us

Established by the Texas Constitution of 1876, The University of Texas System consists of eight academic and five health institutions. The University of Texas System is primarily based in Austin, TX and is responsible for the central management and coordination of the thirteen institutions. Diversity and inclusion are core values for UT System, which serves the needs of a diverse and growing state. To that end, our review of applications will embrace the principles of the veterans and former foster children employment preferences (state laws), all of which are intended to promote diverse interview pools.

We are pleased to offer a variety of benefits to our employees. Please visit Benefits Summary to view information on health insurance, retirement savings plans, paid leave, paid holidays, wellness/gym facility, covered parking and more.

Purpose of Position

Produce accurate and reliable financial data and other reports, as required by internal or external users in support of 14 Institutions. Provide training and guidance to others on accounting matters.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate, assist with, and/or prepare consolidated Annual Financial Report schedules and footnotes, monthly financial reports, and Board meeting reports.
  • Assist with implementation of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards for the System.
  • Record various types of activity to the general ledger and State systems and performing quality checks to ensure accuracy.
  • Analyze financial data for possible errors, and if necessary, initiating and performing corrective action.
  • Manage/query databases, create data visualizations, and develop analytic reports.
  • Conduct and participate in training others in accounting matters and provide detailed review.
  • Utilize proactive, clear and professional communication to provide changes and relevant information to supervisor and colleagues.
  • Assist other departments with financial related matters.
  • Document and update business processes and procedures.
  • Prepare special reports for management or outside agencies.
  • Build cross functional partnerships with internal customers across the organization. Collaborate with other UT System departments on cross functional projects.
  • Collaborate with UT institutions on appropriate accounting and financial reporting treatment.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement process improvements.
  • Assist with various accounting system implementations.
  • Other duties/special projects as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Ability to focus on details to ensure and maintain accurate financial reporting.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Self-motivated.
    • Proficient in MS Excel.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrate abililty to work and communicate with varying levels within the organization.
    • Demonstrates positive work ethic and attitude.

      Required Qualifications

      Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field with a minimum of five years of related experience

      Preferred Qualifications
      • PeopleSoft and/or USAS experience.
      • Hyperion Financial Management experience.
      • Microsoft Power BI experience.
      • Workiva experience.
      • Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) knowledge.
      • Master's degree in related field and/or CPA certification.

        Working Conditions
        • May work around standard office conditions.
        • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
        • Use of manual dexterity.
        • Hybrid work environment (remote & office).

          Additional Information

          The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
          Please complete all sections of the application including your address, email, phone number and the questionnaire. You may edit your contact information at any time by updating your profile. Candidates under final consideration will be required to submit references and college degree information. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants under final consideration. Reference, education and criminal background verifications will be completed by third-party vendors. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

          EO/AA Statement

          The University of Texas System is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Talent and Innovation.

          To apply, visit


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