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Financial Analyst / Sr Financial Analyst

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

IT, Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.

The College’s schools, departments, and programs—with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs and international affairs, form an interdisciplinary group of scholars with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion. Our expert faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought, with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture. Strategic Areas of Focus for the college’s education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.

CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, our three areas of strategic focus—and are always work in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, caste, and others, intersect with one another.


Reporting to the Director of Finance, the incumbent is responsible for the management of a portfolio of CSSH expense budgets, including operational, grant, scholarship, and restricted accounts. The incumbent is responsible to forecast expense budgets, identify and resolve budget related issues, maintain expense controls, review monthly expenditures and projections with various department heads, ensure appropriateness and accuracy of expenditures, and alignment with College/University policy and procedures. This position serves as the primary contact for College Chairs, Directors, and Managers on financial matters. The incumbent is responsible for leading training and assisting with the development of the annual budget. In addition, the incumbent should be comfortable addressing financial issues in the absence of the Director and provide backup support for the Director of Reporting and Financial Planning.


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or Economics. Minimum of 4 years of demonstrated financial/accounting experience, preferably in higher education or non-profit environment.

Advanced Excel skills including the ability to combine and manipulate data from multiple sources are required. Practical experience with data management, reporting, analysis software (e.g., Tableau, Cognos, etc). Strong analytical skills and extreme attention to detail; accuracy of finished work is critical.

Ability to communicate effectively with personnel at all levels of the University. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex set of projects with competing deadlines and priorities. Must be flexible, work well on a team and in a fast-paced environment.

Documents to Submit:

Applications should include a resume and cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.