Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
Thursday, November 30, 2017
$71,623 - $90,500
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Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health center. It provides an uncommon array of services from providing the state’s most comprehensive health care, to educating the next generation of clinicians and biomedical researchers, to achieving breakthroughs and innovations.

Our Budget & Financial Planning department reports to the Chief Financial Officer and works collaboratively across missions to provide consolidated level budgeting and financial analysis and planning. This Senior Financial Analyst position is responsible for facilitating the annual operating and capital budgeting processes and the development of financial planning, reporting, analysis, and modeling to support current operations and business decisions.
Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards

-Assisting in and executing annual budgeting process for both operating and capital budgets, assuring the delivery of financial objectives is consistent with strategic plan.

-Prepare and analyze monthly, annual, and ad hoc financial analysis and reporting on operating performance vs. budget and forecasting of future results.

-Demonstrates analytical skills, comfort with Finance and/or Accounting principles and good understanding and experience with financial statement presentation.

-Proven ability to operate cross functionally to develop, implement and maintain an effective planning and analysis capability that will provide senior leadership with appropriate analytical tools to establish goals and measure performance.

-Understanding in fundamental database design and development. Ability to gather data from multiple sources and manipulate the data to develop demand-driven and action-based reporting and analysis.

-Provide business user support of IBM TM1 application related to continued development of budgeting and financial reporting and ensures that there is appropriate training of business users.

Support, analyze, and assist with the preparation and review of OHSU’s annual budget process:

-Oversee reporting, data management, and monitoring of financial software used throughout the budgeting process. Providing customer service & technical support for managing the collection and processing of budget data.

-Assist departments with detailed support and analysis of departmental budgets; coordinating work with other analysts and departmental leaders to certify consistency and accuracy in budget data.

-Prepares reports throughout the process, such as ad hoc analysis, for all levels of and across all mission of the organization related to budget data and status.

-Performs review and validation of final annual budget data including, but not limited to: Consolidation account balancing, monthly seasonality, capital restrictions, and ensuring departmental budgets are on target.

-Ensures Board approved budget data is accessible and accurate in various financial reporting tools utilized throughout the organization. Data loaded to Oracle, accurate in the Data Warehouse , Rubix (Cognos), IBM TM1, etc.

Perform monthly, annual, & ad hoc financial analysis:

-Complete routine monthly review of consolidated financial results; ensuring data reflects consistent assumptions as well as researching and preparing variance analysis and explanations quantifying actual results versus budget.

-Provide ad hoc analysis of current and past financial data and performance; preparing reports to help summarize results in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format for all levels and across all missions of the organization.

-Serves as a resource for data extraction, analysis and interpretation of information including but not limited to employee compensation and benefits, capital spend and utilization and other highly sensitive and confidential information for OHSU that will be used to make strategic decisions as well as for the collective bargaining and budgeting process.

Financial Analysis Systems Support

-Assist in the functional design, oversight and maintenance of key financial reporting and analysis tool, Cognos TM1. Analyzes requirements and design solutions to meet customer needs. Consults with users to identify and document reporting issues, output needs and to determine overall functional requirements. Works collaboratively with technical resources to support and lead new business process implementations.

-Performs unit and integration testing, troubleshoots production issues and provides user support. Develops plans to correct problems that may include modifications to user procedures, user data entry instructions, user training, and/or database correction proposals. Participates in conversions and upgrades of key financial reporting applications.

-Responsible for accuracy of recurring data extracts between applications and overall data integrity.

-Provides end-user training and day to day support on financial reporting application.


• Bachelor’s Degree and 18 hours of accounting courses from an accredited college or university -OR- Equivalent combination of experience.

• At least two years’ recent experience in financial/budget/payroll analysis.

• Ability to self-motivate, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously to achieve successful results without constant supervision.

• Skills to communicate with tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships with all different levels within the organization.

• Capacity to remain professional during stressful situations.

• Proficient with computers running Windows and PC applications (e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint).


• Masters of Business Administration or Finance

• At least two years’ experience at OHSU in financial/budget/payroll analysis.

• At least one year of Oracle AIS experience.

• At least one year of experience using Cognos TM1 or Hyperion Essbase.

Apply online AND upload your resume at ohsujobs.com.