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Financial Analyst

Hiring department Housing & Dining
Monthly salary $4,833+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-06-02-9120
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Work hours may vary based on business need, including occasional evenings and weekends. Candidate selected must provide verification of education and/or experience.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Deliver timely and accurate financial reporting to support programming and business operations support with a focus on Dining Operations. Perform various activities as part of the monthly and year-end close, forecasting, annual budgetary planning and bidding processes. Conduct presentations to various stakeholders.

Essential Functions

FINANCIAL REPORTING: Reviews accounts and fund groups for the propriety of entries and approval of such vouchers. Assist in the integration of all DHFS financial systems to Workday ERP. Utilize COGNOS and Tableau analytic to create and modify reports and dashboards. Develops and prepares reports, monthly closing entries, financial analyses, and financial models to analyze debt issuances, calculate debt service requirements, equity financing ratios, etc. FEASIBILITY STUDIES: Assist in preparing data for feasibility studies as needed. Assist in responding to outside consultants requests for information. Prepare presentations as needed. Performs impact analysis and maintain complex databases to conduct comprehensive financial and technical analysis. Utilize Business Intelligence systems to support and monitor performance and financial benchmarks. BUDGET ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT: Help facilitate the annual budgeting process . Close the feedback loop between actuals and forecasts by performing periodic analysis of actual spend versus forecast and recommend improvements. REVENUE ENHANCEMENT: Assist in identifying opportunities for revenue enhancement. Help assess and support internal control processes of retail operations and cash management. Ensure collection of all billed revenue. Develop aging schedules and recommend modification of outstanding accounts receivables. Research and ensure accuracy of revenue recognition. EXPENSE MANAGEMENT: Assist in identifying opportunities for expense management. Research and ensure accuracy of expenses. Calculate and forecast for changes in costs due to reformulation or products and service changes. Assist in reviewing costs and performing cost benefit analysis related to capital expenditure projects. Review of and report on food service operations menu engineering analysis. Maintain procurement, inventory analysis and other supply chain data. FORECASTING: Assist in conducting monthly, quarterly, and multi-year forecasts. Redevelop central financial report package to be utilized for forecasting, trending, and what-if analysis. Assist in working with management teams to establish reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and executive dashboard. Prepare labor reporting and forecasts. BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS: Assist in review of current DHFS business processes and develop business requirements to ensure optimal efficiency, cost savings and customer focus. Collaborate with the DHFS Infosys/Analytics team regarding requirements for execution and development of analytics capability across aligned functional areas. Assist in developing financial services Standard Operating Procedures and Financial Education and Training materials for DHFS stakeholders.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Provides back up support for the Accounting, Payroll, and HR team and performs other DHFS Accounting/Payroll related functions. Work as a team member in a diverse environment, encourage and promote diversity. Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance and 5 years experience in a financial management position. Customer focused. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required, including the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and be open to diverse perspectives. Strong analytical and systems process analysis skills. Results oriented with strong prioritization and organizational skills. Committed to continuous learning. Advanced Excel skills are required. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

CPA or MBA in Accounting or Finance plus 3+ years relevant experience in Accounting or Financial position within a high volume food service operation. ERP systems (e.g. Workday, PeopleSoft, Oracle) experience a plus. Experience using Analytics applications such as Tableau. Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving

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