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Financial Analyst


Malvern, PA, US

Req ID:  1481
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



The Financial Analyst position reports to the Sr. Director, FP&A. In this role, the Financial Analyst will have extensive interaction will all levels of the organization and will be responsible for delivering value-added business analysis and meaningful financial/operational metrics that lead to insightful, accurate business decision making. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter, able to prioritize tasks, and has excellent communication skills.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Monthly forecasting and annual budget, including risks and opportunities, as well as long-term projections
  • Month-end close analysis, accruals, and reporting
  • Provide analysis and insights into variances between actual and expected results to the Executive Team
  • Prepare/consolidate monthly financial reporting packages, including management P&L’s, comprehensive key performance indicator (KPI) reporting, variance analysis, and executive commentary
  • Develop and maintain financial and operating KPIs, and ad-hoc financial analysis to drive better decision-making and prioritization for the Product organization.
  • Maintaining detailed headcount, labor, and 3rd party expense schedules
  • Various other ad-hoc analyses, reports, and special projects as needed
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments as needed
    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • 2+ years relevant work experience in financial planning and analysis preferred, with strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Strong business acumen, with a demonstrated ability to understand and analyze key performance drivers for a business, draw conclusions, and extend concepts/recommendations towards future business impact
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize financials and KPI’s in simple business terms and turn conclusions into stories that operators can understand and respond to
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data and to translate results into meaningful metrics and recommendations aimed at improving business performance
  • Ability to build and execute analyses/metrics from conceptual requirements and to frame associated recommendations
  • Ability to inherit existing analyses/metrics, maintain and extend value, and to frame associated recommendations
  • Extensive experience with advanced features of Excel and PowerPoint; experience with data discovery / business intelligence tools preferred
  • Work well under pressure & within short timelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to comfortably engage with and build trust with business partners at higher levels of seniority
  • Communicates a sense of urgency and a commitment to delivering on time with quality
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Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia