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Senior Analyst (Finance, BI & Tableau)


Malvern, PA, US

Req ID:  1983
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

At Ellucian, we’re motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing profound change. Shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations, are forcing colleges to do more with less. That’s where we come in. As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we’re dedicated to helping all our customers thrive—not just survive—in these challenging times by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today. From cloud solutions built on world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise-class solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

Our passion and commitment for learning and continuous improvement drive us internally, too. From professional development to flexibility and work-life balance, we give our global employees the tools they need to succeed so we can all grow together.




Position Overview:


The Senior Financial Analyst position reports to the Director, FP&A. In this role, the Senior Financial Analyst will have extensive interaction with 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 position will work with the Professional Services organization to forecast and report on revenue, steer the business to target margin attainment, improve visibility and capacity planning and serve as a business partner to drive strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter, able to prioritize tasks, has excellent communication skills, experience working with BI teams and has a strong grasp of Tableau.




  • Develop financial and operating KPIs and ad-hoc financial analysis to drive better decision-making and prioritization for the Professional Services organization.
  • Build and maintain Tableau dashboards to manage large and complex data sets and summarize results for a variety of audiences to operationalize their goals and track progress against them
  • Monthly forecasting and annual budgeting, including risk and opportunities and long-term projections
  • Provide analysis and insights into variances between actual and expected results
  • Month-end close analysis, accruals, and reporting
  • Creation and maintenance of key performance metrics
  • Analysis of regional revenue, profitability, sales pipeline and capacity
  • Maintaining detailed headcount, labor, and 3rd party expense schedules
  • Various other ad-hoc analyses, financial modeling, special projects and reporting as needed
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments




  • 4+ 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, PowerPoint and Tableau; 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

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