Business Analyst

The University of Vermont

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

Are you interested in a unique and exciting role that leverages your strengths in both financial analysis and interpersonal/communication skills? Do you like working in a dynamic environment that requires coolness under pressure, proactive problem-solving, and the ability to keep multiple plates spinning in the air at a time? Do you seek work within an organization that will value your ability to work independently while also providing the support of a highly collaborative team?

The Administrative Business Service Center (ABSC) at the University of Vermont (UVM) is a shared service center that provides expertise, support and guidance regarding complex budget, finance and HR functions to the administrative departments at UVM. We are looking for a new Business Analyst that is as comfortable building a budget, a financial forecast and an Excel spreadsheet as they are building strong, trust-based relationships with a wide variety of University partners.

Business Analysts are relied on for specific forms of operational support and strategic advice. This position will serve as the primary point of contact for a collection of designated stakeholders in areas such as: a) budget forecasting, financial management, analysis and reporting; b) annual budget planning and development; and c) strategic and transactional human resource support. Responsibilities also include reviewing and approving transactions among members of the ABSC team to ensure accuracy, consistency, and timeliness.

A successful ABSC Business Analyst will utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide high-quality stakeholder support and guidance in a high-volume, deadline-driven environment that requires a proven commitment to both customer service and compliance. The role is equally dedicated to the needs of the customer and the needs of the University. Managing these relationships requires empathy, nuance and the willingness/ability to deliver difficult messages when needed.

The ABSC is looking for bright and creative team-first players to join our organization. If you possess exceptional finance and communication skills and are a positive can-do person that can thrive in an evolving environment of regular change, we urge you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience) 

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or related field and two to four years of related financial experience required. Proficiency with spreadsheet and database applications required. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and team-collaboration skills required. High-level analytical and problem-solving skills required. Excellent organizational and time management skills required. Demonstrated experience and commitment to high-level stakeholder management and overall customer service required.

Desirable Qualifications      

Experience using financial accounting and/or human resources systems such as PeopleSoft highly desirable. Experience working with a complex chart of accounts highly desirable.

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