Financial & Data Analyst, Saint Mary’s College of CA Library

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 03/07/16
CLOSING DATE: 04/09/16 11:59 PM
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
The halftime position provides a wide range of financial management, data analysis, and administrative support to the Academic Resources organization. Performs key analytical, coordination, planning and monitoring tasks in support of the Library and Museum budgets. Assists senior managers in data management and performs data analysis and reporting on an ongoing and project basis. Provides administrative back up to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean.
Key Job Functions:
Financial and Budget Analyst:
Supports and advises dean and department managers in all aspects of budget matters, providing fiscal analysis for Library and Museum programs and administrative functions.

Assists in annual budget preparation, particularly in providing clear and accurate current and historical financial information which enables senior management to make informed decisions. Prepares budget reports and forecasts expenses.
Monitors budgets against actual expenses. Initiates budget modifications and fiscal requests to ensure compliance with approved budget plans and allocations.

Tracks the non-materials budget lines and uses online systems to establish purchase orders and approve invoices.

Maintains financial records for special projects, strategic initiatives, and complex purchases or service agreements, coordinating with other units depending on the source(s) of the funds involved. Alerts fund managers to real or potential problems.
Serves as Academic Resources’ primary liaison with the Budget Manager for the Academic Affairs/Provost’s Office and with the Business and Purchasing Offices.
Advises Dean and senior managers on budget issues, clarification of College business
rules and regulations and financial and procurement system issues.
Data Analysis:
Works with the Library and Museum senior management to assist them in collecting, analyzing and effectively communicating their data for periodic or occasional needs.
Responsible for creating special reports requiring the collection, analysis and presentation of data for the Library’s annual report or for specific needs or proposals.
Coordinates data collection and submissions to national, regional and local surveys (e.g.,
NCES, Affinity).
Administrative Support:
Provides back up support, as needed, to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean.
In collaboration with the Administrative Assistant manages the Library’s noncollections
purchasing activity:
Responsible for maintaining in-depth knowledge of procurement policies and procedures and the variety of procurement methods and vehicles available and when each is appropriate to use.     Ensures that staff follow all appropriate procurement requirements.
Maintains an SMC Library credit card and appropriate records.
Prepares purchase orders for supplies, equipment, etc.
Processes invoices and deposits.
Education: Bachelors level degree required in Business, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or a related field.
Minimum two years performing financial analysis, budget management, and data analysis, preferably in an academic environment.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing a variety of fund types and multiple departments.
Demonstrated successful application of accounting and financial concepts, principles and practices to manage budgets, expenditures and procurements.
Demonstrated successful experience using financial and statistical tools to manage, organize, and communicate data such as financial, workflow, usage, etc.
Demonstrated successful experience making decisions, interpreting program concepts or business principles as well as existing precedents, standards, policies and procedures.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Proven ability to independently establish priorities and execute moderately complex business, financial and administrative assignments.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively present detailed and complex information of significance in a clear and coherent manner.
Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with diverse internal and external clients to set and communicate priorities, explain policies and procedures and juggle competing demands independently, ensuring deadlines are met and problems are solved.
Excellent computer and office equipment skills.
Ability to represent Academic Resources with courtesy and tact, maintaining a positive, results oriented atmosphere.
Ability to collaborate efficiently and effectively in a job sharing situation that requires the incumbent to perform administrative tasks as well as primary responsibilities.
Application Instructions: Please apply online at
1. Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are
prepared to support the mission of the College
2. A resume
3. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence
and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.  Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 6314284.  The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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