Financial Analyst

Job Type: 
Administrative and Academic Support Positions

St. Lawrence University invites applications for the position of Financial Analyst.  Under the general direction of the Vice President for Finance, and in conjunction with the Director of Budget, the Financial Analyst supports financial decision-making by collecting, analyzing, investigating and reporting financial data.  Conducts financial analysis related to general planning and specific projects.  Fosters working partnerships across the university to effectively carry out job responsibilities in the best interests of the university with impeccable integrity.

A bachelor’s degree is required as well as at least 3-5 years of experience in finance, budget and accounting, preferably in a higher education or non-profit environment.  Proven experience in financial systems and computer applications is required.  Equivalent combination of education and documented experience and training in the areas identified will be considered.

Must be able to analyze, interpret and communicate financial operating results to provide information, guidance and technical support to departments.  Must possess excellent analytical, written and oral communications skills with proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management.  Strong organizational skills and attention to details are required.  Understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of General Accounting Standards Board’s (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) and general accounting is preferred.  Experience with Datatel/Elluican’s Colleague, Excel, and Access as well as the ability to utilize and evaluate financial systems is preferred.

The position performs independently and confers with and reports to the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer.  The anticipated start date is December 16, 2013.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three references to: Search Committee, Office of Finance and Treasurer, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617 or send via email to

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students.  The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.  For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at

SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Background check, including criminal and credit check, may be required.