Sr. Financial Planning Analyst


Position Title

Sr. Financial Planning Analyst


Financial Affairs: Resource Management


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Resource Management, this role will perform professional treasury, debt, budget planning, banking, and accounting work in the support of managing Jacksonville University (University). The position will assist with forecasting cash positions, and monitoring budget vs. actual operations, including revenue recognition, while overseeing a long-term financial strategy. Additional responsibilities include supporting leadership's efforts to update and implement technology to gain efficiencies and streamline accounting, banking, budget planning, and treasury functions via an ERP/SIS system.

Essential Job Duties

The key to this position is working with others and coordinating budget planning, accounting, and treasury activities to meet required deadlines for a smooth, accurate, and consistent reporting cycle. To be successful, this position will resolve planning limitations, maintain banking relationships, arrange for investing and financing, and adhere to all University policies and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing support to leadership to ensure sufficient funds are available to manage the day-to-day operations and capital investments for the University.
  • Managing the weekly cash position and cash flow reports used to assist leadership with ad-hoc requests from the Office of the President.
  • Managing the monthly reconciliation of all cash, credit, and investment accounts recorded to the general ledger, including the self-insurance program and its claims process.
  • Managing bond trust accounts, debt obligations, and related covenant compliances.
  • Managing the investment liquidity processes and ensuring trade settlements are made.
  • Recommending borrowing and investment strategies for cash flow, excesses in cash balances, an improvement in ROI, minimizing financial fees, and maximizing returns.
  • Reviewing all disbursement activity, ACH/EFT transmission files, day-to-day deposits, and operational receipts to assist in the long-term financial strategy of leadership.
  • Managing data compiled in preparation for financial modeling linked to funding surplus and cash activities in the financial statements.
  • Serving as the primary administrator for online banking and other Treasury platforms.
  • Managing all process improvements in automation and innovation of the electronic file transmissions between the ERP/SIS system and University financial institutions.
  • Assisting with the development of the planning and preparation of the annual budget.
  • Assisting Capital Projects with planning the University's capital improvement plan (CIP).
  • Documenting processes, recommendations, and opportunities for improvements.
  • Reporting the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting (HEERF) or similar related work as requested by leadership.
  • Assist as needed with internal and external audit reviews.
  • Perform related work as requested by the Management team.

Required Skills

  • Required knowledge of the banking industry's best practices and reporting.
  • Required knowledge of compiling FASB statements for a University or similar industry.
  • Required knowledge of FASB and GAAS principles and terms.
  • Strong analytical skills in budget vs. actual financial planning and reporting.
  • Strong multi-task skills and the ability to prioritize workload with minimum supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including PowerPoint presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with sensitivity, passion, and a focus on unity and equity.
  • Ability to lead, train and participate in the maintenance of long-term financial planning.
  • Customer focus oriented, i.e good communication with internal and external partners.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, procedures, and instructions.
  • Conforms to all safety rules and wears/uses all appropriate safety equipment.

Work Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee may encounter while performing this job's essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Physical Requirements

  • Sit for prolonged periods
  • Perform repetitive motion.
  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.

Education, Certificates, Licenses, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field is required.
  • 5-7 years of professional accounting and analytical experience is required.
  • Experience with preparing and integrating cash flow analysis into business operations.
  • Experience in the use of Ellucian Colleague, or large-scale ERP-integrated accounting systems is ideal.
  • Proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, macros, v-lookup, etc.), and database applications/software (Windows Access, Device Magic, etc) is a plus.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

Covid Vaccination Information: Faculty and Staff

All Jacksonville University employees who work at any JU facility must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information regarding the JU vaccination policy, please click the link below.

JU Vaccination Policy

To Apply

Interested applicants are asked to submit a copy of their resume and cover letter along with a completed JU Application to Sonja Pryce at