Senior Financial Analyst

Full Time

Website Global University Systems

Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst Location: Hybrid (Vancouver or Toronto) Reports To: Chief Financial Officer Global University Systems (GUS) is focused on becoming one of the world’s most dynamic, inclusive, and diverse education organizations. GUS is an international network of higher education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. GUS delivers a wide variety of programmes, including bachelor’s degree programmes, master’s degree programmes, professional training, English Language training, and corporate & executive education. When someone chooses to study at one of our institutions– whether on campus in Europe, North America, or even in their own home – they’re joining a network of 100,000 students worldwide.

When you decide to work with GUS, you will be joining an industry-leading, global organization that has a reach in over 150 different countries. Primary Purpose The Senior Financial Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the financial operations of Global University Systems. Reporting to the CFO, the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for conducting in-depth financial analysis, generating accurate and timely reports, and providing valuable insights to guide strategic decision-making. This position requires a strong understanding of financial principles, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

Specific Responsibilities: Financial Analysis and Reporting: Perform comprehensive financial analysis to assess GUS Canada’s financial performance, identify trends, and evaluate variances against budgets and forecasts. Prepare regular and ad-hoc financial reports, dashboards, and presentations for GUS Canada leadership, highlighting key financial metrics and insights. Analyze revenue and expense patterns, enrollment data, and other relevant factors to provide actionable recommendations for optimizing financial outcomes. Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with departments across GUS Canada to facilitate the annual budgeting process, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and accurate financial projections.

Assist in the development and maintenance of financial models and forecasts to support long-term financial planning and resource allocation. Financial Planning and Strategy: Provide financial expertise and insights to GUS Canada’s leadership in developing strategic initiatives, expansion plans, and resource allocation decisions. Identify opportunities for cost savings, efficiency improvements, and revenue enhancement through data-driven analysis. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Collect, analyze, and interpret financial and operational data to uncover insights and trends that inform strategic decisions.

Collaborate with data management teams to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data, implementing data quality control processes as needed. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with various departments, including finance, administration, academic units, and student services, to gather information, provide financial guidance, and support collaborative projects. Collaborate with external partners, such as auditors, regulatory agencies, and financial institutions, to ensure compliance and accurate reporting. Process Improvement: Identify opportunities to enhance financial processes, reporting methodologies, and data collection techniques to streamline workflows and improve accuracy.

Participate in the implementation of new financial systems, tools, and technologies to support efficient financial operations. Position Requirements: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial analysis Strong proficiency in financial modeling, data analysis, and the use of financial software and tools. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other data visualization tools.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders. Detail-oriented with exceptional problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously. Professional certifications such as CFA, CPA, or CMA are desirable.

Diversity and Inclusivity Statement Global University Systems is strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Global University Systems recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, GUS will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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