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Financial Analsyst II

Boston, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Category: General Finance Job ID: JR13418 Date posted: 02/20/2023
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Day (United States of America)

The Financial Analyst II, Research will provide overall support to the Associate Director of Research Finance. Responsibilities include data analysis between PeopleSoft and Workday, system testing, troubleshooting and documenting issues related to Workday conversion. Assisting in identifying issues and helping to develop plans for corrections and improvements on an on-going basis. Providing general guidance and training to central office staff on reporting. Utilizing knowledge of medical center financial systems, such as PeopleSoft and WorkDay as well as other system databases and applications.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:

Compiles financial information for analysis and review, prepares financial reports based off of PeopleSoft general ledger activity. Explains and discusses reports with administrators prior to disbursement to various sources. Uses various system applications to assemble and format data in a user-friendly manner. Provides assistance in understanding financial data and processing entries.

Manages a variety of operational activities that support accurate and timely administration of information and costs being charged to appropriate cost centers. These activities include working closely with Research Administrators and Directors to create new cost centers and close out expired ones, processing journal entries, managing cost obligations and supporting the proper reporting of Effort

Develops financial reports for both federal and non-federal agencies. Communicates in-depth analyses, trend information, run rates, and forecasts future outcomes. Interprets financial results and consults with Research Administrators and Research Directors regarding these results in order to assist in decision making and to ensure our compliance with industry regulations.

Monitors all federal and non-federal sponsor regulations for changes and updates. Understanding these regulations and applying them to daily work flow in order to minimize compliance risk and liability to the Medical Center. Sharing this information with co-workers and Research Administrators in order enhance productivity and minimize risk.

Collaborates with various staff in Research Finance and with various departments through the Medical Center such as General Finance , OSP, TVO, CTO and PFS and others to process journal entries, budget adjustments, report submission, cost center close out and in order to meet timelines for account cycles and sponsor milestones.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required.

1-3 years related work experience required.

Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an accounting or financial working environment.

Experience with sponsored programs.Experience using PeopleSoft and WorkDay applications.


Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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