Posted: Mar 29, 2024

Finanical Oversight Analyst, Intermediate

Application Deadline: N/A

Finanical Oversight Analyst, Intermediate

Location: College of Health & Human Svcs

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 607804

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Job Description

NAU is committed to educating, supporting, and empowering students from all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences to reach their full potential and contribute to a more just, equitable, inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable future. The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is a key part of the NAU New Economy Initiative designed to prepare and encourage more students to stay in Arizona and to work in high need and fulfilling careers throughout the state. For this initiative to be successful, CHHS will partner with our community and academic partners to remove barriers and increase access to our programs.

To help us reach this vision, the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) seeks a Financial Oversight Analyst, Intermediate to join the CHHS Dean's office finance team, which serves as a primary liaison for the college and supports all CHHS departments. This position will provide financial support to one of the fastest and rapidly expanding colleges at NAU. Under direction of Dean Lillian Smith, CHHS has been growing at an exponential pace and is in need of the right candidate to help the Dean's office complete a variety of financial tasks and to meet budgetary goals. The right candidate will have experience or interest in finance, accounting, budget data analysis and compliance.

Budget Oversight, Analysis and Management - 60%

• Assist in overseeing expenses and propose modifications as necessary.
• Manage state, local, grant and foundation accounts.
• Gather data, prepare and present monthly budget summaries, analyze and offer recommendations.
• Compare actual financial data to budgets, evaluate and research areas of divergence.
• Assist in preparing departmental budgets and forecasts for review by key stakeholders.
• Monitor financial transactions for compliance with policy.
• Prepare and initiate journal transfers as needed.
• Provide oversight and management of PCard expenses.
• Review and analyze appropriate use of class, program and college fees.
• Preparation of specific expense tracking as requested by departments and key stakeholders.

Financial Liaison - 20%

• Primary financial resource and point of contact for department Chairs and staff.
• Serve as liaison for service team transactions.
• Review and approve service purchase and travel requests for budget compliance and offers recommendations.
• Serves as liaison between CHHS departments and the Dean's office.

Position Management - 15%

• Collaborate with departments and Principal Investigators for allocation of funding effort to soft-funded employees, temporary employees and summer faculty.
• Initiate funding changes to accurately reflect effort from external and internal funding.
• Coordinates with departments and Budget Office to initiate/recycle position numbers.
• Supports Principal Investigators with grant post-award expenditures, summer salary, and funding changes.

Other - 5%

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Associate's or Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field.
• 2 -4 years of accounting or finance experience.
• A combination of related education, experience and training may be used as an equivalent to the above educational requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


• Working knowledge of financial oversight and operations tools, procedures, processes, policies, and concepts, such as payroll management systems and budget analysis projects, as well as expense tracking and trend analysis.
• Knowledge of financial reporting in higher education and university budgeting practices.
• Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials or PeopleSoft platforms.


• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Skill in financial modeling.


• Demonstrates attention to detail
• Prepares detailed reports on a timely basis.
• Analyzes non-routine situations and anticipates issues.
• Balances competing priorities.
• Demonstrates problem-solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
• Communicates effectively.
• Listens actively.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Anticipated starting salary is $47,634, commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

April 14, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, http://[email protected], or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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