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Financial Analyst
University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted 01/07/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


BSD SRF - Finance and Administration

About the Department

The Office of Shared Research Facilities (OSRF) oversees the core facilities, which make up a pivotal and essential part of the research ecosystem, providing critical resources that enable existing and emerging technologies to facilitate groundbreaking discoveries. OSRF Cores offer expertise in state-of-the-art instrumentation and services as well as experimental design and data analysis to advance research programs across the disciplines. Operated as fee-for-service facilities, OSRF cores are managed in order to best support the University’s mission to discover and create new knowledge of living systems. We are driven by the research needs of the faculty. The mission of the Animal Resources Center (ARC) is to assist investigators in performing their animal research while ensuring appropriate and humane care of all laboratory animals.

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for finance, accounting, and operational tasks within the ARC/OSRF units including working closely with administrators across the University to ensure accurate, timely collection of payments, assisting the operations team with the weekly census scan, and assisting with monthly financial variance analysis.

The job performs routine activities to establish and maintain accounting policies and controls, fiscal controls, preparing financial reports, and safeguarding assets. Maintains accounting and financial records, including general ledger, financial statements, regulatory and management reports at the instruction of others.




  • Work closely with the Sr. Data Analytics and Reporting Analyst to complete monthly variance analysis for ARC/OSRF
  • Point of contact for asset management including tagging equipment, disposals and audits
  • Maintain investigator accounts in the OSRF billing system
  • Work with administrators to collect over-due payments
  • Assist the operations team during the weekly census scanning
  • Process Interdepartmental Transfers and wires from investigators paying OSRF invoices
  • Assist with the annual rate worksheet calculations for the core facilities.
  • Ad hoc reporting as needed
  • Performs a variety of routine operating or cost accounting activities which require basic knowledge of accounting theories and principles.
  • Examines accounting records for the purpose of determining gains and losses, receipts and disbursements, and inventory.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.




Preferred Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance



  • At least 1 year of experience in a finance or accounting related role


Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to comprehend and interpret various accounting and financial concepts and principles

  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and solve problems with minimal guidance

  • Ability to respond to e-mails from customers in a timely manner

  • Ability to ask questions when things are unclear

  • Excellent customer/staff interpersonal skills


Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family

Financial Management

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.


Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.


All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.


The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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