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Director, Finance Analytics and Business Intelligence

Company: The University Of Chicago
Location: Orland Park
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Director, Finance Analytics and Business Intelligence Department
--BSD DIV - Administration: Accounting and Financial Analysis
About the Department
--The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) is the largest unit of the University. Established in 1930, the BSD is comprised of faculty from the clinical and basic sciences. In this unique academic community, a unified division delivers undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postgraduate education in the biological sciences together with outstanding patient care and world-renowned research. The BSD currently includes approximately 135 faculty in the 10 basic science departments, over 800 faculty in 13 clinical departments, and 2400 staff members. The BSD includes the Pritzker School of Medicine (PSOM), approximately 24 academic units, degree-granting committees, and research centers and institutes. The BSD is located on the University's main campus in Hyde Park, 20 minutes south of downtown Chicago. In total, the BSD is responsible for the education and training of more than 1,200 undergraduate students per year and 800 basic science graduate and medical students. The 18 doctoral training programs in biological sciences focus on Darwinian sciences, molecular biosciences, neurosciences, biomedical sciences, public health sciences, radiation physics, and the MD/Ph.D. interdisciplinary scientist training program. Doctoral students in the BSD are supported in part by 25 National Institute of Health (NIH) training grants and NSF, NIH, and HHMI fellowships. The faculty of the BSD, led by the Master of the College, are responsible for teaching undergraduate biology courses. These courses are highly rated by students and the proportion of undergraduates majoring in biology has been increasing. Under the leadership of the University Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the BSD, the BSD and University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC)-a separate legal entity controlled by the University-are collectively known as the University of Chicago Medicine (UChicago Medicine or UCM). UCMC oversees the finances and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services. The UCMC medical staff is comprised of faculty physicians who receive academic appointments in the University and the clinical departments of the BSD. BSD's patient care operations are conducted on the Hyde Park campus and in clinics located in the South Loop and Orland Park.
Job Summary
--The job manages a team of professional staff responsible for the financial management of operating and capital budgets for divisions and/or University-wide administrative units. Develops long and short term plans to achieve financial goals, business strategies/plans, and financial forecasts/models for all major service programs and initiatives. Manages quarterly and year-end reporting for the operating budget.

The Director, Finance Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) is key member of Biological Sciences Division (BSD) Finance team responsible for leading, developing and maintaining analytical models, tools and analysis to support BSD resource allocation and financials. As a leader, you will be collaborative, forward-thinking, and visible, committed to excellence advancing the successful completion of projects, initiatives, and new programs.

In this role, you will drive achievement through collaboration with UCM to further leverage reports and metrics (i.e., ambulatory & OR metrics and other BI indicators). The position will work closely with BSD Information Services (who will remain focused on non-clinical analytics) and you will report to the Executive Director BSD Financial Analysis.Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements and maintains the data analytics and BI needs of the clinical departments by merging clinical, EPIC, financial, and HCM data for faculty practice level analytics & management.
  • Analyzes management reporting needs and develops and implements dashboards and reports to improve decision making that support operational efficiency and enhance the reporting capabilities to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Establishes and leads a team of highly engaged, efficient and skilled Finance Analytics and BI developers working as senior level coach to mentor and execute on key projects promoting continual growth and improvement among members of the team.
  • Works closely and collaboratively with analysts to solve problems with hands on ability to execute, and not just lead.
  • Works across the campus community to bring a track record of leading change, implementing innovative solutions, streamlining processes, and delivery of solutions.
  • Performs ongoing assessments on technology solutions to best support state-of-the-art care delivery and business analytics for client enterprises; integrates business needs and technology solutions to create data management strategies which meet clients' business needs.
  • Leads business analytics engagement teams implementing large-scale data ecosystems, including data management, governance and integration of structured and unstructured data .
  • Adheres to timelines and completion of project plans and full due diligence process
  • Implements and oversee the quality of deliverables and effectively manage the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance.
  • Participates in the development and presentation of proposals for business development activities.
  • Builds collaborate relationships with senior level operations leadership to understand multifaceted business problems and develop analytical solutions to complex issues.
  • Leads and manage organizational change in order to accomplish ambitious objectives while enhancing departmental performance and efficiency.
  • Leverages technology, knowledge, and process management to continually increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the facilities organization.
  • Manages the development, monitoring, and evaluation of a consolidated annual and intermediate (typically three to five year) budget plan and budget process for a unit, as well as actual performance against budget.
  • Manages the preparation of audits and value-add financial analysis. Advises senior management on financial reporting requirements.
  • Performs other related work as needed.
    Minimum Qualifications
    --Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.---
    Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.---
    Certifications:---Preferred QualificationsEducation:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
    • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
    • EPIC Certification
    • Oracle CertificationExperience:
      • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in computer science, information technology or software engineering.
      • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience including leading technology teams.
      • Experience with data warehouse development and business intelligence.
      • Experience with programming and software development programs such as HTML, Java, SQL, C++.
      • Experience developing web based and client/server applications.
      • Experience creating development specifications, business cases and full design life cycle.
      • Experience and demonstrated knowledge using EPIC systems.
      • Experience and demonstrated knowledge in UNIX environment.
      • Experience with database administration (DBA).
      • Experience and ability to creating automated report using web based solutions.
      • Solid understanding of financials and reporting. Preferred Competencies
        • Strong commitment to success of the team, ability to cooperate with others across boundaries and engage with colleagues respectfully to get things done.
        • Demonstrated record of change management, supplemented by strong organizational skills and an entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with the ability to plan strategically.
        • Exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
        • Outstanding critical thinking skills.
        • Meticulous attention to detail.
        • Ability to move efficiently, navigate ambiguity, and collectively make an impact.
        • Mastery of critical leadership competencies and behaviors, and demonstrated decisiveness.
        • Ability to model institutional cultural values and attributes.
        • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet aggressive deadlines.
        • Ability to grasp the big picture and institutional goals to integrate into the Finance operations.
        • Strategic mindset with the ability to think through complex challenges, develop collaborative solutions, and execute in ways that align with the organization's core values and strategic objectives.
        • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both written and verbal. 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
            --People Manager
            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. Full time JR09787 About Us The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world. We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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