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Requisition ID:  16421

Senior Financial Analyst, Scholarships

Job Summary

Purdue University is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join the Financial Planning and Analysis team.  This role will be responsible to design and prepare financial analyses and modeling related to academic or business strategic initiatives, proposals, and other ad hoc data requests with a concentration on University Scholarships. Assemble, analyze, summarize, and forecast financial, economic and other data. Oversee and report on unique funding plans for scholarship programs and initiatives. Determine strategies for managing resources to capitalize on scholarship funding opportunities, advance priority initiatives, and identify operational efficiencies. Present findings and analyses in formats appropriate for senior and executive management. Participate on project teams and committees to bring financial and data analysis leadership and perspective to the team. May mentor other staff to increase their skills. 


Purdue's Office of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) is a driving force of change at Purdue every day.  We are passionate about challenging the status quo and moving the financial culture of higher education forward. We use precise data and analyze trends to inform decisions made by senior-level leadership. This is a great launch opportunity for someone who aspires to make a difference and improve efficiency in our financial process, while in a role that provides great exposure to cross-functionality and high visibility to senior management.


Remote work will be considered for this position based on the candidate’s location, and interest



  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field
  • Five years' experience in financial analysis or other relevant experience
  • Advanced proficiency in business applications, especially spreadsheets
  • Advanced knowledge of financial, data management, and reporting systems
  • Experience with Financial Aid/Scholarship management and administration
  • Advanced professional interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences and executive management
  • Strong project management skills and ability to contribute to or lead part of a multi-functional team


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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