Financial Analyst

Search Number: S21-032
Rank: Administrator III
Job Posted: January 4, 2021

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.
Under the supervision of the Director of Accounting Services, this administrator assists in a wide variety of accounting and financial responsibilities.
Position Responsibilities:

Performs various balance sheet and income statement reconciliations with the financial system on a periodic basis.

Reconciles bank accounts to the financial statements.  Investigates and resolves any outstanding reconciling items.

Coordinates the reconciliations between the accounts receivable and student subsidiary databases and the financial systems.

Assists in updating, improving and documenting office policies and procedures.
Prepares and provides information for various SCSU, state, federal, and System Office reports and other agency requests for financial information.
Assists in the fiscal year end and interim financial closings and related statement preparations.

Participates in all financial audits including those made by state, federal, internal and private audit firms (provides reports, analyses, backup and other research as requested).

Assists in financial system implementation projects and in providing support and instruction to university members on the finance system.  Prepares and posts journal entries and related documents in the campus and State databases.

Assists in financial projects and dashboard reporting for internal management.

Acts as general resource person for finance inquiries from campus departments and outside stakeholders such as the banks and other State agencies.  
Assists in the research and implementation of new GASB statements and pronouncements.  Collaborates with ConnSCU and other State agencies in interpreting and applying new accounting guidelines to Southern’s transactions.

Assists in maintaining all accounting related to the University’s cash, accounts receivable, revenue and expense  financial reporting.  This includes researching and updating tables and database setups for automated finance feeds to the ledger from high-volume subsidiary or peripheral databases such as the credit/debit card third-party processors, Higher One transactions,  plus the internal subsidiary tables for financial aid, registration, admissions, housing, student refund and vendor payment  transactions.   

Assists with fixed asset and grants accounting work as requested and when needed to help meet deadlines and as a way of collaborating on improving processing and work flow issues common to multiple accounting/fiscal  areas.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level and responsibilities of the position

A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business administration required.  Master’s Degree preferred.  Three years of experience in accounting or business required.   Higher education fiscal experience is preferred.  Strong expertise with Microsoft Office required, especially Excel.  Experience working with a high volume of data through relational database queries is preferred.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Barbara Izzo at no later than January 19, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.