Financial Analyst
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

Posted in Education and Training

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Department Information

The mission of the Office of Research Administration is to provide exceptional support for Indiana University's research community in order to catalyze research productivity and protect the institution and its research community from risk.

Job Summary

This position is part of the Grants, Finance and Operations division of the Office of Research Administration (ORA). With the right experience and qualifications, this position could be a group leader within the Reporting Division of the Office of Research Administration which would include the following additional responsibilities of coordination of training for new hires: oversight of fellow group members for report timeliness; coordination of access and training for electronic reporting systems; aid fellow Financial Analysts with reporting issues, including escalating issues to the Team Manager as deemed necessary.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Serves a university-wide role conducting financial analyses of grant expenditures for allowability, allocability and reasonableness to ensure University compliance with all externally funded projects on all campuses.
  • Reviews and interprets sponsored-project awards, contracts, guidelines, policies and regulations to determine the reporting requirements, required documentation, and timelines for all financial reports; designs, creates and submits financial reports and invoices to meet external agencies' requirements.
  • Advises faculty, researchers, departments and other ORA staff to ensure compliance with agency and University policies, guidelines and procedures, and to ensure that expenditures are appropriate for the associated account(s).
  • Maintains, monitors, and updates reporting requirements and schedules to ensure financial reports are submitted in a timely manner as required by the agency and to ensure accuracy of institutional data and records.
  • Has signature authority for all financial reports (e.g., expense reports, invention statements, MBE/WBE reports, invoices, and equipment reports).
  • Participates and advises in policy development related to grants administration, expense allowability and financial compliance.
  • Represents the University during internal and external audits with authority to resolve issues of non-compliance.
General Responsibilities
  • Performs detailed periodic fiscal analysis of income statements, balance sheets, and cash flows and compiles trends to guide financial decisions.
  • Provides specialized financial analysis support using measures such as past financial performance, economic conditions, price, yield, stability, and investment risk.
  • Interprets fiscal policies and acts as a resource to department; may provide guidance to lower-level employees.
  • May serve as fiscal delegate for department accounts.
  • Presents findings using tools such as spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and technical reports.
  • Verifies accuracy of data and makes recommendations for corrections.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Master's degree in a related field

  • 2 years in finance, financial administration, accounting, or related field
  • Accounting or financial experience
  • 2 years of experience in research administration or a related field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification upon date of hire

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data
  • Demonstrates analytical skills
  • Articulate and responsive to colleagues
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Performs work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

This position is eligible for remote work or in-person work, subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Finance

Job Family: Financial Analysis

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

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