Financial Analyst

Accounting & Finance Department

Location:  Golden, CO

Company Description

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has one mission: to know Christ Jesus and fulfill His Great Commission. Since 1998, FOCUS missionaries have invited college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same. Through Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship, conferences and mission trips, missionaries walk alongside students in their journey of faith, encouraging them to live out lifelong Catholic mission.

To date, more than 20,000 students have been involved with FOCUS. Within this number, more than 600 students and missionaries have made decisions to pursue Catholic religious vocations. By 2022, FOCUS hopes to have 75,000 alumni transitioned into America’s 17,000+ Catholic parishes to continue the work of evangelization. To learn more, visit www.focus.org.

Position Mission & Summary

A Financial Analyst will support the ongoing mission of FOCUS through financial reporting, analysis, budgeting and treasury management. Additionally, a Financial Analyst will act as a financial consultant and resource to FOCUS and provide support and expertise to other departments through an attitude of service and vital unity. Major challenges in this role include understanding the cash flow, economic drivers, and funding model of the organization; balancing the demands of day to day operations and strategic projects; and communicating processes and project updates to relevant stakeholders. Financial Analysts are critical to FOCUS’ ongoing operations; an analyst provides planning, analysis and strategic support to leadership. Successful Financial Analysts will combine technical expertise with the desire to serve the mission of FOCUS with excellence, joyful sacrifice, and vital unity.

Position Accountabilities

Responsibilities Metrics
Financial Reporting Ownership of various periodic financial reporting, including:
  1. Monthly Financial Reporting Package
  2. Quarterly Board of Directors Reporting
  3. Mission Development Campaign Reporting
  4. Bank Covenant Reporting
  5. Event Reconciliation and Reporting
  6. Custom Departmental Reporting
  7. Cost per Campus
  8. Funding Source Analysis
Treasury Management Analyst is responsible for assisting Director of Finance with analyzing and managing FOCUS’ liquidity to execute optimal cash reserve policy and mitigate operational and financial risk. Specific responsibilities include:
  1. 6 Week Cash Flow Forecast
  2. 12 Monthly Rolling Cash Flow Model
Budgeting Ownership of various organizational budgets, including:
  1. Annual FOCUS Budget
  2. Event Budgets (SLS, SEEK, NST, Special Events)
Departmental Liaison and Financial Consultant In all measured accountabilities, Analysts are financial consultants for the rest FOCUS, sharing their knowledge and expertise with others to assist them in decision making, analysis, and the mission.
Professional Development Pursuit of relevant professional certification (CPA, CMA, CFA, etc.); it is understood that a certification may or may not be able to be earned in single year; however, it is expected that Analyst is pursuing certification and have a roadmap that is periodically discussed with their manager. If an Analyst already has a relevant certification, success will be measured by completion of ongoing CPE requirements to maintain that certification.
Development of professional skills (Critical-thinking, project management & communication, problem-solving) Project Management: Managing multiple projects and the communication around that balance demands a level of personal excellence and growth as well as vital unity and understanding of how each project impacts FOCUS or the department.

Strategic Vision: Analyst is developing the ability to synthesize meaningful recommendation and conclusion from analysis.

Executive Communication: Analyst is developing ability to provided meaning commentary that elicits appropriate response from leadership.
Mission Involvement FOCUS’ environment presents a unique opportunity to facilitate divine intimacy in the workplace, so participation in sacraments, departmental prayer, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, department Statio days, and Days of Recollection are encouraged.

Key Competencies

Joyful Sacrifice: Adaptability, Resourcefulness / Initiative
Vital Unity: Team Player, Listening
Personal Excellence: Integrity, Excellence

  • Intelligence
  • Analysis Skills
  • Pragmatism
  • Organization / Planning
  • Stress Management
  • Customer Focus
  • Communications – Oral and Written
  • Goal Setting
  • Adaptable
  • Energy / Drive
  • Enthusiasm / Passion

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Relevant Certification (CPA, CFA or CMA) preferred
  • 1-3 years of Finance and/or Accounting experience
  • Strong computer skills – Excel, Concur, and/or Blackbaud software is preferred