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Data Analyst 3

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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The Engineering Finance Office is actively seeking a Data Analyst to fulfill a challenging new role providing accurate and timely financial information to College leadership, departments, and other constituents using the new ERP financial system, the System for Integrated Management, Budget and Accounting (SIMBA).

The Data Analyst gathers and analyzes data from various financial databases and sources; Develops financial reports, summaries, recommendations, and visual representations; Develops and/or maintains databases and provides guidance, recommendations and technical assistance to a wide variety of team members; Advises and assists in determining the appropriate analytical methodology to meet needs and objectives using various software packages, summarizing and interpreting financial results.

This is a new position in the Engineering Finance Office that will work collaboratively with the Assessment and Metrics division of the Dean's Office. This position will require excellent interpersonal skills to interact and network with College and University colleagues, including various trainings, presentations, workshops, and the documentation of analytics and findings.

The College of Engineering has a general operational budget of more than $100 million annually, with an additional $100 million in research-related expenditures, and has an extensive portfolio of endowments, gifts, and scholarship funding sources.

Typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required skills include a working knowledge/proficiency with various data analytic tools, including the Office 365 suite, in particular, SharePoint and Power BI (business intelligence), a high attention to detail and accuracy with strong organizational skills, and ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing. Experience with SIMBA, Workday and LionPath is preferred, as is a proven record of success as a member of a professional team.

Join us as we engineer solutions and build a better future. Engineering's mission is to inspire change, and impact tomorrow. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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