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Mid-Level Financial Analyst

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for a dynamic financial professional to further LASP’s science mission by providing coordination and support to individual programs as well as aiding LASP faculty in managing sponsored research programs. This professional will have a technology-first approach to solving problems and optimizing processes. Duties include research, selection, and compilation of financial data from multiple sources, such as production, accounting, vendors, and subsequent analysis of that data to produce business information used to support decisions. Verifies the accuracy of data and ensures appropriate number tie-outs. Decisions may impact the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative and business processes.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) develops, designs, and builds instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. LASP has built instruments and participated in missions to every planet in the solar system. LASP manages the financial aspects for over 170 active grants and contracts, from proposal through the award.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Load project data from the financial system into the EVM system (COBRA).
  • Review and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Craft and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and ensures financial information has been recorded accurately.
  • Apply, interpret, or assess existing policies, procedures, regulations for the financial impact on program support.
  • Validate the latest forecast inputs to determine if the required resources line up with the resources available (compare actuals with forecast).
  • May conduct special financial and business-related studies and cooperates with other departments in the preparation of analyses.
  • Consult or receive mentorship with senior analysts or functional management.
  • Other duties as assigned to facilitate continuity within research programs at LASP.

What You Should Know

The candidate must be a U.S. citizen in order to be considered. 

What We Can Offer

Salary Range is $60,000-$78,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent, with 3 to 5+ years of substantial experience or a Master’s in business administration or equivalent, with 1 to 3+ years of experience.

What You Will Need

  • Understand accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate data.
  • Able to generate financial statement reports for internal and external customers.
  • Function within well-defined guidelines and procedures to resolve routine issues, and to make independent and logical decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while under pressure.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Understanding of Business Analytics and Business Intelligence.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Power BI.
  • Understanding of Visual Basic (VBA) specifically for Excel.
  • Understanding of SQL.
  • Understanding of Deltek/Cobra or other project management tools.
  • Understanding of Earned value management.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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