The Office of Financial Planning, Strategy, and Analytics seeks a data analyst to monitor and forecast unit budgets, inform long-range planning, measure administrative performance, and improve operational efficiency in support of advancing the academic plan known as Northeastern 2025. The data analyst will implement an array of financial, mathematical, statistical, modeling, programming, and visualization techniques to convert financial and administrative data into actionable insights and options for decision makers.
Master's degree required in statistics, operations research, mathematics, data science, computer science, actuarial science, engineering, physics, economics, or other quantitative research discipline
Advanced knowledge of accounting and finance
5-10 years of applicable work experience in analytics, data science, business intelligence, institutional research, or related fields, preferably in higher education
Strong customer service orientation characterized by responsiveness and tact
Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member
Capable of thinking strategically and tactically about Northeastern 2025 to support its goals
Exceptional analytical skills with demonstrated ability to solve problems by asking the right questions, thinking creatively, developing algorithms, testing, and iterating
Ability to write code (e.g., Python) and leverage machine learning
Experience in building and maintaining predictive models
Experience with business intelligence tools (e.g., Cognos, Argos, Tableau, Excel)
Experience with statistical modeling, data analysis, reporting or equivalent quantitative analysis and associated tools (e.g., R)
Advanced knowledge of relational databases and experience designing, maintaining and reporting from large databases and multiple tables. Ability to query enterprise databases by programming complex queries (e.g., writing SQL)
Ability to visualize data into informative and engaging tables, charts, and graphics
Effectively communicate and summarize ideas orally and in writing
A criminal background check is required for this position.
Requisition Number: STFR005639
Internal Number: 62671
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