Job Description

Come Grow With Us


Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

Note: This position is only open to Arizona residents.

What you will do:

  • Analyze data for the preparation of budgets, departmental performance, and project/initiative viability.

  • Assist with the gathering of data from various sources and update various weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual tracking reports.

  • Answer questions/queries from department managers in formulating their budget submissions.

  • Assist department managers in formulating budget submissions for accuracy and all relevant data for inclusion.

  • Review proposed budget submissions from department managers for accuracy and completeness.

  • Examine whether budget submissions can be achieved based on known capacity constraints and prepare required ROI analysis for recommendation.

  • Prepare succinct summary to present to management of potential problem areas.

  • Compare actual to budgeted results at the end of each reporting period, and report on significant variances.

  • Assist with the maintenance and updates of data in the budget system (Host Analytics).

  • Compare data housed in the various university systems to ensure accuracy.

  • Compile data from various internal and external sources for departmental use in analysis projects.

  • Ad hoc analysis as required.

What you will have:

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel (advanced financial formulas) Computer proficiency with other MS Office Suite software

  • Highly detail oriented

  • Strong analytical skills to identify discrepancies, trends and financial outliers.

  • Ability to utilize software application reporting for analysis and put in format which facilitates meaningful understanding.

  • Good understanding of end to end business processes.

  • Must be able to work independently to achieve timelines.

  • Ability to question critically to identify potential problem areas in departments budgeting or expense control.

  • Ability to organize work to achieve time sensitive goals.

  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff and management.

  • Ability to communicate succinctly and effectively with a diverse population, including all levels of management both verbally and in written documentation.

  • Must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in accounting or finance.

  • Minimum of one year work experience in accounting or financial reporting related work.

Why work at GCE:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

Application Instructions

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