Financial Analyst

Date Posted: 09/06/2022
Type/Department:Administrator in Business Office
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Hampshire College

Department:  Business Office                    

Job Title: Financial Analyst

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 35 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $58,000 - $65,000 / Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Senior Director of Accounting/Senior Director of Budgets and Planning

Anticipated Start Date: November 1, 2022

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College The business office provides the Hampshire community with best-practice financial support, guidance, and consultation, and is committed to delivering consistently accurate fiscal information for use in strategic planning and institutional growth. As part of the business office team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!


The financial analyst position reports jointly to the senior director of accounting and the senior director of budgets and planning. The financial analyst is responsible for investment and endowment accounting, reconciling the gift system to the general ledger as well as work leading up to and including the generation of financial statements.  This position assists the senior director of budgets and planning with the annual budget process, as well as ad hoc budget analysis and reporting. The financial analyst assists departments with budget and accounting issues, budget transfers and reports.  In addition, this position provides back-up support for the staff accountant and senior accountant.


  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, extensive experience with large integrated accounting systems (Colleague and/or Informer a plus), MS Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Reconciles gifts and reviews and resolves discrepancies with Development Office.
  • Prepares and analyzes statistical and financial reports, financial statements and supporting schedules.
  • Works with budget managers and business office employees to identify coding and resolve coding discrepancies related to expenditures.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent in accounting, business or relevant work experience
  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in finance or accounting

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.