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Senior Financial Analyst at West Coast University in Irvine, California

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Imagine doing the best work of your career in a place where your efforts play a crucial role in managing and analyzing financial data to support strategic decision-making. Here you will provide financial analysis, modeling, reporting, budgeting and forecasting support for our institutions. We are proud that West Coast University and American Career College have been certified as a Great Place to Work for the third year in a row! We are over 110 years in education and still growing. Come work and grow with us!



You will make an impact by:

  • Working closely with the Director, Corporate Finance to provide timely, accurate, insightful analyses related to Capital spending and Treasury management.

  • Tracking of capital spend and supporting accounting function in the validation of spend in accordance with GAAP.

  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly variance analysis and coordinate the preparation of monthly/quarterly financial forecasts.

  • Preparing trend reports for relevant metrics and making recommendations for improving analysis and overall performance.

  • Managing communications with the Director, Corporate Finance and VP Finance & Accounting and serving as a trusted resource between finance and capital spend departments (CIO, VP Real Estate and Facilities).

  • Preparing Excel support and PowerPoint presentations for Executive and Board level audience.

  • Coordinating with accounting team and tracking cash balances and near-term operating cash needs.

  • Reporting current market data on treasury rates and preparing recommendations based on internal and market data.

  • Assisting in forecasting 5-year plan financials including P&L, Capex, depreciation, and interest.

  • Analyzing material or unusual actual cost variances from budget and interact with internal partners for necessary research.

  • Developing complex financial models to predict the financial impact on the company of various strategic decisions.


Your experience includes:

  • Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.

  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles in a for-profit setting, internal accounting controls, investment, and/or treasury functions.

  • Knowledge of database and accounting computer application systems to supply the most accurate financial information.

  • Knowledge of automated financial reporting systems, specifically Planful and advanced Excel skills.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing Executive level presentations in PowerPoint.

  • This is a Hybrid position where you will work in the Administrative office in Irvine 3 days/week and from your home office 2 days/week.




  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration required; Master’s degree in accounting, cost accounting, finance, business administration or related field preferred




  • $85,402.43 - $123,801.03

  • Great Benefits Package



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