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Position Summary

The Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for coordinating various sources of financial data, key metrics, advanced analysis, reporting and financial modeling to illustrate trends, root causes, and future recommendations.  This position reports to the Director of Markets and Products Operations.

% Time

Job Functions & Standard Expectations

Essential or Marginal (E/M)




Daily Workflow:

·         Coordinate and collect data related to key performance metrics.

o    Review existing financial reporting methods

o    Create new data collection sources, if necessary

o    Provide routine updates of aggregated data

o    Maintain financial reporting structures that are owned by this team

·         Analyze data on a routine cadence (quarterly, monthly, weekly, as needed)

o    Design, build and maintain financial and other key analysis models

o    Perform trend financial analysis of key performance indicators

o    Identify primary cause(s) to help determine appropriate course of action

o    Identify ongoing data needs to better illustrate current state

o    Synthesize and distill information to identify critical needs

·         Provide routine and ad hoc reporting

o    Design reporting tools to make data visualization accessible to internal customers

o    Provide consultative support to help leaders interpret results and take action as needed

o    Communicate effectively with leaders to explain methods and interpret results







Other duties or projects as needed.




Required Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree required

·         3+ years’ experience of progressive financial analysis in a high-growth environment

·         Thorough understanding of financial planning and analysis, financial modelling, and financial reporting process

·         Develop projections or models for business development initiatives

·         Demonstrated analytical, statistical and problem-solving skills

·         Experience managing data sources and extracting relevant data 

·         Thorough understanding of business operations

·         Understanding of mathematical techniques to analyze data and draw conclusions

·         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands

·         Effectively convey ideas and facts verbally and in writing

·         Exceptionally proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

·         Demonstrate accountability and dependability

·         Ability to work in a matrix environment

·         Consistently demonstrate organizational values

          Experience with Enterprise Data Warehouse, Operational Data Store, and       BI systems



Capella University
Capella Tower
225 S. 6th St., 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

This is an on-site position located at Capella’s downtown Minneapolis headquarters. It requires the ability to work in downtown Minneapolis and in a high-rise corporate office setting.  Typical of a corporate office setting, Capella’s office space: 

  • is designed with an open work space setting and common fluorescent lighting 
  • includes frequent co-worker interaction and corresponding noise levels 
  • is subject to inside environmental conditions 

Sedentary work: 

  • this role is mainly a sedentary role with frequent sitting and occasional walking and/or standing.   
  • this role involves frequent usage of a telephone, PC and standard monitors.    
  • this role has minimal lifting requirements, may require exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects 

Requires minimal (0–10 percent) business travel: 

  • may occasionally require travel to on-site Capella events such as Commencement or off-site Capella University leadership meetings as requested and based on business needs. All travel must be pre-approved and arrangements made according to Capella’s policies/procedures.


  • the University’s general office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. Work hours and starting times may vary depending on the job and the business needs. Some positions will have a specified starting time, and may be earlier or later, depending upon business requirements.
  • the normally scheduled workweek for all full-time employees consists of 40-45 hours.
About Capella

Capella University is an online university built on graduate degrees, with more than 35,000 students throughout the U.S. and in other countries. Founded in 1993 to provide advanced educational opportunities for working professionals, Capella has become a national leader in online education, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The university's success is built upon a culture that promotes human potential, achievement, innovation, integrity, collaboration, and teamwork. Capella Education Company (CPLA), parent company of Capella University, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Capella Education Company was named to the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for being listed as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies for 7 consecutive years. Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

Higher Learning Commission contact information:, 800.621.7440

Equal Employment Opportunity

Capella is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university and our corporate offices. Our goal is to create academic and business communities that are rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Capella is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled and Protected Veteran employer.  Visit the link below to access the EEO is the Law poster.


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