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Aspen Institute employees come from a wide range of backgrounds and possess a unique blend of education, skill, and policy experience. We recognize that our people are our vital resource and we value their knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment. At the Aspen Institute we offer competitive salaries and a wide variety of benefits to our employees and their families.

If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Financial Systems Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado and on The Wye River of Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

Basic Function:

The Financial Systems Analyst is responsible for assisting the Financial Systems Manager in supporting, enhancing, and the continuing development of our ERP system (Host Analytics), and to assist with the administration and maintenance of all financial related systems, including Abila MIP, SAP Concur, Paylocity and other systems as added. Solid business acumen, a keen sense of how technology can improve reporting and analysis, strong results orientation, and exceptional communication skills are a must, as is an ability to work enthusiastically in a constantly changing environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Act as the secondary point of contact for Host Analytics system, supporting The Office of Financial Operations team, managing enhancement requests, and basic system administration.
  • Maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with Office of Financial Operations, ITS, and users of financial systems.
  • Provide accurate and timely responses to users' questions or issues with financial systems.
  • Ensuring continuity of current systems, while recommending improvements/new solutions concurrent with Institute’s growth. 
  • Works closely with internal teams and third-party vendors to investigate, analyze and resolve system issues encountered by users.
  • Flexibility to work on special projects and unexpected assignments while completing routine tasks on a timely basis.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned. 

Role Competencies:

Accounting and Financial Systems, Processes and Technology, Adaptability, Analytical Thinking, Attention to Detail, Business Analysis, Client Focus, Critical Judgment, Fostering Communication, Fostering Learning and Development, Improving Business Processes, Information Management, Nurturing Innovation, Problem Solving, Reconciliation and Analysis

Principal Interactions:

The Financial Systems Analyst will work closely with the Financial Systems Manager and financial systems' users. Position also serves as secondary liaison with Host Analytics and third-party vendors associated with financial systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business/Business Information Systems, or equivalent work experience in Business Systems support; 
  • 1 to 2 years Financial/ERP Systems Analyst experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Advanced skills and knowledge of Excel with pivot tables, reporting, nested formulas are essential.
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously; 


Travel to all Aspen locations is required possibly quarterly. Aspen offices are located in DC, MD, NYC and Aspen, CO.

To Apply:

To apply, please go to the Career Page and follow the instructions to submit a cover letter and CV for the position. Applicants must submit a cover letter for consideration.

No phone calls or emails please.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against. 

Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure. Candidate must also have the ability to meet regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute. 

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