The Learning Innovation Financial Analyst compiles, analyzes and reports on the financial performance for Duke Learning Innovation (DLI) departments. 


Budget Planning and Management

  • Analyzes monthly financial statements to determine proper charging of operating revenues and expenditures in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Regularly prepares income statements using standard report formats and provides interpretations of results; monitors and reports on financial performance of individual departments and DLI as a whole; recommends corrective actions based on analysis.
  • Assists managers in forecasting by providing historical information. Works with DLI Director and Associate Directors to prepare annual budget.
  • Assists with mid-year variance and year-end closing activities. Makes recommendations to improve financial systems and processes; performs in-house audits of operating units; analyzes deficiencies and reports to Director.
  • Develops annual and five-year capital replacement analyses; monitors capital plans and advises of compliance or changes; in conjunction with the Director, recommends procurement of equipment and facilities instrumental to the performance of all operations.
  • In collaboration with Library Business Services, develops and obtains approval for costing rates for services.
  • Assists with development of new business proposals including budget preparations, project specifications, capital investments, pricing structures and marketing strategies.

Financial Services

  • Serves as administrator for online education revenue streams; Manages accounting and processing of royalties, stipends and other payments and related reports to Duke faculty, schools and Learning Innovation partners
  • Processes, scans and posts various financial transactions, including accounts payable (AP) check requests, purchase orders (POs), miscellaneous reimbursements and other financial documents, as appropriate.
  • Maintains interface with departmental and University personnel to obtain and provide information to verify or support financial records and ensure compliance with established University policies and procedures; prepares correspondence and answer inquiries regarding accounting information as required
  • Prepares monthly general and standard journal entries, account reconciliations for assigned departments and cost objects; investigates and resolves variances; prepares cost reports and various other accounting statements and reports; provide interpretation of results as appropriate.
  • Provides financial administrative support for grants from the development of proposals through stewardship and reporting of the awards.

Administrative Support

  • Serves as backup to DLI staff and the DLI Staff Assistant with the coordination of special events, meetings and workshops hosted by the division - especially as it relates to the budget (space rentals; catering coordination, etc)
  • Serves as back up corporate card administrator for DLI.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity. 


Required: BA/BS in Accounting, Business, or a related field or the combination of relevant education and experience.

Preferred: MBA, MPA, or relevant advanced degree; Research Cost Compliance (RCC) certificate.


Required: Experience in managerial accounting; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong presentation and instruction skills; effective organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to make good judgments among priorities, as well as to work independently; demonstrated ability to establish and meet deadlines; ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in working with confidential information.

Preferred: Three years of experience in managerial accounting; experience and an understanding of the Duke University Accounting System and Payroll System; proficient use of SAP R/3; prior experience managing the business activities for an academic unit; prior grants management experience.

Working Conditions

  • You are able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
  • You will be working in a normal office environment.
  • You may have some evening and weekend work.

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

About Duke Learning Innovation

We help Duke students learn more, and enables more people to learn from Duke. We do this in several ways, including:

  • Supporting faculty in creating new approaches to student-centered and active learning.
  • Building the ecosystem of education technologies that support learning, and working with departments and faculty to curate tools for the needs and learning goals of programs and disciplines.
  • Developing online learning opportunities that offer flexibility to Duke students reach the extended community of alumni and prospective students, and extend Duke’s global impact.
  • Exploring leading edge projects, working with faculty to gather data from Duke’s learning platforms and publishing research, and seeking grants and sponsored R&D
  • Creating opportunities to build and pilot new technologies.

Our current activities are shown on our Year in Progress page.

Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.


Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States. 

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.              

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:


An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at - Search for Requisition ID # 11413.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.                       

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.