Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis - Finance Division
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2018411
Carnegie Mellon University's Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research and strategic goals of the university. By providing data, insight, and analysis, we assist leadership and the university community in the financial decisions that fulfill its mission while maintaining a position of financial strength.
The Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis reports to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Budget and Financial Planning and is responsible for the organization, coordination, preparation and analysis of the University-wide financial planning process. Partnering closely with individuals across the university as well as liaise with senior management, the successful incumbent will translate financial analysis and modeling into meaningful recommendations and actions plans. We are seeking candidates that thrive in a working environment encompassing both individual and team projects and a desire to promote a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Passion, flexibility, commitment to excellence, and cultural sensitivity are vital qualities within the Finance Division and CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Lead a team of financial analysts within the Budget and Financial Planning Office to drive improvements to the University's planning processes and integrate with the budget, forecast and long-term financial cycles. Regularly monitor, evaluate and analyze operating and capital performance against budget and forecast.
Streamline and automate decentralized processes, requiring consistency in capturing standardized data and reporting on a recurring basis.
Provide financial expertise and advanced modeling on highly visible university-wide projects including short and long-term financial planning, capital allocation, expense analysis, and auxiliary segment performance.
Partner with campus stakeholders to develop and prepare driver-based modeling inclusive of capital project spending, balance sheet, income statement, cash forecasting, and financial scenarios.
Identify and introduce performance metrics that drive scalable efficiency efforts campus-wide.
Exhibit intellectual curiosity and deep understanding of university operations and budget prioritization needs of the University which result in crisp communication and recommendations to senior leadership.
Assist the AVP in designing, building and fact-checking key deliverables to a diverse audience of senior leadership stakeholders. Development of presentations requires converting data and business insights into concise and actionable recommendations.
Identify risks and opportunities which drive initiatives that are organizationally viable.
You should demonstrate:
Ability to quickly establish credibility by building working relationships across the University in order to provide valuable decision support which promotes the University's mission and strategic goals.
Proven track record in conducting and leading complex, data-driven financial planning and analysis with ability to drive and implement best practices.
Strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail and advanced Excel abilities. Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau is a plus.
Possess strong business acumen with intentional mindset of continuous improvement
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate results of complex analysis in simple terms.
Thrive in a collaborative environment, exude a detail-oriented mindset, while keeping sight of the "big picture".
Highly adaptable in managing multiple projects and priorities; deadline driven.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance. Master's degree preferred
At least eight years of extensive financial, planning and analysis experience
Experience implementing budget and financial planning systems highly preferred
Candidates from both inside and outside higher education will be considered
Successful background check
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Financial Planning, Analysis, Accounting and Reporting
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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