Manage the National Geographic Society Finance, Planning & Analysis team and processes, including Budgets and Forecasts, Management and Board reporting, financial planning management, and financial analysis. Provide a wide range of financial and decision support information to executives, including evaluation of new initiatives, maintenance of long-range financial plans, and other ad hoc projects. Gather and assess relevant financial data and information to help reach value added conclusions. Produce financial and non-financial reporting for Management and assist in preparing Board and Committee materials.
Budget and Forecast: Manage the administration of the overall Budget and Forecast process, including developing the timeline, working with business and project owners, preparing underlying assumptions and reviewing results, and presenting to Management. Develop operating and financial plan required to achieve management’s strategic plan. (30%)
Analysis and Dashboards Provide business modeling analysis for Management decision making, assisting business leads in creation of annual and multi-year business plans. Analyze and explain variances. Drive accurate company revenue and cash forecasts by evaluating key metrics and proactively digging into the details to develop insights about drivers of performance and risks & opportunities. (25%)
Management and Operations: Manage the Finance, Planning & Analysis team, including updating and streamlining processes. Overall Finance strategic partner for various business needs throughout the Society, including programmatic and operations functional areas. (20%)
Reporting: Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reporting and analysis to Management on all Society functions, working with various business groups and the internal accounting and Treasury teams to consolidate all financial and non-financial reporting. Provide guidance for Management decision making, including P&L, cash and balance sheet reporting. Understand and drive insights from the full company P&L, balance sheet and cash reports. Create and develop presentations that tell a story focused on insights, not just data. (15%)
Strategic Initiatives and Ad-Hoc: Various projects on behalf of the CFO and other Management, including systems and process enhancements. (10%)
5 staff members
Responsibility percentages may vary depending on business needs.
National Geographic's headquarters is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. In addition to a unique and dynamic work environment, National Geographic offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental benefits, generous vacation and leave time, a 401(k) plan, and flexible work options. National Geographic is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minimum Education Required
Undergraduate degree in finance, economics or a quantitative discipline. MBA preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Experience
10+ years of finance experience that includes interfacing with organizational leadership and working with many groups within an organization and at least 5 years of management experience.
Work experience includes providing financial analytical data to business groups and providing advice to such groups for business decisions.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Excellent problem solving skills.
Outstanding Excel, Powerpoint and communication skills.
Experience with building complex financial forecasting models and conducting scenario analysis.
Experience with large ERP systems required. Workday and Adaptive Insights experience a plus.
Highly organized and strategically focused with exceptional attention to detail and sound business judgment.
Flexible and collaborative working style; ability to collaborate successfully with executives and employees at all levels of the organization.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
Familiarity with non-profit accounting preferred.
Solid knowledge of GAAP account rules
Internal Number: R560
About National Geographic Society
What We Do
We invest in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling, and education.
We further global understanding and support educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global awareness.
We create a community of change, advancing key insights about our planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time.
Why We Do It
Human existence depends on a healthy, balanced, and sustainable planet, but our very existence puts pressure on the globe and all who live on it. Our planet is at a crossroads and there is both an opportunity and a critical need to act now, and to do so boldly. The Society’s role is to find the truth and shine a light on it. We advance global understanding and inspire solutions for the greater good.
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Since our founding in 1888, we’ve funded more than 13,000 scientific research, conservation, and exploration projects around the world.