The Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research, and strategic goals of the university. Our mission is to provide university partners with the tools and resources needed to be well-informed leaders and effective decision makers.
We are seeking a Manager, Financial Analysis to join the Budget and Financial Planning team. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and meaningful work environment. In this role, you will be responsible for developing strategies and maintaining processes to address activities that are designed to increase financial transparency and provide for better decision making by management, including the Board of Trustees. You will find success by working cross functionally with campus partners and collaborating with the Budget and Financial Planning team (which includes the AVP, Budget & Financial Planning and Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis) to lead the development and day-to-day activities of the office.
Core responsibilities will include:
Direct the development of long-range financial modeling for our strategic plan, as well as maintain responsibility for our forward-looking financial planning model. Lead or participate in long-term special projects supporting the strategic plan and other financial scenarios.
Build and maintain processes for forecasting the University's Statement of Activities (restricted and non-operating portion), Statement of Financial Position, and Statement of Cash Flows while working to integrate them within the long-term financial projection model.
Identify current and emerging trends that might impact the University's fiscal and budgetary conditions and projecting potential impact under varying scenarios (e.g., trends over time, emerging trends in higher education, standard methodologies, benchmarking against peer institutions, systems and automation).
Analyze and improve the existing university capital project planning and reporting processes (including major construction, facility renovation, IT system development/implementation) by engaging campus partners, particularly academic and administrative units, campus design, treasury and the controllers group.
Develop and lead a strategy for collecting standardized financial data and reporting on a recurring basis to use for baseline analysis, and to develop presentations. The strategy should provide the ability to capture data in a consistent and recurring manner using technology, and accessible by the CFO and other key financial partners.
Assist the AVP in crafting, developing and building presentations for multiple campus groups that represent and engage campus partners in gathering data and business insights.
Coordinate strategic financial analysis projects requiring in-depth financial analysis and collaboration with campus partners (e.g., Housing Master Plan, evaluation of real estate acquisition and development opportunities, analysis of key revenue and expense drivers).
Co-manage and mentor the analyst staff in the office.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the division. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at 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 CMU through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Consistent record of accomplishment in developing operating, cash flow and capital budgets and utilizing rigorous financial planning, analysis and forecasting skills.
Outstanding analytical skills that allow for interpretation of budgetary, financial and related organizational performance or management information.
Expertise in quantitative financial and budgetary analyses, including financial models used to forecast financial results under different scenarios.
Ability to apply financial analysis techniques and skills to evaluate capital investments and strategic initiatives.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to build positive collaborations at all levels of the organization.
Capability to co-manage and develop a team of financial analysts.
Advanced technical experience in the use of financial systems and software to compile and analyze financial data.
Advanced knowledge of general accounting and budgeting principles and practices with an emphasis on university financial accounting and financial planning.
Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to manage or work on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or a closely related field. Master's degree in business administration or comparable advanced degree preferred.
Minimum eight years of relevant and progressive experience in accounting, finance, budgeting, planning, and analysis. Experience in higher education and/or not-for-profit environment preferred. Previous supervisory experience highly desired.
Advanced proficiency with the MS Office Suite, especially MS Excel, Tableau and PowerPoint.
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Job Function: Finance / Accounting / Payroll
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014907
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.