Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Job description


Lynn University is an innovative, global and personalized college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our 3,000 students are from approximately 100 countries. Our NCAA Division II Fighting Knights athletics program has won 25 national championships (and counting!)

The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently recognizes us as a "Great College to Work For" with high scores in compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; respect and appreciation, and more.

As a Lynn employee, you will help us build a better world with our students. Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Financial Planning & Analysis.  

The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis will develop and lead Lynn's financial planning, operating budget, capital budget, and year-end forecasting processes and related tools, reporting, procedures and policies. The Director will review and analyze budget performance results and develop insightful suggestions for investment, sourcing, and cost reduction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analysis for the University. Oversees and conducts financial analysis, modeling, forecasting and reporting to ensure on-going financial viability of the University's operations. Maintains five-year financial plan for the University and coordinates with leadership and staff across the University to develop and integrate plans for strategic initiatives, net tuition revenue, fundraising, personnel, capital expenditures, and debt
  • Reviews monthly variances to determine cause and recommend adjustments and/or improvements
  • Develops capital expenditure plan in consultation with CFO, Facilities, IT and Advancement
  • Develops budget, forecasts and variance analysis with budget owners and senior leaders
  • Prepares documentation for Board of Trustee meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • MBA is preferred
  • 10 years of experience in the field of financial planning and analysis required
  • Experience in higher education or a large not-for-profit organization is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of computerized financial systems, preferably Workday
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Must have demonstrated experience with financial statement and report preparation
  • Demonstrated ability with financial modeling
  • Must possess effective oral communication, writing, organizational, analytical, problem solving, supervisory, and group leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage stakeholders across an organization
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel at a highly proficient level
  • Individual must be able to handle sensitive, confidential information in a mature, professional manner

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Lynn University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431, [email protected], or +1 561-237-7727; or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2020 Lynn University

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7639.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. 





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Job No: 1546760
Posted: 11/8/2020
Application Due: 12/14/2020
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