Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis

Job description

Department: Business Office                            

Reports To: Director of Finance/Comptroller

Position Summary:  The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will lead the planning, forecasting and budgeting functions for the University.

Essential Responsibilities:

The following specific tasks and responsibilities require prioritization and the development of action plans for implementation.

  • Working with individual departments to prepare budgets and consolidate them into one overall corporate budget. 
  • Preparing internal reports for executive leadership and supporting their decision making
  • Generating three- to five-year financial forecasts.
  • Anticipating questions about the company’s cash flow and financial projections, and providing preemptive answers to university budget managers, Deans & President’s Cabinet.
  • Gauging the university’s overall financial health, primarily by using key financial ratios such as the debt to equity ratio, current ratio, and interest coverage ratio.
  • Examining and evaluating the cost-efficiency of each department of the company, considering what percentage of the company’s financial resources each department consumes.
  • Creating, updating, and maintaining financial models and detailed forecasts of the University’s future operations.
  • Comparing historical results against budgets and forecasts, and performing variance analysis to explain differences in performance and make improvements going forward.
  • Considering opportunities for the university to expand or grow. Mapping growth plans, including capital expenditures and investments.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance and/or Accounting
  • CPA preferred
  • 2-3 years of financial management, preferably in higher education
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills are also necessary as the candidate will need to work closely with individuals in many other departments
  • Well-developed sense of attention to detail, be highly numeric and able to work independently
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases needed
  • A personal commitment to North Park’s mission of diversity and Christian higher education




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Posted: 4/12/2021
Application Due: 6/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time