Senior Director, Budget and Financial Planning & Analysis

Posting Number 2021-8442
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/27/2021 8:32 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Office of Budget and Financial Planning
Office of the SVP Finance and Budget/Chief Financial Officer (WS2704)
Compensation Grade
Band 54
Finance/Real Estate/Procurement/Grant Management

Position Summary

The Senior Director is a leadership position within the Budget Office, with management and oversight responsibilities for the University's consolidated and Unit Budgeting, Financial Planning and Analysis and Reporting and select strategic projects. Prepare, implement, and maintain the University's multi-year operational financial plans for the Washington Square and global campuses. Work with various University colleagues to develop financial plans for major new initiatives and programs. Work closely with the Treasurer's Office to plan, implement and manage planning and borrowings for capital projects. Work closely with the University's executive leadership to present alternative scenarios for strategic budgetary decision making. Conceptualize new financial reporting formats to support managerial decision- making at all levels across the University. Oversee the preparation and monitoring of revenue and expense budgets for the University. Provide fiscal management guidance to administrators throughout the University with respect to strategic financial planning. Supervise one or more financial analysts. The Senior Director is a strategic-thinker who regularly identifies issues related to budgeting and financial planning across the University and then guides and oversees the implementation of business process improvements. The Senior Director is responsible for ensuring that all Budget Office work products within his/her area of responsibility are of high quality and delivered on time. The Senior Director coordinates and collaborates on all work efforts with his/her counterpart Director in the Budget Office, as well as works closely with both the Vice President, Budget and Planning to ensure smooth operations of the department overall. The Director regularly works with counterparts in other University offices and the schools to coordinate work and identify and resolve issues; prepares and makes presentations to the Vice President, the CFO, the Executive Vice President and at times, the Board of Trustees. The Senior Director may represent the VP for strategic projects, key initiatives and planning meetings.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree Finance, Economics, or related field.

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree Finance, Economics, or related field.

Required Experience:
7+ years experience in financial planning and analysis or closely related field with responsibility for large program/functional area; managerial/ coaching experience; proven track record of being a positive change agent.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Exceptional analytical skills, logical approaches to problem-solving, the ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently and effectively, professional communication skills and good judgement, and a desire and ability to take initiative, while successfully contributing to a collegial group environment. Mastery of key business and financial concepts and tools (e.g. budgets, operating expenses, capital expenses, financial statements, Microsoft Excel and other Tableau-like products, Oracle and Hyperion financial software).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Project/program management certification (e.g. Six Sigma) or other professional certification such as FP&A, CFA, CPA , Data Analytics or similar. Experience leading impactful strategic initiatives with multiple stakeholders to improve operating and financial performance.

Additional Information

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