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Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

The Juilliard School
Job Location:
New York, New York
Business and Financial Services
Reporting to AVP, Financial Planning and Analysis and working closely with all other Finance Office staff, the Director will provide analytical and operational support for the School’s financial functions. The Director will manage the institution-wide budget planning and monitoring process; develop and maintain financial models; and provide analytical support to colleagues across the School.

As the school transitions to a new enterprise system in 2022, the Director will play a key role in ensuring the accurate conversion of data into the new system, and maintaining ongoing data integrity. Additionally, the Director will lead the creation of new management reporting and assist with developing and implementing new budget processes. 

  • Manages the institution-wide budget and planning process, together with the AVP. This includes providing sound strategic counsel and technical assistance to department managers in preparing financial strategy and budget submissions. Additional responsibilities include consolidating information, analyzing data, monitoring results, and explaining variances
  • Updates and maintains the School’s multi-year forecast of capital projects
  • Assists with preparing materials – charts, graphs, and commentary – and providing insightful analyses that describe the School’s strategic goals, budget plans and results to facilitate decision making at Senior Staff and Trustee levels
  • Develops and maintains a variety of financial planning models, tools, and sensitivity analyses used to display and interpret budget and programmatic data, and to facilitate strategic decisions, policy-making and implementation
  • Oversees the conversion of the institution’s budget to the new ERP system, Oracle Cloud. This includes working closely with the Controller, ERP project team, and individual departments to ensure expenses and revenues are recorded accurately using the new chartstring after go-live
  • Works with departments across the School to assess financial reporting needs and develop processes utilizing Oracle’s technology
  • Assists in the development and integration of the Oracle budget system
  • Together with the Senior Finance and Advancement Analyst, supports the Development Office by preparing data and budgets for use in proposals and reporting of actual results needed for stewardship of fund programs
  • Updates, and where possible automates, dashboards with key financial and operational data/metrics
  • Manages one to two staff members, depending on operational need
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
Minimum Requirements:
  • BA/BS preferably in accounting, finance, or quantitative field such as mathematics
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience
  • Exceptional financial analysis skills, including proven ability to develop sophisticated financial models
  • Outstanding writing and communications skills, including ability to explain financial plans and results to non-financial as well as financial professionals
  • Superior organizational abilities, meticulous attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability and desire to take initiative and problem-solve, while being a team player and contributing to a collegial group environment
  • Expert in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with general ledger accounting systems and other central data systems
  • The successful candidate must be able to work well with all levels of employees, be flexible in nature, have sound judgment with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization
  • Ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, and administrators) with diplomacy and tact
  • Understanding of the values and mission of The Juilliard School
Preferred Background:
  •  Strong working knowledge of ERP systems and databases and reporting/analysis packages
  • Prior involvement with new ERP and/or budget tool implementations
  • Exposure to financial concepts and accounting practices applicable to not-for-profit organizations
  • Relevant experience in arts, cultural, or educational institutions
  • Prior management experience
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