The Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research, and strategic goals of Carnegie Mellon. Our mission is to provide university partners with the tools and resources needed to be well-informed leaders and effective decision makers.
The Budget and Financial Planning team is responsible for handling the preparation and continuous monitoring of the university's annual budget and forecasts for operating revenues, expenses and capital expenditures. The team is at the start of a project to fundamentally transform the way we work and engage with our campus partners. We are seeking a Manager, Financial Analysis to join the team, contribute to the transformation, and make a difference!
In this new role, you will develop strategies and maintain processes to address activities designed to increase financial visibility and provide for better decision-making by University management, including the Board of Trustees. The following responsibilities will necessitate working cross functionally with campus partners, while running the development and day-to-day activities of staff.
Core responsibilities will include:
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;
Analyze and improve existing university capital planning process 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 constructed by the Budget and Financial Planning team. 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 of Budget & Financial Planning in designing, developing and building presentations for multiple campus groups that represent and engage campus partners in gathering data and business insights; and
Co-manage the analyst staff of the Central Budget and Financial Planning office.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Finance 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 dynamic 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 the university through their work.
You will demonstrate:
Expertise with key financial concepts related to working capital, capital structure, liquidity and cash flows, and relationships between Statement of Activities, Statement of Position and Statement of Cash Flows;
Ability to analyze financial data and business trends to convert into a future-based forecast;
Capability and creativity to convert raw financial data into engaging presentations for all levels of leadership teams; and
Proficiency in utilizing technology to extract, report, and analyze financial data.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required; MBA or applicable graduate degree highly desired.
Minimum eight years of relevant financial planning and forecasting experience with increasing responsibility required; experience managing people and working with senior leadership highly desired.
Internal Number: 2010261
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.