Financial Planning and Economic Analysis Manager

Washington D.C
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 10, 2022
Full Time
General Hybrid Work Statement:

This opportunity is a hybrid opportunity allowing for flexibility between virtual and in-person work subject to the Authority's telework policy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or related field

  • A minimum of five (5) years diversified experience in financial management, economic and/or revenue forecasting, budget, financial analysis or public administration

  • Advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration and previous management experience

  • N/A

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary

The Financial Planning and Economic Analysis Manager drives business decisions with skilled reporting, applying measurable quantitative and qualitative data analytics. The detailed evaluation provides insight into trends and patterns to assist decisions at the executive level. The incumbent collects, migrates, and analyze data from multiple internal and external sources to support a greater understanding into business performance. The accountability produces actionable reports that represents key performance indicators, identifies areas of improvement in the current operations, and prepares a root cause analysis of problems that surface. The analytics and metrics are used to improve processes and provide data-driven forecasts of potential costs, risks, and profit for new initiatives and current practices. Key reporting metrics are required on-demand to assist critical decisions at the executive level for both internally and externally operations.

  • Plans, organizes, supervises and conducts important, difficult, complex, and sensitive analytical work that has substantive impact in areas such as the development and administration of the annual budget; financial/fiscal and economic analysis and reporting; monitoring and administration of multiple-source capital projects and grants.
  • Recommendations are researched, benchmarked, analyzed and developed to advance support by executive management. Advocates for policies, procedures and plans to produce the most cost-efficient decisions, alternatives and options for WMATA.
  • Leads staff professionals accountable for financial and statistical research and analysis. Measures potential financial impact of Authority projects and programs.
  • Prepares reports related to business opportunities, analyzes significant variances and provides interpretative comments to Executive team.
  • Prepares various types of detailed analysis, ad hoc reporting, financial models, and forecasting as dictated by current needs of the authority.
  • Examines data for trends and anomalies to draw actionable conclusions. Forecasts trends and highlights key indicators.
  • Develops and maintains financial dashboards and other effective monitoring and measurement methods to identify actionable areas for improvement.Leads process improvement projects to analyze, recommend, and develop improvement strategies for accomplishing financial goals and overall performance improvement.
  • Prepares and delivers written and verbal reports on the monthly and periodic financial performance that translates financial and performance data into easily understood reports, publications, and presentations for internal and external use.
  • Communicates findings and insight to stakeholders and provides business strategy recommendations for optimizing overall performance. Proficient at articulating the narrative behind the numbers.
  • Assists in developing and implementing a budget model that facilitates timely and effective creation of the annual budget; includes providing guidance on existing budget system evaluation and improvements.
  • Evaluates current programs to quantify level of achievement against authority objectives.
  • The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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