Director, Financial Planning and Business Analytics

National Student Clearinghouse
Herndon, VA
Jul 14, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Full Time
Requisition Number 17-0069 Post Date 7/11/2017 Title Director, Financial Planning and Business Analytics Department Financial Planning & Business Analytics Job Category Full Time Employee Number of Openings 1 FLSA Exempt Tier Tier 6 City Herndon State VA Description The Director of Financial Planning and Business Analytics (Director) will lead the financial planning and business analysis activities for the National Student Clearinghouse. He/she will use logic and reasoning, as well as strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to assess alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. The incumbent will further analyze complex data structures to generate useful business insights. He/she will perform a broad range of planning and analysis activities including monitoring actual results of financial data against plans, forecasts and budgets, identifying trends, and creating models that explain operational and financial results. They will further consolidate a wide range of operating and financial projections for the development of short-term and long-term business plans. The Director will prepare detailed reports and presentations to all levels of management. Working proactively and collaboratively with service-line leaders, the Director leverages a combination of analyses as well as financial and operating data to develop strategic insights and recommendations to optimize existing services or programs and/or develop new services or programs. The Director prepares and supports business proposals that require business analysis or cost estimates. The Director participates in multiple projects and programs concurrently across the organization. The incumbent regularly monitors financial performance of business decisions so that corrective actions can be taken, if necessary. The Director coordinates the preparation of annual budgets, annual forecasts, and long range financial forecasts, including progress against plan and comparisons to prior projections. This position may manage analytical resources and project teams, as appropriate. The Director position requires independent thinking and working with limited supervision. He/she will represent the Finance function in organization-wide initiatives such a Senior Management and steering committee meetings. Position Responsibilities: Participate in multiple, concurrent projects; Lead analytical projects and project teams. Direct the budget and long-range financial forecast processes. Evaluate and support new business opportunities. Perform analyses utilizing internal and external data sources to support business/project evaluation, decision-making and strategy development. Assist in the development and implementation of datasets to support National Student Clearinghouse's services. Proactively collaborate with others in the organization to ensure successful identification, analysis, and implementation of chosen problem solutions. Partner with service line teams to complete analytical work. Develop and refine service line performance metrics working with financial management and service line team members. Identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce operating expenses and improve operational performance. Analyze historical and forecast results to identify trends and make business recommendations. Generate monthly and quarterly service reports to support service line reviews. Provide guidance and expert advice to the Clearinghouse leadership team or other groups on data consultation, data gathering, and data analysis. Workforce Management Interview, hire, motivate, manage, and train staff to maximize productivity and efficiency. Lead cross-functional project teams. Conduct management responsibilities in accordance with company policies and applicable laws. Position may be required to perform other duties as required. These essential functions are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. A concentration in finance is highly preferred. A combination of education and experience, including military service will also be considered. 5-7 years of experience in financial modeling and financial forecasting. Experience working with databases, data manipulation, and ERP, financial reporting, and financial planning systems. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work well in a cross functional team. Demonstrated examples of identifying and solving complex problems in a dynamic environment. Strong strategy, business analysis and technical finance skills, including ability to bring structure to complex business problems. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with outstanding skills in Excel and PowerPoint. Live within a commutable distance of Herndon, VA. Desired Qualifications: MBA with a concentration in finance. Experience working with SAS. Experience leading a financial planning and business analysis workforce. IT or education technology industry experience preferred. Physical Requirements: Use of a computer terminal and/or laptop computer for 8 or more hours a day. Use of a copy machine, fax machine, and telephone. Frequently required to sit for 7 or more hours per day. Vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be flexible to do out-of-town assignments and travel occasionally via car, plane, and/or train when needed. #LI-POST #LI-KP1 NSC strives to hire, promote, and retain the best qualified individuals for our employment opportunities. Our policies are intended to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. NSC strives to have a culture that is diverse and equally welcoming to all. As a Federal contractor, NSC is subject to requirements to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. NSC is committed to its outreach efforts and practices to promote employment and advancement of members of these groups. PAY TRANSPARENCY POLICY NSC will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by NSC, or (c) consistent with the NSC's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. Apply On line Send This Job to a Friend Copyright (C) Ultimate Software

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