Business and Financial Manager (2 positions open)

Washington, DC
Jul 14, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP Services (ASI) is where AARP's mission meets the marketplace for the 50+ population, by sparking new solutions that transform the marketplace to improve people's lives as they age. Founded in 1999 as the professional services arm of AARP, ASI supports the Association's mission of Disrupt Aging by helping bring new products to market to drive innovation and build richer connections with consumers. ASI acts as a bridge, connecting companies to people by helping bring experiences, products, and services that matter to them as they move through life stages.

Provides financial and analytical support across the organization, including budgeting, forecasting, procurement management, new product development support, financial modeling, contractual negotiations, and strategy support. May perform a combination of the following duties described below depending upon operational assignment. Also, develops and publishes ad hoc and new standardized financial reports from using Hyperion/Essbase and PeopleSoft for use within the Financial Planning organization.
  1. Oversees the delivery of business analysis to meet specific needs of AARP Services, Inc.'s (ASI) business units, including analysis of contracts and renegotiation of agreements. Interfaces with program directors to ensure smooth operations across all shared services.
  2. Interprets and reports expenditures to appropriate business unit managers through regularly distributed reports and other available systems. Provides substantive guidance and assistance to business unit managers to resolve discrepancies.
  3. In depth knowledge of Hyperion Planning/Reporting and PeopleSoft in order to drive proposed changes and remain fluid with the lines of business supported and ASI Dashboard and Financial goals. Will be responsible for driving the creation of automated financial reporting from these systems in order to efficiently communicate financial data/analysis to senior level management.
  4. Defines and continually improves processes for consolidated reporting and analysis of strategic initiatives, key SLA project deliverables, expenses, staffing, and other organizational management key processes, as identified by the CFO.
  5. Identifies, investigates, analyzes, and recommends alternative solutions to a wide range of operational and administrative actions/problems, including but not limited to, communications, workflow, support systems, and enterprise-wide projects that increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Works closely with appropriate management to effect change and champion process redesign initiatives across AARP.
  6. Directs the annual budgeting and quarterly financial forecasting processes across various business groups. Ensures that the budgets and forecasts remain consistent with organizational priorities and approved project plans. Engages ASI departmental management to thoroughly evaluate the budget and forecasts and to develop recommendations to maximize opportunities and mitigate risks. Communicates budget and forecast results to all relevant staff, including program directors and senior management. Performs sensitivity analysis to highlight potential efficiencies and to inform and direct decision making.
  7. Partners with AARP's procurement department to ensure efficient delivery of procurement services to ASI. Administers procurement policies and systems for ASI and monitors compliance with procedure, identifying and implementing corrective actions and training, as necessary.
  8. Establishes and manages key business relationships with management at all levels throughout AARP, ASI, and with external service providers. Represents the CFO's office with both internal and external high-level audiences.
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics and 8+ years of experience; or an equivalent combination and training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of enterprise financial systems and process management (Hyperion, PeopleSoft).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and participate in cross-functional teams to meet business objectives and influence co-workers and business partners in fostering strong working relationships.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and clients.
  • Excellent written, verbal, visual/presentation and interpersonal communication skills. Adept at conveying complex financial concepts and analyses to non-financial management and staff.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others. Visit for more information.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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