The Director Financial Planning & Analysis leads the budgeting/planning, forecasting, long-term planning, implementation, and business strategic analysis for the organization. Oversees and conducts financial analysis, modeling, forecasting and reporting to ensure on-going financial viability of the University’s operations. Reviews and analyzes budget performance results, develops insightful suggestions for investment, sourcing, and cost reduction, and leads strategic business decisions. Identifies key strategic opportunities, develops rationale and approach for analysis and decision-making. Creates functional area strategies and specific objectives and develops tools, systems and processes to support successful implementation. Develop deep knowledge of the organization and the key cost drivers and metrics to evaluate the effectiveness and efficienc y of organizational objectives.
Required Experience * 5-8 years financial planning, analysis and reporting. * 5+ years managerial experience. * Experience developing annual budgets and multi-year forecasts. * Experience developing efficient organizational performance reporting tools. * Experience conducting analysis of operating results and variances and clear presentation to management. * Ideally, experience in Higher Education finance management.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions * Evaluate financial and strategic impact of new opportunities. * Coordinate preparation of annual budgets/plan, quarterly forecasts and corresponding reporting. * Develop and lead annual Financial Planning process. * Develop trend analysis and consolidation of key reports and forecasts. * Conduct and evaluate what-if analyses. * Develop professional relations with key managers. * Utilize pro-forma modeling of various scenarios and opportunities and other projects. * Work with organizational leaders to develop root cause analysis and gap closure plans. * Monitor and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines, including critical projects. * Perform cost benefit or break-even analysis on specified projects. * Search financial opportunities to improve organizational effectiveness, and budgeting processes. * Develop budgets/plans, forecast and variance analysis working with budget owners and senior leaders. * Collaborate with other departments to analyze different projects, develop goals, measure performance and make recommendations. * Review monthly variance analyses through result evaluation to recommend business process improvements. * Develop and present financial plans and projections. * Provide financial analysis support as needed. * Lead cross-functional efforts within Finance to improve planning, analysis and corresponding reporting. * Coordinate budget forecasts with cash management.
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Internal Number: S1238
About Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.