Full-time

Administration

HQ: Waltham, MA

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

 

EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 

The Accounting & Finance Department in the Accounting and Finance Division has an opening for a Manager of Budgeting & Financial Analysis, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer in Waltham, MA.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

Responsible for providing support to EDC’s Chief Financial Officer and others at EDC as deemed appropriate, with various ad hoc projects and programs, including developing financial analyses for business plans and new business ventures.

The Manager of Budgeting & Financial Analysis:

• Manages the annual budget process and quarterly forecasting, working closely with the CFO

• Assists the CFO with quarterly financial reports for the Trustees and monthly reports for internal management

• Works with Administration & Finance department heads and program directors to develop internal business plans & models; generates recommendations to senior management regarding viability, investment needs, and/or profit potential

• Participates in various business and financial reviews as needed

• Undertakes special projects as needed

• Provides senior management with financial analysis and recommendations critical to high-level decision-making across EDC

• Provides/oversees financial analysis and support to other Administration and Finance groups (cost analysis, infrastructure investments, etc.)

• Facilitates efficiency through teamwork and feedback exchanges

• Troubleshoots problems, develops multiple problem-solving alternatives; and coordinates corrective strategies

• Demonstrates complete discretion in dealing with confidential information

The Manager of Budgeting & Financial Analysis

• Provides senior management with financial analysis and recommendation critical to high-level decision-making across EDC

• Facilitates efficiency through teamwork and feedback exchanges

• Troubleshoots problems, develops multiple problem-solving alternatives; and coordinates corrective strategies

• Demonstrates complete discretion in dealing with confidential information

 

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

• Master’s degree strongly preferred; MBA or MS preferred

• At least 10 years experience in financial analysis and business planning

• Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are critical

• A hands-on approach with accuracy, attention to detail, organization

• Experience working in a sponsored research environment

• Proficiency in various accounting and project tracking systems

• Technical proficiency in financial modeling and analysis

• Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint essential

• Working knowledge of GAAP

• Experience with Deltek, Costpoint, and Enterprise Planner desirable

• Demonstrated ability to think creatively and work as a team player

• Familiarity with budgetary and financial reporting requirements of federal government funding agencies

• Sound business judgment and financial expertise

• Strong analytical skills and aptitude for details and accuracy

• Ability to multitask and to anticipate & respond to changing business needs

 

CONTACT

EDC, 43 Foundry Ave, Waltham, MA 02453

No phone calls, please

 

Posted:  8/15/19

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.