National Audubon Society, Inc
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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
at National Audubon Society, Inc
- Job Locations
- US-NY-New York | US-DC-Washington
- Regular, Full-Time
- Job Category
- New York
- Additional Location : City
- Additional Location : State/Province
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary and analytical duties for Audubon’s Atlantic Flyway field offices in Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, and Maryland. S/he is primarily responsible for the preparation, review and control of the annual operating budget for each State Office, as well as semi-annual forecasts. This role is a part of the Audubon FP&A flyway leadership team.
S/he is responsible for regular internal and external stakeholder reporting and variance analysis. To facilitate financial planning s/he will build key relationships with state executives and across multiple teams. The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, is able to navigate multiple financial systems, communicates effectively, and is well organized. The position reports to the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis.
**In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a cover letter with your application.
**This position has option to be based out of NYC or Washington, D.C.
The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis performs professional analysis work related to budgeting, forecasting, budget controls, revenue tracking, and accounting and information systems.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Manages the preparation and review of operating and program budgets and two required reforecasts.
- Manages the financial matters of field programs and departments in the North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, and Maryland, including development of the budget and reforecasts; variance reporting and reporting to external stakeholders, including state boards.
- Solves unique challenges associated with financial planning and analysis by acting as a point person in the finance team to navigate organization procedures, create ad-hoc reports, build financial models, and support other special requests.
- Coordinates with leaders and staff in the Atlantic Flyway, as well as finance department colleagues responsible for grant and accounting support for Atlantic Flyway offices.
- Balances an understanding of complex financial, audit and budget guidelines with the unique business needs of the organization to assess and resolve fiscal issues.
- Monitors, reviews and analyzes budget performance and accounting reports.
- Conducts revenue analysis and forecasting.
- Researches, analyzes, evaluates, develops findings and makes recommendations involving complex budget and financial management issues.
- Performs high level, time-sensitive special projects and studies as assigned by leaders of the Atlantic Flyway offices.
- Supports the Grants and Development teams by providing key financial details to facilitate the preparation of grant proposals.
- Prepares and distributes regular monthly reporting on financial performance and reserves. Suggests reporting improvements as needed.
- Travels at least once annually to each State Office and key centers.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
- At least 5 years of experience in budget management/preparation.
- Non-profit and management experience in a similar position required.
- In-depth knowledge of financial and budget systems, with a demonstrated ability to create new system-generated reports. Knowledge of Financial Edge and Prophix a plus.
- Expert in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Strong planning, problem solving, data collection/management, and analytical skills.
- Presents a high degree of flexibility to coordinate and manage the resolution of complex challenges and requests.
- Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
- Knowledge financial accounting principles, practices and procedures.
- Ability to create, interpret and accurately represent financial reports and technical documents.
- Excellent technical review skills are a must. Ideal applicant can verify the completeness and accuracy of budgetary information and data.
- Ability to perform financial and comparative analyses of budgetary documentation/data and make sound conclusions and recommendations.
- Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.