Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks an experienced financial professional to join our finance team in the role of Planning and Forecasting Analyst. This position will be responsible for the development and preparation of the organization’s annual budget and long-range planning through collaboration with senior leadership and the business development manager, and will make financial performance recommendations using monthly variance analysis. The successful candidate must be results oriented and have experience working collaboratively with non-financial customers. The individual must display excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills, along with the ability to prioritize workload and support other members of the finance team.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, strives to improve clinical practices, patient outcomes, and health-related public policy through research projects in the United States and internationally. Our multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, biostatisticians, policy analysts, data and project managers, programmers, and other professionals share a passion for high-quality, evidence-based research and take pride in collective achievement. We seek to grow our diverse and dynamic staff to help us address the pressing health-care challenges of today and tomorrow.
More information about this opportunity and the benefit program at Arbor Research is available on the careers page at www.ArborResearch.org.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND responsibilities
- Coordinate and collaborate to complete the preparation of all financial forecasts (monthly, quarterly, annually and as otherwise required)
- Responsible for the development and preparation of the organization’s annual budget working closely with program area and functional partners. Understand and challenge inputs to improve accuracy and strategic alignment
- Responsible for the monthly variance analysis along with relevant commentary on variances, trends in performance, and recommendations for improvement
- Responsible for the administration and security of forecasting and planning solution, as it aligns with the organizational needs
- Provide regular and ad-hoc reporting and business reviews along with the preparation of key financial presentations as requested
- Complete daily cash application
- Support the VP Finance with Finance/Audit Committee activities including the creation of presentations, financial statements, and other information, as requested
- Assist the VP Finance in the development of financial best practices and process improvements, and implement across the organization relating to financial planning and forecasting
- Develop and run “what if”, financial models to simulate changing business conditions, risks and opportunities utilizing selected financial/business assumptions
- Collaborate with the Business Development Manager with financial data to be included in the business/strategic plans; projected income statement, break-even analysis, projected surplus/deficit, projected cash flow and standard ratios
- Ensures linkage between strategic and financial planning processes
- Responsible for the planning, training and incorporating recommendations as it relates to planning and forecasting with end-user group
- As a member of the finance/accounting team, provide cross-over and back-up support to team members as necessary
General administrative supervision is received from the VP Finance. Close collaboration is expected with the finance team, Business Development Manager, program teams and senior leadership.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance with at least 4 years progressively more responsible financial or business analysis experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), and financial statement preparation
- Familiarity with accounting tasks, such as bank reconciliations, posting journal entries, etc
- Ability to perform work requiring advanced knowledge; generally used to analyze, interpret and make decisions from varying facts and circumstances
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and maintain focused work in a high volume, deadline-driven environment
- Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications. Strong proficiency in creating and maintaining spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Strong presentation skills; ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Master’s degree
- CPA experience
- Non-profit experience
- NetSuite financial system experience
- Knowledge of and experience with government contracting (DCAA, FARs, OMB) and experience in A-133 audits
- Health research background
- Strong analytical and modeling skills
Visit http://www.arborresearch.org/Careers.aspx to apply. Job Applicants must submit a personalized cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.
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Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health provides reasonable accommodation upon request, in accordance with State and Federal laws.
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