Financial Planning and Analysis Consultant

Deadline: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
District/Organization: 
Detroit Public School Community District
Position Details: 

Position Summary

The Financial Planning and Analysis Consultant position facilitates a number of key initiatives for the district including preparation of monthly financial statements and board documents, costs assessments for district initiatives, and long-term budget projections. The Analyst position will report to the Deputy Executive Director of Special Projects.

Qualifications

Education:

Graduation from a four (4) year college or university. Preferred candidates will have a degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field preferred. One to three (1-3) years' professional experience in finance, consulting, or budget preferred, and exceptional skills with data and financial analysis.

Experience:

One to two years’ experience in finance, consulting, or budget preferred

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the DED Special Projects, the Financial Planning and Analysis Consultant shall:

  • Work with department heads and budget team to scope out the full long term financial impact of each of their new district initiatives
  • Regularly update the five-year budget projection report
  • Complete monthly financial packets for Financial Review Committee and School Board
  • Complete ad hoc financial analysis requests
  • Prepare issue-to-issue, quarter-over-quarter, budget performance, and year-over-year schedules to support analytical requirements and senior management reviews
  • Gathers and compiles source data input from functions to ensure financials are aligned with physicals
  • Implements forecast process improvements to improve accuracy and robustness of profit/cash flow forecasts
  • Complete other duties as assigned and required for effective operations of the finance department

CORE COMPETENCIES

The following skills and experiences are qualifications for this role:

  • Strategic thinker who can support alignment of initiatives to strategic plan
  • Exceptional communicator who can clearly communicate district priorities and requirements
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments concurrently
  • Work effectively within a cross-functional team
  • Delivering results within time constraints
  • Demonstrate effective communication both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with forecasting/reporting process, conventions, and standards
  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking and organizational skills
  • Able to take care of customer needs while following company procedures
Email: 
lena.pernell@detroitk12.org