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University of Pennsylvania Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Services Division in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Services Division

Job Profile Title

Manager E

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) will lead the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting processes for the Business Services Division (BSD). The position will work across cost centers and business units throughout BSD including operational performance reporting, budgeting, forecasting and strategic analysis.

The Manager will be the primary finance business partner for the Associate VP, Business Services Division and his operational directors and will provide support through financial guidance, coordination of financial transactions and controls reviews with the BSD Controller’s group, develop business-line financial reporting, and lead the budgeting and forecasting process at the business-level.

The Manager will partner with BSD operating units to understand business processes and recommend appropriate metrics and benchmarks that are appropriate to analyze performance and develop business models for operations forecasting, capital project evaluation, and investment prioritization.

A fundamental understanding of the University's RCM model and GAAP are essential in this position. The Manager of FP&A will have proficiency with University reporting tools including Hyperion, BEN, Business Objects as well as other business applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office.

Principal Position Duties:

  • Facilitate and analyze quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting/capital plan process. Coordinate financial personnel across BSD for process planning, improvements, and the incorporation of benchmarks and critical thinking into analysis

  • Primary finance business partner supporting the Associate VP of BSD and his portfolio of operations

  • Oversee and manage FP&A staff to support planning and reporting processes

  • Coordinate and facilitate strategic analyses, which considers resource evaluation, scenario analysis, and financing options, to support project prioritization and strategic decision-making

  • Partner with BSD Controller’s organization to support financial transactions, close processes, and financial controls reviews

Qualifications: BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or Economics with 5-7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA or MBA preferred.

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Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Business Services

Pay Range

$72,837.00 - $138,391.00

Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.