Senior Finance Business Partner

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

$88,450 - $121,620

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002327<br /> <br /> Reporting to a Senior Deputy Director or Deputy Director of Program Finance, the Senior Finance Business Partner manages and leads financial and budgeting activities for multiple and complex projects within a division&rsquo;s portfolio. Accountable for delivering timely and accurate comprehensive reports and financial information across boards within aligned division. Coordinates the activities of a variety of financial functions that support the program financial management activities, covering both pre-award and post-award activities for the division. Works with their Finance Service Team to provide the services needed and to support an environment of collaboration, communication, and teamwork. <br /><br />The primary duties are directly related to the financial management of assigned boards/programs. Prepares budget estimates and projections based on actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue, expense reports, and other components for an assigned portfolio of projects at appropriate levels in line with established Service Level Agreements. Reviews and approves expenditures to ensure adherence to budget and other compliance requirements, such as sponsor agreements. Maintains records of expenses and budget balances and reconciles monthly financial reports. Analyzes expenditures and revenues, budget variances, and compiles regular and special statistical reports for internal and external customers.
Responsibilities: <strong>Financial Management</strong><br />Provides financial management and analysis for multiple complex projects within a division. Prepares financial projections and various financial reports, ensuring all reporting requirements are met.<br /> <br /><strong>Compliance</strong><br />Reviews, authorizes, and approves expenditures. Reconciles financial statements, ensuring costs are recorded timely, within budget, allowable, allocated to the correct award, and incurred within applicable period. Generally, ensures compliance with policies, federal regulations, auditing requirements, contractual obligations, time schedules, and budgetary limitations.<br /> <br /><strong>Teamwork</strong><br />Works with various teams, including project, administrative, and financial staff. Helps ensure team members are updated with financial information and provide customer service support to team members on financial matters when needed.<br /> <br /><strong>Analysis</strong><br />Provides analysis and recommendations to support Deputy Director of Program Finance with financial management of the division. Provides advice and counsel to program staff in the division on finance-related matters.<br /> <br /><strong>Communication</strong><br />Collaborates with program staff and Deputy Director of Program Finance to obtain regular updates on program spending. Alerts team members of potential financial and contractual issues. Works collaboratively with other units within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, including Travel, Payroll, Budgeting, Contracts/Grants, and Procurement.<br /> <br /><strong>Leadership</strong><br />May serve as a mentor or resource to support staff.
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> &nbsp;Comprehensive knowledge of accounting and financial principles, related federal regulations, and OMB Circulars. Ability to perform financial analyses. Comprehensive knowledge of spreadsheet, forecasting, and other computer-based financial tools, including advanced Excel skills. Ability to be highly detailed and accurate in work produced. Ability to solve intellectual problems that reflect substantial variety and complexity. Serves as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues. Ability to operate with appreciable latitude for independent judgement and action. Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong> &nbsp;Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field, or equivalent knowledge.&nbsp; MBA preferred.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong> &nbsp;Six years of related professional experience, two years of which were in a supervisory capacity (if the job includes supervisory responsibilities).</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:</strong> &nbsp;Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong> &nbsp;None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> &nbsp;Reports to Deputy Director of assigned division. General direction is provided. May have supervisory responsibilities.</p> <p><strong>Compensation Range: </strong>The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine support equity, fairness, and transparency in our compensation programs. An estimated compensation range for this position is $8<span class="modified">8,45</span>0 - $1<span class="modified">21,62</span>0. Compensation offered to the selected candidate will be based on the candidate&rsquo;s relevant knowledge, skills, and work experience, commensurate with compensation of current employees in comparable positions with similar knowledge, skills, and work experience, and subject to budget parameters. Note it is not typical for a candidate to be hired at the higher end of the range.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Work Environment:</strong> &nbsp; Hybrid Office/Telecommute environment, expected onsite percentage 20-40%, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.&nbsp;</p> <p><br /><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:<br /></strong>We, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), value diversity among our staff, members, volunteers, partners, vendors, and audiences. We recognize that talent is broadly distributed in society and that many perspectives enhance the quality of our work and drive innovation and impact.</p> <p>We pledge to cultivate a workplace culture and climate that promotes inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and anti-racism; upholds equity; and values the participation of all who are engaged in advancing our mission. By embracing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, institutional policies and practices, and products, we will be able to better advise the nation on the most complex issues facing society and the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Equal Opportunity Employer:<br /></strong>It is the policy of the National Academies to recruit, hire, transfer, compensate, and promote people in all job categories and to administer all other personnel actions, terms and conditions of employment in a manner that is consistent with equal employment, and does not discriminate on the basis of&nbsp; race, creed, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, medical condition for which a person has been rehabilitated or cured, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, political affiliation, personal appearance, matriculation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.&nbsp; It is also the institution's policy to recruit, hire, promote, and provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans who are otherwise qualified.</p>