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DC - Manager, Program Planning and Budget (hybrid)

  • 1.  DC - Manager, Program Planning and Budget (hybrid)

    Posted 03-22-2022 10:36 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 03-22-2022 10:36 AM
    Department Overview:
    Pew's Finance department is committed to serving as an excellent steward of financial resources; providing accurate, reliable, timely, and cost-effective finance and accounting related products and services; and delivering extraordinary customer service on a sustained basis.

    The Finance department desires to ensure each position is fully aligned with Pew's mission, strategic priorities and results-oriented culture; and filled by a person with the competencies, skills, experience, and adaptability necessary to deliver extraordinary results on a sustained basis. The Finance department strives to provide a great workplace for competent, highly motivated, and results-oriented people whose leadership qualities and core values align with the Pew's high-performing and mission-driven culture.

    Pew's Finance department is comprised of two areas, (1) Controller and (2) Planning and Budgeting, Contracts and Procurement, and Treasury Services. Controller is comprised of (I) accounting and financial reporting and (ii) payroll and payment services. Planning and Budgeting, Contracts and Procurement, and Treasury Services is comprised of (i) planning and budgeting for program and operations; (ii) institutional reporting; (iii) contract and procurement services; (iv) grant management; and (v) investment management and banking services.

    Position Overview:
    The Manager, Program Planning and Budget reports to and supports the Director, Planning and Budget in providing program units with full-service budgeting and financial services. The manager and staff will work directly with the program staff to create and monitor the program budgets and forecasts; provide accurate and timely financial reporting; ensure compliance with adopted policies and procedures and donor reporting requirements; and provide a high level of customer service to management and program staff.

    The ideal candidate will possess relevant nonprofit accounting and finance knowledge and experience, including budgeting, program reporting, donor reporting and financial analysis, as well as display a can-do attitude focused on process improvement and building internal relationships with program staff. Skills required include but are not limited to, strong customer service, interpersonal and communications skills, excellent Excel skills, and strong problem solving and analytical skills. The ideal candidate works well in a team environment, will enjoy learning about the business as it grows and will apply this knowledge to process improvements.

    The position reports to the director, planning and budget and will be based in Pew's Washington, DC office, and is eligible for 60% telework.

    • Program Planning and Budget:
      • Oversee a portfolio of projects, managing staff who support the specific projects under that portfolio.
      • Deliver high quality customer service and develop strong relationships with identified customers and colleagues across the organization.
      • Educate program staff regarding budget protocols, spending guidance, and financial report review; and ensure timely and accurate upload of all budgets into Peoplesoft.
      • Oversee the development of project budgets for executive review and approval, in consultation with program staff.
      • Work with program staff to monitor spending against budget; present spending progress to leadership; explain material budget variances; highlight areas of concern and propose options to address these concerns; and perform analytics to inform timely and accurate decision-making.
      • Work with program staff and Pew's Philanthropic Partnership Group to develop donor budget proposals, track donor spending (ensuring spending is in compliance with donor agreements), and provide donor financial reports.
      • Develop and maintain supporting procedures to ensure effective problem resolution, promptness, reliability of service, and customer satisfaction.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Team Development and Leadership
      • Manage a team of professionals. Identify and create growth opportunities for team members, coach, and mentor their professional development, drive change for improving their skills and technical knowledge and provide regular feedback for individual performance outcome.
      • Guide development of staff annual performance plans and other developmental goals through coaching and counseling.
      • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement to include a commitment to effective communication, customer service and the highest quality standards.
      • Other duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting or equivalent experience required; advanced degree preferred.
    • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience including five plus years of relevant planning and budget experience preferably in a nonprofit, international organization with outside funding sources. PeopleSoft Financials experience a plus.
    • A minimum of two plus years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
    • Strong Excel skills required.
    • Strong analytical and customer service skills required.
    • Business process improvement experiences a plus.
    • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills including the ability to effectively interface with staff and senior management.
    • Proactive, seasoned professional with evidence of having worked as a business partner to senior level management.

    This position does not require travel.

    Total Rewards:
    We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.

    The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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    Human Resources
    Pew Charitable Trusts
    Washington DC DE
    (801) 543-9867