Manager Of Budget And Financial Analysis

Perkins School For The Blind Watertown , MA 02472

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Watertown, MAPosting Date:
05/14/2019Closing Date:

Manager of Budget and Financial Analysis

Department: Business Office

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.


Under the direction of the Controller, and supporting the CFAO, the Manager of Budget and Financial Analysis ("MBFA") will oversee all budget related functions, including the fiscal year budget, new program budgets and budget proposals for grants and gifts. The MBFA is also responsible for the quarterly forecasting process, multi-year forecasting models, financial analyses and other special projects at the request of the CFAO. The MBFM will plan, evaluate, develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures associated with these areas.

Responsibilities include:

Budget Fiscal Year

  • Manage the annual budget process for the organization including, but not limited to:providing departmental guidance, data and reports; coordinating with and assisting members of the Business Office with their assigned departmental budgets; maintaining the integrity of the budget and personnel data within budgeting system and general ledger; and, preparing budget reports for CFAO, Senior Leadership and the Board of Trustees.

  • Provide collaborative leadership and analytical support in planning and organizing annual and multi-year budget development and serve as the primary resource on matters pertaining to budget planning and position control.

  • Respond to budget related requests from senior leadership, budget managers and other constituent groups.

  • Manage the annual payroll reconciliation and merit increase process with HR and Payroll.

Budget New Programs and Grant Proposals

  • Develop budgets for new programs and perform related financial analysis

  • Responsible for all budgets related to grant, gift and contract proposals; collaborate with all parties, including fundraising and program areas.

  • Coordinate with Manager of Fiscal Compliance for compliance review of gift and grant budgets.
    Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Perform monthly analysis of budget to actual results; investigate discrepancies with budget manager and business office staff, as needed.

  • Perform complex analyses and projections for both planned and ad hoc purposes.

  • Manage the quarterly forecasting process. Coordinate with and assist members of the Business Office with their assigned departmental forecasts. Support budget managers to ensure forecast data is complete and accurate, and analyze and report on the results.

  • Analyze a variety of financial information (e.g. revenues, expenditures, cost projections, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds and/or ensuring overall operations are within budget.

  • Maintain historical data and analyses on student enrollment trends, demographics and costs.

Staff Supervision

  • Effectively manage the MBFA team. Recruit, train and mentor staff. Set performance plans, monitor progress and complete annual written appraisals; provide and promote appropriate professional development and learning experiences, support and provide direction. Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

  • Work closely with staff to improve existing or introduce new skills and processes, where necessary.Identifies training needs of staff and recommends solutions.


  • Participate in and lead meetings to provide and/or gather information related to budgets, investment, student revenue or receivables.

  • Prepare a wide variety of materials such as annual budgets, management reports, analyses and reports for CFAO, CEO, Superintendent and Board of Trustees.

  • Present information related to budgets and analyses to appropriate senior staff and/or committees.

  • Supports the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required.

  • 5-7 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Experience with Adaptive Insights for budgeting and forecasting, or similar solution

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Masters degree or CPA

  • Experience in non-profit organizations and public accounting

  • Supervisory experience

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.


Perkins School for the Blind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin (including unlawful language proficiency requirements), age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, and military service in treatment or employment at Perkins, admission or access to Perkins, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Perkins operates.

Perkins is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age. A

compendium of those regulations can be found at

The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding discrimination:

Name and Title: Michele Crews, Director of Human Resources

Address: 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Telephone Number: (617) 972-7671

E-mail Address:

Inquiries concerning the application of each of the federal statutes and their implementing regulations to Perkins may be referred to Ms. Crews or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921.

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Manager Of Budget And Financial Analysis

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