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Director-Financial Analysis

  • Requisition no: 521653
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • School/Department: Earth Institute
  • Grade: Grade 14
  • Categories: Finance/Accounting
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Budget and Finance, the Director of Financial Analysis and Planning focuses on preparing and analyzing financial reports to represent current and projected financial status. The Director has responsibility for data mining, analysis of complex research data, maintenance of databases.


• Perform long-range trend analyses, develop targeted financial models, and conduct financial and operational projections to inform and support strategic planning endeavors and options development at the Climate School.
• Perform data-driven analyses of various aspects of Climate School operations, management, opportunities and risks.
• Make recommendations to leadership about future directions based on these analyses
• Responsible for presentation of results in formats needed for Climate School leadership decision making and discussion with Central University leadership. Additionally, create presentations suitable for communicating broadly with the Climate School community.
• Provide annual matrixes and budget calculations for the Climate School and works collaboratively with finance team on required reporting.
• Provide staff supervision in performance of the above responsibilities. Set assignments, outline project and program goals, integrate the work with other Observatory analyses, presentations.
• Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience in related work required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience which includes supervision and knowledge of government contract/grant regulations. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a university or academic science research setting.
  • Management/supervisory experience

Other Requirements

  • Excellent spreadsheet and database skills required. 
  • Familiarity with University's organization, methods of accounting, policies, and procedures preferred. 

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