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Manager - Finance

Company: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Brookline
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Reporting to the Director of Budget & Financial Analysis, the Manager of Budget & Financial Analysis is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Budget team comprised of 4 financial analysts/senior analysts. The Budget Manager will oversee the operating and capital budget processes, monthly actual to budget variance reporting, and other ad hoc financial analysis. The Manager plans, develops and communicates a > $2B Institute operating budget, involving about 150 individual department contributors. The Manager will be responsible for creating high level and in-depth operating expense analysis. The individual will assist in converting hospital wide and departmental goals and objectives into financial plans.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



  • Supervise and mentor assigned staff including performance evaluations, scheduling, orientation, and training by providing effective direction, guidance, and leadership over the staff for effective teamwork and motivation.
  • Responsible for employee hires, transfers, promotions, salary changes, discipline, terminations, and similar actions including addressing grievances and other personnel problems.
  • Assist departments with analyzing financial activity, identifying, interpreting and communicating trends and patterns with a customer service philosophy
  • Assist in the overall operation of the Institute's annual Budget development (capital, cash and operating)
  • Analyze monthly financial activity and prepare month end presentations for finance leadership
  • Manage and coordinate monthly analysis of budget variations and preparation of variance reporting for distribution to clinical and operating leadership
  • Oversees the maintenance and reporting of department level employee rosters. Supports the Institutes position control request process.
  • Work cross functionally to drive continuous improvement within the Financial Planning organization to streamline processes and improve communication and flow of information to the business
  • Provide detailed analytics, prepare ad hoc reports, and furnish data on an as needed basis for senior leadership. Assist with preparation of financial information requirements to various leadership committees



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field. Master's Degree preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant finance experience in budget and financial reporting, preferably within health care involving budgetary responsibility
  • 2 years of management experience
  • Experience with budgeting, quantitative analysis, accounting and financial reporting systems required
  • Experience working effectively with senior leaders and managing small teams
  • Experience implementing financial systems a plus


  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft preferred
  • Fluency in financial analysis, accounting, and reporting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (i.e. use of pivot tables)
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage projects, multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to be committed to a customer service philosophy
  • Ability to be highly organized and deadline driven
  • Ability to effectively collaborate at all levels across the organization in a highly matrixed environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with highly sensitive information


Oversees a team of 4 analysts and senior analysts.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Keywords: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline , Manager - Finance, Other , Brookline, Massachusetts

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