Director - Budget and Strategic Finance
At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to
advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved
communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our
institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity
and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the
campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different
ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates
develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will
benefit them throughout their lives.
Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians,
health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a
“whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just
symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with
it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of
healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main
campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in
Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in
Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to
approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented
manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated
healthcare settings with other health professionals. At
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a
caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the
PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
We are currently seeking to fill our Director - Budget and
Strategic Finance position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly
qualified and passionate individual.
Reporting to the Associate Chief Financial Officer and Controller,
the primary responsibilities include managing and directing the
Budget and Strategic Finance Department at PCOM. PCOM is comprised
of three campuses and includes six corporations. The Director of
Budget and Strategic Finance (Director) is responsible for
comprehensive analyses, projections, and modeling relating to
business operations. This role utilizes a quantitative skill set to
improve the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM)
operational and financial structure. The Director will conduct an
analysis of financial data while preparing subsequent narratives
for management, helping guide recommendations. In this capacity,
the role develops detailed financial models to help reduce cycle
times for annual budgeting, cost projections, and reporting. It
will lead the annual budgeting process by collaborating with
relevant departments to effectively review their recommendations
while adhering to the PCOM’s overall fiscal guidelines. It will
also serve to support managers in the areas of labor budgets,
financial communications, and detailed reporting. In addition, this
Director of Budget and Strategic Finance will oversee the grant
accounting department and the capital plant ledger.
· Manages, coaches, motivates, and directs department staff.
· Leads PCOM’s annual budgeting process.
· Works with complex data sets and analytics tools in support of
the College strategic plan, multiyear financial plan, and key
· Assists in the coordination and implementation of new technology
and/or technology enhancements to improve business processes
· Develops advanced business and financial models.
· Analyzes budget changes to ensure budgets reconcile to approved
increases/decreases and result in a balanced budget.
· Analyzes financial data and develops moderately complex reports
for forecasting and analysis.
· Manages and oversees the monthly budget to actual reporting and
works with stakeholders to understand variances.
· Responsible for the capital plant ledger
· Manages and oversees grant reporting including: managing and
coordinating the cost component of proposals and grant application
development, pre-award, and post-award processes and ongoing budget
monitoring for funded awards
· Works collaboratively with various stakeholders throughout the
· Prepares and analyzes the viability of new programs, ventures,
· Works collaboratively with human resources on position control
and benefits costs.
· Works collaboratively with the Director of Finance
· Manages, coaches, evaluates, monitors, and administers programs,
processes, budget, goals, and objectives for department.
· Performs related duties as assigned.
Creates and promotes a climate of inclusion and supports,
understands and practices PCOM’s core values:
· Accountable to one another.
· Act with integrity and treat everyone with respect.
· Foster innovation.
· Embrace diversity, advancing equity and inclusion.
Manages Strategic Finance and Budget staff.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50%
Need to occasionally move about inside and outside the office to
access files, office equipment, and attend meetings/training across
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity
Constantly communicates information and ideas, so others will
understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these
Must have the ability to observe details at close range (computer
and other training materials) 50%
Occasionally moves equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for various
classrooms and events 25%
Works out of one location but travels to other campus locations,
meetings, training, and other events approximately 10%.
Required education and experience
A minimum of 8 years of accounting and budgeting experience is
Supervisory experience is required
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
Master’s Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant Preferred
Higher education experience is preferred
Experience managing U.S. Government Federal awards, desirable but
Experience working with grant research teams, is desirable but not
Good communication skills
Strong leadership qualities
Excellent interpersonal skills
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic
origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any
other legally protected class.