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Director - Budget and Strategic Finance

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022
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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.

Essential functions

· 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 performance metrics.

· 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 PCOM community

· Prepares and analyzes the viability of new programs, ventures, etc.

· 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.

Supervisory responsibilities

Manages Strategic Finance and Budget staff.

Work environment

Office Setting

Physical demands

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 campuses 50%

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity equipment 75%

Constantly communicates information and ideas, so others will understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations 75%

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%

Travel required

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 required.

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 not required

Experience working with grant research teams, is desirable but not required

Good communication skills

Strong leadership qualities

Excellent interpersonal skills

Compliance oriented

Analytical 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.

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