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Financial Reporting and Analysis Manager - Finance and Budget Office

New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 15, 2023

NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Management Reporting and Analysis Manager reporting to Director, Budgeting, Financial Planning and Analysis.

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive suite of financial reports, overseeing the creation, analysis, and presentation of financial and business management reports crucial for guiding decision-making processes throughout the institution. Collaborating closely with the institutional Research function is a core component of this position, ensuring the accuracy and relevance of reporting, thereby contributing to strategic planning and informed financial management. Reporting Directly to the Director of Budget and Financial Planning, the incumbent is tasked with ensuring that NYUAD budget and managerial reporting’s meet the diverse needs of stakeholders, including but not limited to the Executive Director of finance and budget, the Director of the budget and financial planning, NYUAD senior leadership, NYU Budget Office, departmental managers, and external funding partners.

In conjunction with the Institutional research team, the role entails supporting the gathering, analysis, and presentation of financial data to inform strategic planning and resource allocation. The Management Reporting and Analysis Manager collaborates extensively with various university stakeholders, ensuring that data-driven decisions align seamlessly with the university's overarching goals and objectives. Specifically, the candidate with forge partnerships with the Senior Director for institutional research to ensure financial and business management reporting aligns with NYUAD's comprehensive data and reporting strategies.

The incumbent is expected to cultivate robust internal and external relationships, working collaboratively with financial colleagues and IT application leads to provide the organization with high-quality data and reporting capabilities. Moreover, the incumbent will actively seek opportunities to enhance efficiency by automating and simplifying business management reporting processes, leveraging reporting tools, and exploring the potential of emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence to maximize analytical time.

Key Responsibilities:

Development and Maintenance of Financial Reports
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of an extensive suite of financial reports, employing advanced data visualization techniques and ensuring that reports are user-friendly, insightful, and aligned with industry best practices
  • Implement a regular review process to keep reports up-to-date and reflective of the institutional evolving financial landscape
  • Prepare regular reports for university leadership, departments, and committees to support informed decision-making
  • Develop and maintain reports created in data visualization software (Tableau).
  • Analyze data to identify trends, patterns, and insights that can inform decision-making
Oversight of Financial and Business Management Reports
  • Take charge of the entire life cycle of financial and business management reports, from initial data collection to the final presentation, ensuring that reports meet high standards of accuracy, reliability, and relevance
  • Implement a feedback loop with end-users to continually enhance and tailor reports to meet the evolving informational needs of stakeholders
Stakeholder Engagement and Customized Reports
  • Conduct Regular meetings with stakeholders, such as NYUAD Leadership, and departmental managers, to understand their unique reporting requirements
  • Develop a system for delivering customized reports that address specific needs, providing insights that are tailored to the strategic priorities of different departments and leadership levels
  • Lead in the development and delivery of program dashboards which will provide budget analysis and support for Division heads and relevant FP&A staff.
  • Lead technical development for financial reporting, data analytics, and dashboard creation and enhancements inclusive of gathering and analyzing requirements, providing design recommendations, prototyping solutions, and delivering end-user assets
Organizational Reporting
  • Deliver Monthly and Quarterly Reporting Packages: Working with the wider budget team to deliver on-time reporting and update the baseline reports, ensuring all reporting reconciles with other statutory reporting produced by the management accounts team on a monthly basis
  • Assist in the development of updated monthly and quarterly budgets and actual reports for distribution to outside funding agencies, NYU leadership, and departmental unit heads. This report set should include key metrics important to both NYUAD leadership and NYUAD's funders
  • Monthly Projection Models: Working with the wider Budget Office team, assist in the quarterly projection exercise by updating baseline reporting tools and providing supplementary datasets to assist with budget to actual and YoY analysis
  • Assist in the development of reporting tools that automate and enable the compilation of projection activity in order to provide a more streamlined projection process to NYUAD leadership, departmental managers, and other stakeholders. Reporting will assist in the identification of expected surpluses or deficits
  • Works closely with leadership, finance, and operations, to develop actionable reports through the available tools to maximize the use of the system’s data. Collaborate in the development of management and budget reports for senior leadership, external agencies, NYU's budget office in New York, the institutional research office, and NYUAD's departmental leaders
Collaboration with Institutional Research and others
  • Foster a collaborative atmosphere with the institutional Research function, involving joint brainstorming sessions to identify synergies between financial and academic data
  • Actively participate in the design and execution of joint research projects, ensuring that outcomes contribute meaningfully to both financial and institutional research objectives
  • Work hand-in-hand with the Senior Director for Institutional Research to establish a unified framework for data and reporting that aligns seamlessly with NYUAD institutional goals
  • Contribute to the development of a roadmap for enhancing date integration, ensuring that financial and business management reporting supports teh institutional long-term objectives
  • Work in collaboration with ITS and the Controller's Office on all financial reporting. Work with the Budget Director to develop and improve financial reporting and integrity of financial data
  • Advise others in the expert use of the University's financial system inquiry and reporting tools
Financial Planning System and Annual Budget Process
  • Partner with the ERP Applications technical support team to maintain the financial planning and budgeting system including; adding dimensions, setting up scenarios and versions, managing metadata, loading and calculating data, and updating security and workflow settings.
  • Develop, maintain, and manage monthly reporting, develop and design ad-hoc monthly reporting packs as per the hierarchy program, data validation, and co-ordination with NY Budget Office
  • Provide technical development support for NYUAD reporting and data analytic enablement initiatives in coordination and alignment with the NYU IT Enterprise Data Management group
  • Assist in the delivery of the annual budget load to NYU NY Budget Office. Ensure reconciliation with the approved budget
Data Relationship Management System
  • Work with the ERP Applications team to maintain the accounts hierarchy, NYUAD hierarchy, and NYUAD's government partner hierarchy within the Data Relationship Management System, which feeds into UDW+ and Tableau datasets
Additional Budget Office Support
  • Support the budget office team during the budgeting and planning process with reports and data for analysis
  • Develop reports and presentations based on data available in the company’s data repository, finding compelling ways to display the analysis results
  • Actively contributes to the continuous improvement of department processes through ongoing initiatives including solutions to automate, build efficiencies, and maintain consistency across multiple dashboards
  • Train others and serve as subject matter expert on data integrity processes, data visualization tool usage, new techniques in data processing and analytics, and best practices; provide support for data visualization tool-related questions, requests, and issues
  • Create effective, scalable, and easy-to-understand reporting solutions (e.g. dashboards)
  • Perform additional assignments and projects as requested by the Director

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in business management or accounting
Preferred Education:
  • Master's degree in management, accounting, computer science, or any related field
  • Professional Financial and/or Accounting certification is desirable
Required Experience:
  • 5 years’ experience or equivalent combination in data warehouse analysis, report development or business analysis. Experience working with business intelligence tools (such as Tableau, OBIEE, Power BI, Business Objects, etc.) in a data warehouse environment
  • Excellent knowledge of business intelligence practices and tools, including simplified query tools
  • Excellent knowledge of developing and monitoring against key metrics
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Excellent Knowledge of reporting and business analysis
  • Excellent Knowledge of relational databases and business intelligence technology (experience with Smartview a plus)
  • Knowledge of organization, training, research, and planning skills
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience supporting a large, diverse customer base
  • Working within higher education
  • Experience working as a trainer of business processes and /or software applications

Other Information About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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