Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Accounting and Finance New York, NY



About the Department

The Finance and Accounting Department’s mission includes safeguarding and growing the company’s assets, establishing and maintaining a functioning set of policies and procedures, while ensuring compliance to audit and generally accepted accounting principles and ethical standards. This is accomplished by

  • Managing all receipts and disbursements for the Company
  • Financial reporting to Management and the Board
  • Budget preparation
  • Managing annual audit
  • Preparing annual taxes, and other governmental filings
  • Reporting to granting agencies

About the Position

Candidate must be a corporate finance leader with expertise in financial statement preparation in accordance with GAAP. Manages a financial planning and analysis operation in a deadline focused environment with ultimate responsibility for the quality of the work. Possesses the vision to set strategic direction for the team in response to emerging business issues and changes in the organization. Uses superior communication skills to influence and collaborate with all levels of the organization, including making persuasive presentation to increasingly large audiences. Responsible for developing employees with the capabilities needed to meet the current and future objectives of the company. Fosters an environment of continuous improvement, initiating and/or leading cross-functional projects to improve efficiency or effectiveness. Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by performing duties outlined below.



  • Lead the budget process including: developing, communicating and driving the budget timeline, creating budget templates, creating budget roll-up files and preparing budget deliverables to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
  • Support Senior Leadership Team in performing forecasting, 5 Year Models and ad hoc financial analysis.
  • Preparation of presentations to the Board of Directors and members of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Oversee the development of enterprise planning tools and financial models to support the preparation of financial forecasts, the annual operating budget and strategic planning processes.
  • Perform monthly review of results and provide analysis of results vs. budget and forecasted expectations for SLT.
  • Drive effective communication with key stakeholders before, during, and after each month and budget milestone. Ensure their needs are being met by leveraging the appropriate talent and resources. Work in close collaboration with the lines of business in the development of the budget and Forecast assumptions, while serving as an independent check on the business results.
  • Participate as a key member of the finance team, influencing decision making, identifying finance priorities, managing finance staff directly and indirectly.


Job Requirements:

Skills and Attributes:


  • Candidates must be organized, focused, and extremely articulate, with the ability to interact confidently with Management.
  • Knowledge and application of GAAP.
  • Ability to strategize, prioritize and execute.
  • Analytical/finance skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to multitask effectively and complete tasks in agreed upon time frames.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment.
  • Advanced Excel skills. Good analytical and spreadsheet skills.  Must have the ability to work with large amounts of data from multiple systems, develop ad hoc reporting and analysis (use of Pivots and Lookup formulas a plus).



  • Minimum of 10 years of accounting or finance experience.
  • Must demonstrate ability to execute thoroughly in a fast-paced work environment, adapting quickly to changing conditions to achieve results.
  • Possesses superior communication skills to influence and collaborate with all levels of the organizations.
  • Comfortable leading meetings, making strategic recommendations to senior leadership and giving presentations to increasingly large audiences.
  • Management of staff by Hiring, developing, provides coaching to, and makes compensation recommendations for.



  • Bachelor`s degree (Accounting or Finance). CPA or advanced degree in Accounting, Finance or Business preferred.

Other Requirements Preferred/Optional Skills:

  • CPA 
  • Master of Business Administration
  • MAS 90/100/200
  • NetSuite ERP
  • Advanced understanding of Finance Tools and Analytical Methods.
  • Adaptive Insights
  • Host Analytics
  • Biznet software

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer