Job Req ID:  111402

Financial Manager

Founded in 1979, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a center for innovation dedicated to advancing the field of gifted education through research on testing, programs, and other supports for advanced learners. On the premise that advanced learners come from every community and every demographic, we aim to understand and inform how these students need to be nurtured to achieve their full potential as learners and global citizens. CTY also runs in-person and online academic programs for bright learners in order to cultivate a community of advanced learners and connect students in and outside the classroom.

We are seeking a Financial Manager who will be responsible for all of CTY’s financial planning and analysis activities and who will work across the organization to support colleagues with strategic planning and reporting. The person in this role will be part of the CTY finance team which supports approximately 120 full-time staff members and approximately 1,500 casual instructional staff who work for our year-round online and summer in-person programs. Summer programs are anticipated to be held at ~12 locations in Summer 2024, serving over 5,000 students, and a large part of this role is to support financial planning, analysis, and payments related to summer sites and staffing.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Financial Manager reports to the CTY Director of Financial Operations and is responsible for supporting CTY’s financial planning and analysis activities.
  • The person in this role will develop and manage budgets and projections for CTY units and departments and perform comprehensive analysis to support organizational activities.
  • They will extract financial data from various information systems (SAP, CTY’s student information system (CIS), Tableau, JHU’s new Oracle budget system, and other management tools) and perform complex financial analyses of data and financial reports, including the preparation of narrative analysis and recommendations for CTY leadership.

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • In close partnership with Director of Financial Operations (“Director”), develop complex financial reports and ensure the timely and accurate preparation, delivery, and analysis of quarterly/annual financial statements, budgets, projections, variance explanations, and forecasts for CTY.
  • Support the annual budget development process within CTY, in partnership with senior leaders and directors who manage CTY’s various functional departments. Develop and present analysis of budget patterns, expenditures, and revenues to help guide planning and reporting..
  • Partner with Director to create annual budget reports, five-year plan documents, and narratives for presentation to the Provost, Executive VP for Finance and Administration, and Trustees.
  • Analyze, coordinate, and reconcile departmental financial information on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly, and annually)
  • Support planning for academic programs.
  • Develop analyses and recommendations for program tuition and fees for in-person and online programs.
  • Monitor and analyze expenses.
  • Maintain and update summer site analysis documents.
  • Work with HR to conduct compensation planning and analysis.
  • When requested by leadership, conduct other financial analysis related to summer sites, travel expenses, strategic planning, cost reduction, etc.
  • Act as a liaison between CTY and central university offices, including finance, budget, and internal audits offices. In partnership with these offices, ensure policies and procedures are followed and provide training/information to CTY leadership/colleagues as needed.

Business Operations

  • Conduct monthly HR and SAP reports, payroll accrual, revenue recognition, and financial aid recognition (deferral)
  • Manage month-end accruals and related meetings.
  • Responsible for paying deposits, invoices, and final bills for summer in-person programs.
  • Approve job requisitions on behalf of CTY finance.
  • Maintain and update cost centers in SAP as needed.
  • Partner with CTY accounting team to manage financial close process, payment of deposits and invoices, and other special projects as needed.
  • Help manage/monitor finance team’s shared email inbox.

Data Analysis/Reporting & Systems

  • Analyze, extract, and define relevant complex financial data (from both CIS and SAP); plan and conduct complex studies to determine cost and financial effectiveness of the unit, department, or division.
  • Develop departmental profit and loss statements with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Advise directors and senior directors regarding actual-to-budget variances
  • Use various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or report financial information.
  • Help implement new university budget system to support forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, analyzing and reporting financial data. Partner with University Budget Office team to conduct training for CTY staff and implement system updates as needed.

Grant Oversight

  • Ensure that finance team appropriately manages the grant activities/work plan, sponsored billing, and sponsored compliance.
  • Work with colleagues on financial analysis related to new grant funding opportunities and proposals.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • In addition to strong finance and analytical skills, we seek someone who exhibits the following characteristics.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Customer-service oriented attitude and desire to partner with other parts of the organization to support common goals.
  • A lifelong learner who is curious, asks questions, and is willing to share ideas for process improvements.
  • Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, work ethic, and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to translate complex financial information into terms and language that colleagues will easily understand.
  • A team player and leader who will support the professional development and growth of direct reports.
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must possess strong computer skills (PowerPoint, Word, and Access) and be an advanced Excel user.

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field.
  • Five years related financial/accounting and financial management experience, e.g., planning, directing, monitoring, organizing, and controlling the monetary resources of a department, center, or unit.
  • Additional education (master's in a related field) may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA and/or MBA degree a plus.
  • Knowledge of JHU’s accounting system and software preferred.



Classified Title: Financial Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE  
Starting Salary Range: Min $72,600 - Max $127,000 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30-5p 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Financial Planning & Analysis 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 


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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

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