Budget and Financial Planning Analyst
- Reports To:
- Chief Financial Officer
- Full Time
Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. The Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three iconic stages, including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music. Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 800,000 people worldwide, playing a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.
Since its landmark building closed to the public in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Hall has actively continued to serve its audiences in New York City and beyond through established and newly created digital initiatives. In April 2020, the Hall launched new online series—including Live with Carnegie Hall and Learn with Carnegie Hall—connecting leading artists and audiences digitally with original programming that has included music, conversation, and behind-the-scenes perspectives, streamed for free via the Hall’s website and social media channels. Most of the Hall’s core educational programming has also pivoted to digital throughout this period with innovative programs engaging with families, educators, community members, and aspiring young musicians at home through live, interactive workshops and sessions as well as free on-demand content.
Scope of Work:
As a member of the Finance Department, the Budget and Financial Planning Analyst will support the development and monitoring of Carnegie Hall’s (CH) operating budget and other financial analysis needed to manage the organization’s operations efficiently.
The position will work closely with the CFO, Controller, and the department financial managers.
Essential Job Functions:
Budget development and planning
- Working with department finance managers to prepare budget reports and manage the annual budget process in a timely and efficient manner.
- Develop budget calendar and budget guidelines for all departments
- Prepare mid-year reforecast
- Update the accounting system with approved operating budget and update as needed.
- Coordinate and participate in periodic departmental management meetings to review budget vs actual results.
- Provide special reports as needed to department finance managers.
- With input from the CFO & Controller, prepare financial reports as needed for Senior Team and Board Finance Committee.
- Prepare and distribute monthly financial reports for department managers.
- Prepare financial analysis of building operations, information technology, fundraising costs, program expenses and funding, 125th Anniversary Campaign, fringe benefit, and other analysis as needed.
- Research and respond to department inquiries on financial results.
- Prepare financial information (Orange Sheet) with the Development team and Assistant Director, Financial Reporting for proposals and donor reporting.
- Prepare financial data with the Assistant Director, Financial Reporting for inclusion in surveys.
- Other projects as needed
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
- MBA in Accounting or Finance or Professional Certification (CPA) highly desirable
- Min 3 years experience in developing, preparing, and reporting on annual budgets
- Exposure and experience in non-profit finance is required
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues
- Solid organizational skills: the ability to be productive under pressure in a fast-paced team environment
- Flexible work attitude: the ability to be flexible and yet focused & reliable in an environment of frequently changing demands
- Strong Computer skills: facility with MS Office especially Excel and Power Point required, knowledge of MIP accounting system desirable
Carnegie Hall is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Decisions concerning employment are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications to contribute to meeting Carnegie Hall’s needs, and Carnegie Hall is committed not to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex (including gender identity, gender expression or status of being transgender), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, status as a caregiver, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses or stalking, criminal convictions (except where otherwise permitted by law), arrest record, credit history, pregnancy, age, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, reproductive health decisions, or any other characteristic protected by law.