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Senior Financial Planning Analyst

Department: Finance

Senior Financial Planning Analyst

The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.

The mission of the Allen Institute administration team is to provide support and structure to the scientific divisions. Coinciding with the team science approach, administration helps facilitate team learning and the overall mission of the institute.

The Allen Institute Finance team is looking to add a strong customer focused Financial Planning Analyst (FP&A).  This position will report to the Associate Director of Finance and has responsibilities focused on budgeting, supporting customers in all things finance, process improvement/automation and mid/long-range financial modeling.

This is an exciting time at the Allen Institute as we continue growing. The ideal candidate for this role will possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit to help enhance and establish new processes and tools. This position also provides for the opportunity to work with all levels of staff including the CFO and other executives.

In all activities, the Financial Planning team works to increase overall finance efficiency/productivity and drive business results for the broader Allen Institute.  Ideal candidates are solution-oriented and proactive problem solvers.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences, and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

Essential Functions

  • Provide great customer service and express curiosity to proactively solve problems
  • Lead annual budgeting cycle by being a budgeting/reporting SME, loading data, preparing reports, and guiding leaders through the process
  • Primary financial support for at least 2-3 scientific units, working primarily with Operations Leaders
  • Perform quarterly forecasting to support Board of Director and primary funder reviews
  • Analyze monthly actuals and load into the financial reporting tools
  • Co-lead the update and management of the institutes mid/long-range financial model
  • Perform variance analyses and explain the details that drive the finances by learning about the business
  • Analyze current and past trends in all areas of revenue, operating and capital expenditures to guide leaders to make decisions for the future
  • Guide executive leaders regularly through budgeting management, ad hoc analyses, and fielding general finance questions
  • Lead internal finance projects and participate on cross-functional teams
  • Establish new processes to support the institute's growth trajectory
  • Solution oriented mindset aimed at implementing improvements/efficiencies in reporting and creating capacity within the broader finance team
  • Build reports and analyze data in Power BI while supporting the Power BI team
  • Act as a general finance specialist to triage and support questions that donít align with other finance teams

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects managementís assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelorís Degree (Business related) or equivalent combination of degree and experience
  • 3+ yearsí experience working in a financial planning or related finance/accounting function

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Prior Financial Planning experience and understanding the flow of information within accounting
  • Executive communication and presentation experience
  • Financial modeling experience
  • Strong financial and analytical skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and financial planning or ERP system
  • Knowledgeable about Microsoft Power BI and/or other BI tools
  • Experience working with large data sets and relational databases
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team(s) in a matrixed environment

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting to 10 pounds
  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment
  • Stooping, bending, crouching

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This role is currently able to work both remotely and onsite in a hybrid work environment. We are a Washington State employer, and the primary work location for all Allen Institute employees is 615 Westlake Ave N.; any remote work must be performed in Washington State.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • In keeping with our focus on employee safety, all employees must be up to date with vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved. All employees will be required to keep their vaccination status up to date according to CDC guidance.

Additional Comments

  • **Please note, this opportunity does not sponsor work visas and has no relocation assistance**

It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.





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