Assistant Director of Financial Analysis and Planning

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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The School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and Institute of Public Health of New York Medical College invites applications for an administrative position as Assistant Director of Financial Analysis and Planning reporting to the Vice Dean of SHSP.


The position requires engagement with the SHSP Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Center Directors and administrative support staff, and NYMC financial operations staff. SHSP is comprised of three departments: Public Health, Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology. In addition, there are a number of Centers within the Institute of Public Health that also report to the Dean’s Office.


The selected candidate will analyze, inform, and support the financial operations of the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP).  The selected will also provide effective financial management, analysis and planning within the School, including appropriate liaison to college administrative departments under supervision of the SHSP Vice Dean.


Candidate reviews will commence immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Starting date is immediate.


  1. Analyze, plan, prepare and revise as needed annual operating and capital budgets for the School; incorporate data encompassing past, present, and future fiscal performance; propose/compare alternate models and scenarios, conduct revenue-expense projections and analyses, including graphics,for optimal decision making and utilization of resources. 
  2. Identify and propose areas for cost savings and improved efficiency; conduct financial (P/L) analyses of new programs and projects, including business plans with short-term, long-term, and opportunity costs in order to prioritize program options, maximize efficient use of resources, and optimize opportunities for growth. 
  3. Under the supervision of the Vice Dean, manage and process financial transactions and operations, including controlling, approving and monitoring revenues and expenses; evaluate utilization of resources within each department and make allocation recommendations.  
  4. Process and manage grant and contract financial activities; serve as School liaison to Office of Research Administration, University Budget Office, Office of Restricted Funds, and represent School goals, objectives, and priorities; ensure prompt processing of all necessary paperwork to adhere to required and requested deadlines; monitor status of requests for approvals submitted to other college administrative departments.


(A) Education requirement:

  • Undergraduate degree in business-related area; M.B.A. or other Master’s degree preferred.

(B) Licenses or certifications:

  • None required but a plus.

(C) Technical/computer skills:

  • Strong computational skills with demonstrated experience and competence in calculating and comparing rates and trends over time.
  • Demonstrated experience and competence in generating graphics and data displays to support program and budget planning decisions.
  • Computer programs, including Access, Office 365, Adobe, Banner and other such software packages as required by NYMC.
  • Basic accounting and financial management practices and ability to understand and apply spreadsheets and financial reports to financial planning efforts.

(D) Prior experience:

  • Minimum of seven years of administrative/financial experience in business and/or higher education; business acumen; proven ability to work effectively and independently; strong skill sets in financial management, communication and customer service are essential.
  • Experience in higher education administration and financial planning is preferred.

 (E) Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Physical: Ability to function in an office environment; operate fax/scan and copy machines.
  • Environmental: None specific.


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