Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

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Finance & Business Operations
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Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge. 

The Director, Financial Planning & Analysis reports to the CFO and will be a key member of the financial management team. This individual is responsible for providing high quality financial leadership and support to the senior management of the Company, while leading and mentoring the Financial Planning & Analysis team and will spear-head the Company’s financial forecasting, budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and pricing model enhancements. The position will track industry and competitive trends, develop forecasting models and scenario analysis, examine strategic performance, spot emerging market opportunities, identify business threats, look for novel strategic solutions, and develop creative action plans.  The position will also focus on spending analysis and closely monitor the cost of doing business at ATCC. This individual supports and complies with all ATCC company policies and procedures.


  1. Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process for the business; administer and review all financial plans and budgets.
  2. Monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  3. Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
  4. Develop financial and non-financial key performance indicators and the appropriate reporting to assess financial and operational performance across the Company.
  5. Effectively communicate critical financial matters to the CFO and ELT.
  6. Manage the preparation of monthly management reports for the business units and operations group.
  7. Prepare financial analysis for pricing negotiations, product investment decisions and to support other business development initiatives.
  8. Support business expansion strategies by forecasting and assessing the financial impact of key decisions.
  9. Lead continuous improvement efforts for processes, procedures, financial infrastructure, and expense categorization.
  10. Support cost controls by providing department managers with expense analysis and trending as well as closely monitoring headcount costs.
  11. Other ancillary duties, as assigned.


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA and CPA highly preferred.
  • Fifteen (15)+ years’ experience in Financial Planning and Analysis, with a minimum of eight (8) years people management experience.
  • Strong leadership skills required.
  • Experience with BI tools (Microsoft Power BI, Cognos, Hyperion).
  • Strong ERP experience required (Experience with Microsoft AX strongly preferred).
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Articulate, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.
  • Life Science and/or Government Contracting industry experience a plus. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable of best practices in all areas of financial planning and analysis.
  • In depth understanding, and ability to utilize financial and operational KPI’s for performance analysis in a matrix structure.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams on process improvements.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to and effectively collaborate with colleagues to communicate in layman’s terms.
  • Commitment to talent development to maximize individual and organization goals.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment.
  • Some travel may be required (less than 10%).

ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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