Description: Are you an analytical individual who enjoys analyzing trends and presenting recommendations based on those trends? This may be the perfect position for you.
This role is focused on being proactive, consultative, analysis analysis-driven, with the ability to independently analyze trends, present recommendations, drive process improvements, and lead key projects for the Controller's Office that will go beyond finance/budget responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be able to drive systematic improvements leverage technology and dashboards to drive efficiencies and data-driven decision-making.
Review and develop financial reports and dashboards throughout the year to monitor budget performance, identify and correct errors, and identify trends, working within the Controllers Office and with external departments to provide feedback as appropriate.
Monitor the Controllers Office salary budget to track vacancy savings and position tracking, and the non-salary budget to track other unplanned or new expenses
Oversee the mid-year budget update and year-end close processes and all related communications within the Controllers Office and the budget office; ensuring the Controllers Office adheres to all year-end processing deadlines
Working with the Vice President for Enrollment Management and various other campus partners, to develop revenue projections for the annual operating budget.
Lead the annual budgeting review and re-allocation process to ensure the department's priorities are properly budgeted and aligned
Review, develop, and implement new business processes, and identify continuous improvement opportunities
Manage and modify the Controller's Office chart of accounts as necessary to reflect ongoing or new budgetary needs, including expense management and financial reporting
Administer the annual goal-setting process for the Controllers Office
Serve on various Controllers Office project teams
Work on special assignments as needed
An expanded version of the job will be shared if you are selected for an interview.
About Pratt Institute:
Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt's campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).
Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.
Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as leaders in both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for success in creative fields and professional practice. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development to work for a more just city. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Additionally, Pratt partnered with Bank Street College of Education and the NYC Department of Education to develop and launch a new public high school situated in downtown Brooklyn dedicated to design and social justice, Design Works High School, opening in fall 2023.
SALARY is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary for this position is $90,000. The position will be onsite 5 days a week.
Salary Generous Benefits
403B Retirement Program
Supplemental Retirement Account
Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
Tuition Exchange Program
Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, and major holidays off
Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus, recreation facilities, affordable
Qualifications: Essential Qualifications
Bachelors degree, preferably in business or accounting, or equivalent work
Five to seven years of relevant accounting and finance experience, such as working
effectively with financial systems; budgeting; and reporting, forecasting, and modeling
Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and adhere to deadlines with a strong
predilection for accuracy and quality of data
Substantial experience using Excel and other Microsoft Office applications,
including Word and PowerPoint
Experience with or ability to learn various financial systems used at the institute
Demonstrated ability to maintain professional standards with highly confidential
and/or sensitive financial information
Impeccable ethics and honesty
Experience in working independently with a strong work ethic to take initiative and make decisions
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills to manage work products, adhere to timelines, and manage small to midsize projects
Strong collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills within a team of diverse individuals and matrix environment
Demonstrated ability to build consensus and influence change and adoption of best practices and new procedures
Financial acumen and ability to explain relevant information to individuals without financial knowledge
Strong judgment in dealing with ambiguity to make decisions and offer financial guidance to colleagues
Problem-solving and troubleshooting ability
Ability to learn and apply various Institutional and/or Controller's Office policies to daily financial activities
Ability to think about, and develop, procedures and processes creatively
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.
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The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.