Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
Job Details
American Psychiatric Association HQ - Washington, DC


Lead, and implement all functions of financial planning, reporting and analysis and will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of budgets, financial models, ad hoc reporting and forecasts. Prepare and distribute financial reporting packages and variance analyses to management and volunteer committees, synthesizing key findings to improve company performance. Coordinate and support the activities of the Associations Finance and Budget Committee.



  • Responsible for leading, coordinating and supporting a wide range of business, budgeting, forecasting and financial analyses to support the Chief Financial Officer, Department Chiefs and program managers.
  • Preparation of annual operating and capital budgets and management reports to interpret the budget requests.
  • Develops guidelines, schedules, policies, and procedures for budget preparation. Provides training and guidance to staff. Works directly with senior staff to resolve budget issues and assist budget administrators in budget preparation and interpretation.
  • Develops budget reports and maintains a wide range of schedules that provide interpretive budget analysis for senior management and committees.
  • Provide grant reports, ensuring contracts are properly accounted for and reporting to program managers and external grantors is timely and accurate
  • Provide explanations on variances between actual results and budgeted/forecasted financials and work with program and finance leaders to develop corrective action plans.
  • Engage in active dialogue with program leaders to find growth opportunities, identify profit levers and influence field level decision making.
  • Will take a leading role in defining and implementing a holistic view of how business performance should be evaluated and communicated, including identifying drivers behind key metrics and opportunities for exception reporting.
  • Prepares reports for the Board of Trustees, and Finance & Budget Committee, Investment Oversight Committee, and other committees as required. Position will interact with Directors and Executives, managers, and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Degree in Finance or Accounting with 7 -10 years of relevant experience in not-for-profit setting with increasing responsibility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPA, MBA preferred
  • Previous experience with budgeting/forecasting is required. Nonprofit knowledge critical, preferably with 501c6 and 501c3 entities.
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated proficiency in Excel including advanced functions.
  • Database and enterprise resource planning skills are preferred. Experience with Planful (Host Analytics) as a budget/planning tool is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to prepare complex spreadsheets, work independently and handle multiple activities to meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate through all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in systems thinking, collaboration and teamwork, coaching and interviewing, conflict resolution and creative problem solving, analytical ability, addressing legal and regulatory compliance issues, and presentation skills.
  • Must have specific, demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: not- for-profit tax, contract and grant accounting, indirect rate administration. Understanding of Membership organization, knowledge of publishing operations, financial theory and principles, strategic thinking, and project management.



  • Normal demands associated with an office environment.
  • Ability to work on computer for prolonged periods, communicate with individuals by telephone, e-mail and face to face.
  • Some travel may be required.