Financial Planning and Analysis Consultant

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Detroit Public School Community District
Position Details: 

Position Summary

The Financial Planning and Analysis Consultant position facilitates a number of key initiatives for the district including preparation of monthly financial statements and board documents, costs assessments for district initiatives, and long-term budget projections. The Analyst position will report to the Deputy Executive Director of Special Projects.



Graduation from a four (4) year college or university. Preferred candidates will have a degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field preferred. One to three (1-3) years' professional experience in finance, consulting, or budget preferred, and exceptional skills with data and financial analysis.


One to two years’ experience in finance, consulting, or budget preferred


Under the direction of the DED Special Projects, the Financial Planning and Analysis Consultant shall:

  • Work with department heads and budget team to scope out the full long term financial impact of each of their new district initiatives
  • Regularly update the five-year budget projection report
  • Complete monthly financial packets for Financial Review Committee and School Board
  • Complete ad hoc financial analysis requests
  • Prepare issue-to-issue, quarter-over-quarter, budget performance, and year-over-year schedules to support analytical requirements and senior management reviews
  • Gathers and compiles source data input from functions to ensure financials are aligned with physicals
  • Implements forecast process improvements to improve accuracy and robustness of profit/cash flow forecasts
  • Complete other duties as assigned and required for effective operations of the finance department


The following skills and experiences are qualifications for this role:

  • Strategic thinker who can support alignment of initiatives to strategic plan
  • Exceptional communicator who can clearly communicate district priorities and requirements
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments concurrently
  • Work effectively within a cross-functional team
  • Delivering results within time constraints
  • Demonstrate effective communication both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with forecasting/reporting process, conventions, and standards
  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking and organizational skills
  • Able to take care of customer needs while following company procedures