AGU is home to more than 60,000 scientists from 139 countries. As the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis you will be part of a dynamic association of Earth and space scientists who advance research, collaborate across disciplines, and communicate the importance and impact of science to society. AGU offers our employees exciting opportunities through top-ranked scientific journals, scientific meetings and conferences, and other educational and scientific programs, to present and publish research, gain leadership experience, mentor, and freely exchange knowledge.
AGU’s Workplace Values
We believe in accountability and ownership of work, by taking responsibility for decisions and results. We believe in member and customer service, and that they come first through providing high quality service.
We believe in excellence and giving it our all, through striving to be outstanding. We believe in integrity by doing the right thing, we achieve this by being honest and fair.
Our teams believe that with teamwork together we achieve more, we achieve this through collaboration. We believe in respect, that you earn it and give it, by open communication and collaboration.
What the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis does
The Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA) position is key in assisting AGU to promote discovery in Earth and Space science for the benefit of humanity by being operational and strategic in focus. The primary purpose of this role is to oversee financial planning and analysis of the department. In collaboration with other members of Finance team, the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA) manages all aspects of AGU financial planning and provides quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and recommendations to the Director, Finance.
Oversees timely and accurate monthly financial reporting delivered to departments, including preparing comparative and activity reports, assisting with financial presentations and annual reporting requirements on a monthly and ad hoc basis.
Analyzes monthly financial results in comparison to established budget, investigates any significant variances, irregular and unusual transactions and takes corrective action as needed. Performs in-depth monthly variance analysis.
Manages Annual Budget including: development of processes and timeline; training of staff on the execution; analyzing the budget for overall strategic objectives and goals of AGU; making and tracking adjustments as needed.
Implements and works with business intelligence tools to provide dashboard reporting metrics.
Collaborates and develops strong working relationships with other departments to ensure their needs and the organization’s needs are met while promoting a culture of high performance quality customer service.
Assists with new hire Finance Orientation and Finance onboarding and off boarding procedures.
Maintains contract management system including: new vendor verification, ensuring new contracts and proposals are properly entered into contract database and securely maintained.
Other duties as assigned.
What the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis brings to the team
Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or related field with 6+ years of related professional experience in non-profits, associations and/or for-profit organizations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in managing budget and demonstrated ability to work within approved budget.
Experience in managing staff, including matrix management.
Experience in a scientific, knowledge-based or technical setting is a plus, but not required.
Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); including the application of accounting concepts and treatment for transactions.
Proven track record and solid experience with financial analysis and reporting.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and to meet deadlines; accomplish work in order of priority; professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions.
Possess an excellent facility with numbers.
Ability to handle complex technical information and prioritize assignments, set goals, and work independently as well as in a group.
Demonstrated ability to translate strategic intent into program plans and tactics.
Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills, including ability to resolve disputes and observe confidentiality.
Ability to negotiate and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels of an organization (both inside and outside the organization).
Strong attention to detail.
High degree of professionalism and accuracy.
Excellent communication skills (with a high degree of diplomacy) are essential, as is excellent follow-through on tasks.
Proficiency with Microsoft suite of products, with focus on Excel and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated discretion on confidential matters.
For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to
The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
AGU proudly offers a casual work environment, excellent compensation, generous work-life opportunities, and an outstanding benefits package.
AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About American Geophysical Union
Home to more than 60,000 scientists from 139 countries, AGU provides a dynamic forum for Earth and Space scientists to advance research, collaborate across disciplines, and communicate the importance and impart of science to society. Through top-ranked scientific journals, scientific meetings and conferences, and other educational and scientific programs, AGU offers opportunities to present and publish research, gain leadership experience, mentor, and freely exchange knowledge.