Skip to main content
Open Positions

Financial Planning Analyst

The Financial Planning Analyst plays a key role in partnering with a diverse group of stakeholders to develop and maintain financial analysis and reporting.

About Us:
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) was founded in 2000 with one clear objective: accelerating meaningful therapeutic advances and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Foundation applies extraordinary scientific, business and media assets to this singular focus—thus creating a unique and dynamic organization. Since inception, MJFF has quickly grown into the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s disease research, having funded over $1.5 billion in research projects in both academic and industry labs worldwide.

Core to our philosophy is how we think of our capital and its risk profile relative to other stakeholders in the drug development pipeline. We work aggressively to de-risk various therapeutic strategies and tools in the hopes of building a robust pipeline of new treatments for patients. In order to achieve our mission of finding a cure for PD it is critical that we engage with, and bring together, members of the PD community including researchers, physicians, health professionals and most important, people with Parkinson's and
their families.

We believe that to find a cure for PD as quickly as possible, our capital needs to push research forward today—we therefore deliberately hold no endowment or excessive reserves. We instead seek to deploy funds raised as quickly and wisely as possible. MJFF raises over $100 million annually. Today, the Foundation has approximately 200 full-time employees. We offer a collegial and collaborative environment where optimistic problem-solvers and entrepreneurial, resourceful individuals can thrive and make a tangible difference for millions of people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Position Summary:
MJFF is searching for a Financial Planning Analyst to proactively partner with managers across the organization to provide data and inform decision-making. Reporting to the Director, Financial Planning and Reporting, the analyst will play a key role in partnering with a diverse group of stakeholders to develop and maintain financial analysis and reporting. This is a highly visible position that will include being directly involved in preparing senior management presentations and reporting. We are seeking someone with a strong analytical background, financial acumen and excellent communication skills. The position will be expected to have a hybrid flex work schedule with at least part-time in MJFF's NYC Midtown office.  Standard business hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; additional hours may be requested based on department needs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively develop and maintain analysis, reporting and management presentations. This encompasses communicating effectively to understand and document stakeholders’ requirements.
  • Develop modeling, forecasting and other reports using Adaptive Insights to provide accessibility to key financial data to different levels of management.
  • Become an advanced user of the financial tool and being able to provide support to other users.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with budget owners and key stakeholders to understand business needs.
  • Lead monthly reviews with budget owners to monitor progress against budget and develop customized reporting where needed.
  • Prepare variance analysis such as actual vs forecast, identifying variances, and provide commentary.
  • Actively participate and at times lead change initiatives involving documentation of new processes and procedures.
  • Remain abreast of current best practice in analytics to consistently bring innovation.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 5-10 years of experience in financial analysis and reporting or a related field.
  • Fluent in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Adaptive Insights, DOMO and SQL a plus.
  • Proactive mindset and the ability to determine course of action.
  • Agile in working on multiple deliverables, operate independently and comfortable in dealing with ambiguity inherent inbuilding new processes and change initiatives.
  • Effective in building strong working relationships and collaborate across the organization to problem-solve.
  • Attention to detail and acumen in streamlining processes.
  • Undergraduate Degree in Finance or Accounting.

Vaccine Statement: 
At The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), the health and safety of our team and our community is a priority. MJFF has made the decision to require all staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated by date of hire and proof of vaccine is required. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after both doses of two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, because of medical or religious reasons, can request a reasonable accommodation for consideration.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing their specific qualifications and interest in the position. Applicants who best match the position's needs will be contacted.

MJFF is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to our efforts to build and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. Diversity may refer to characteristics including, but not limited to, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, geographic background, ability and disability, political ideology and age.

We use cookies to ensure that you get the best experience. By continuing to use this website, you indicate that you have read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.