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Financial Analyst

The Michael J. Fox Foundation
New York, New York 10018
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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 global funder of Parkinson’s disease research outside the U. S. federal government, having funded over $750 million 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 raising the Foundation’s profile with a broader audience will help us more efficiently reach and mobilize highly engaged stakeholders who are more likely to feel personally vested in helping speed progress toward a cure.

We believe that to find a cure for PD as quickly as possible, our capital needs to push research forward today—we therefore deliberately have no endowment. We instead start our fundraising from zero each year and seek to deploy funds raised as quickly and wisely as possible. MJFF raises over $90 million annually. Today, the Foundation has approximately 140 full-time employees who are based in New York City. This is an onsite position and is not conducive to telecommuting.

Position Summary

The Analyst on the Finance team will be a dedicated resource on developing and maintaining financial analysis. You will be directly involved in special projects related to system implementation and process re-engineering.   Through this role you will have an opportunity to collaborate across functions and levels of the Foundation. You will be directly involved in preparing senior management presentations and reporting.

We are seeking someone with a strong analytical background, financial acumen and strong documentation and communication skills.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Compiling and maintaining Metrics and Statistical financial and operational information. This will require the ability to develop new analysis.
  2. Develop and maintain reports and dashboards in Adaptive to provide accessibility to key financial data to different levels of management. This implies becoming an advanced user of the financial tool and being able to provide support to other users.
  3. Compile variance analysis such as actual vs forecasts, identifying variances and compiling commentary.
  4. Establish and maintain a sustainable Metrics dashboard that can be appropriately shared throughout various levels of the Foundation
  5. Develop and maintain a range of reports that are readily accessible by stakeholders, which can help inform future decisions

Change Implementation

  1. System implementation and Process re-engineering: document requirements, determine course of action, testing, implement change, document new procedures and provide training in new processes. This will require attention to detail, perception, and a strong acumen in streamlining.
  2. Implement process re-engineering of Finance processes and applications, such as Microsoft Great Plains Prepaid and Fixed Assets modules.


  • Undergraduate Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 5+ Experience in related field i.e. financial analysis, change implementation
  • This individual must have an entrepreneurial mind set and the ability to determine course of action.
  • Ability to work on multiple deliverables simultaneously, work independently and take on significant responsibility on projects. Comfortable in dealing with ambiguity.
  • Ability to collaborate across functions and at different levels of the organization.
  • Effective team player who collaborates with others to problem-solve.
  • Fluent in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Adaptive Insights and SQL a plus.

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