Job ID:

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Remote: occasional time on campus


The Budget Analyst II Contributes to financial planning efforts, budget analysis, monthly reporting and roster maintenance. Supports operating budget development, monthly reporting and variance analysis for large divisions (>$5M annual operating budget).

This position's work location is fully remote with occasional time on-campus in Brookline Place. The selected candidate may only work remotely from a New England state (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI).

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS, and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Serves as financial planning liaison to assigned large clinical and operating departments for development of annual budgets and monthly variance analysis, leading variance discussions with department and division leadership.
  • Assists in roll up and consolidation process for development of the Institute’s annual operating budget.   Supports development of annual operating and capital budget presentations.
  • Maintains and updates of department level employee rosters.  Communicates with department and division leaders when discrepancies arise in department level employee rosters.
  • Consolidates information requests from business partners and summarizes and presents to Division level leadership.
  • Prepares sections of monthly operating expense and month end close reports.
  • Support business owners with new position requests.
  • Works with IS, HRIS, COBA and other departments to research and resolve data discrepancies.
  • Participates in the business process redesign and improvement of key functions and tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business.  Experience in accounting or finance may substitute for degree.
  • 2 years of experience in accounting, finance, budget or planning, preferably in the health care industry. 
  • Experience with automated GL system and budget system required.
  • Healthcare Preferred but not required


  • Intermediate understanding of financial statements, monthly financial reporting, budgeting and variance reporting.
  • Skilled at complex financial analysis, aggregating, manipulating and summarizing large data sets.
  • Advanced MS suite skills including advanced excel functions like pivot tables, vlookups, hlookups.
  • Strong customer service skills, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced understanding of Automated GL system queries and budget system data extraction and report development. 
  • Interacts effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Finance teams and key department business partners and escalate identified issues to Finance leadership.
  • Ability to handle complex and multi-part analyses, prepare and present summaries of important points to Budget leadership
  • Ability to exercise superior judgment, discretion, interpersonal skills to effectively work and communicate on sensitive political and confidential issues.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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