Budget & Financial Reporting Manager, PJ Library

About the Organization & Opportunity

Founded in 1991 by real estate guru and successful businessman, Harold Grinspoon, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) is the most entrepreneurial and business oriented non-profit in the state. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, HGF employs over 150 employees and offers national and international philanthropic programs that touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of families around the globe. The Foundation offers the stability of a thirty-year established organization, the creative, exciting and fast-paced nature of a start-up, and the long-term growth opportunities inherent in a Foundation endowed at $800 million committed to serving its mission for decades to come. Needless to say, The HGF is not your average non-profit!

HGF is seeking a savvy Budget & Financial Reporting Manager to lead the budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis for the Foundation's flagship program, PJ Library®. Globally known and recognized, PJ Library® is an international book program that distributes 680,000 free books monthly to children and families throughout the United States and thirty-five additional countries around the globe. Each country's program has its own annual budget. Given the continued rapid growth and expansion of the program, this position offers exciting challenges and opportunities that have local, national and international impact. Reporting to the Managing Director of PJ Library, the Budget & Financial Reporting Manager will play a key role in the successful management and growth of PJ Library.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation and oversight of annual $33 million PJ Library Operating Budget to include presentation to and approval from Senior Leadership.

  • Review monthly budget-to-actual reports, initiate corrections, and generate reports for program directors and the PJ Library team.

  • Produce anticipated actual quarterly projections and participate in budget-to-actual review meetings with Senior Leadership.

  • Partner with Managing Director and CFO to close the fiscal year, including determining final internal allocations and income releases.

  • Produce and verify financial figures for HGF Board meetings, financial reports, etc.

  • Partner with Finance team to manage coding and reporting in GL (currently QuickBooks, transitioning to Sage Intacct in the next 6-12 months).

  • Generate annual international program budgets and provide quarterly reports to program directors to include: Australia & New Zealand; Brazil; Russia; Ukraine; Germany; South Africa; Latin America; and, the United Kingdom.

  • Collaborate directly with international partners to review regular financial reports.

  • Merge information monthly from local financial reports and HGF's accounting system to maintain a current view of budget-to-actual income and expense, by program.

  • Work with program staff and the Finance team to draft grant proposal and reporting budgets.

  • Develop cost analyses, projections, or summaries for specific projects, as needed.

  • Maintain local community budget template for North American implementing partners.


The ideal candidate will have worked in a business environment for 7-10 years having experience creating and managing large budgets. At heart, the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis will be passionate about working with numbers and budgets, but also get excited about program evaluation and business strategy.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business (Finance or Accounting preferred). Master's degree a plus.

  • A minimum of 7-10 ten years of experience working in a business environment ideally in a financial planning and analysis capacity.

  • 5 Years minimum experience creating and managing large budgets.

  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and decision making skills.

  • Strong business and financial acumen.

  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present reports to department heads and board members.

  • Self-motivated and directed.

  • Experience working with Sage Intacct a plus.

  • Comfort working in a fast-paced and highly interactive environment.

  • An appreciation and passion for both business and social entrepreneurship.

  • Experience working with international projects, specifically reporting across multiple currencies, a plus.

What is in it For You?

  • The opportunity to love your work, be challenged and grow, and have an excellent work-life balance

  • A competitive salary commensurate with skills, talent, and value

  • Comprehensive benefits to include:

    • Hybrid Work Schedule (3 days in office - 2 from home)

    • Health Insurance

    • Vision & Dental Insurance

    • Flexible Spending Plan

    • Short Term Disability Insurance

    • Long Term Disability Insurance

    • 401K Pension Plan with Employer Match

    • Paid Sick, Holiday, Personal Days and Vacation Time

    • Convenient office location, close to highway with free off-street parking

To Apply:

Email letter of interest and resume to Brenda_Wishart@aspensquare.com. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Learn more about HGF and our renowned 'PJ Library Program' at www.hgf.org.