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IT Business Relationship Manager (Finance) (Remote Eligible)

Job ID 2107

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Learn more about our benefits here.

The IT Business Relationship Manager (Finance) will serve as a partner between the Information Technology department and the Finance function. The primary responsibility will be building strong relationships with key finance stakeholders, understanding their business needs, and align and deliver IT solutions to support and enhance Finance processes and initiatives. The individual will work from our office in Princeton, NJ, Washington, DC, or remote, and will play a pivotal role in driving the successful integration of technology within the Finance domain. They will contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of Finance operations serving as the primary point of contact for all IT-related matters with Finance stakeholders.


  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Finance leaders and stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of their vision, objectives, challenges, and operational processes.
  • Proactively identify opportunities where IT can support Finance functions, add value, improve efficiencies, and effectively contribute to the achievement of business objectives by addressing and prioritizing their technology needs.
  • Collaborate with Finance leadership to align the Finance tech strategy with overall IT and business objectives to improve Finance processes, employee experiences, and data management.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to identify opportunities for IT innovation and alignment with Finance strategies.
  • Maintain expertise in the finance application landscape to help us utilize our current investments to the fullest as well as understand when to recommend new solutions.
  • Work closely with Finance stakeholders to elicit, analyze, and document IT requirements related to Finance processes and projects.
  • Translate Finance needs into a clear and actionable business requirements document, considering technical feasibility and resource constraints ensuring all parties have a common understanding of the project scope and objectives.
  • Partner with ITS to translate requirements into specifications that can be deployed by the administrator of the systems or passed on to development/reporting teams.
  • Oversee the end-to-end project lifecycle, of IT projects related to Finance, from initiation to implementation, ensuring alignment with business goals and timelines.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional IT teams, vendors, and Finance professionals to drive project execution and seamless integration of new technologies.
  • Manage the Finance IT portfolio, evaluating and assigning business impact and strategic alignment for providing prioritization.
  • Collaborate with Finance and IT teams to ensure data integrity, security, and compliance for Finance systems and applications.
  • Leverage Finance data and analytics to provide insights for Finance decision-making and workforce planning.
  • Champion change management efforts related to IT projects, ensuring smooth adoption and user engagement.
  • Develop and deliver training programs and communication materials to support technology adoption by Finance professionals and employees.
  • Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) for Finance technology solutions, providing regular updates to Finance and IT leadership on performance and outcomes.
  • Continuously seek feedback from stakeholders and implement improvement measures to enhance IT service delivery.
  • Actively support the advancement of organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and apply diversity, equity, and inclusion lens across job responsibilities.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 5-7 years of proven experience as an IT Business Partner, or similar role.
  • Solid understanding of Finance processes, functions, and best practices.
  • Knowledge of data privacy and security regulations related to Finance data management.
  • Familiarity with Finance technology solutions and trends, such as ERP, Budgeting and Planning, financial reporting, and analytics tools.
  • Experience with a government contractor and working knowledge of the following technologies: Deltek Costpoint, OnBase, Cobra, Cognos, Blackline, or Planful.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and build rapport with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of IT best practices, including ITIL and Agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge of financial process requirements within the federal contracting industry.
  • Intermediate level skills in SQL, database and system interactivity.
  • Ability to analyze complex business problems and recommend appropriate technology solutions.
  • Ability to think strategically and proactively identify opportunities for technology-driven innovation.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to identifying potential issues and providing solutions.

Preferred experience (not required):

  • Managing the art and intersection of User experience (UX) and change management.
  • Intermediate knowledge and hands on experience with Artificial Intelligence tools and BI/reporting platforms such as QlikView, Qlik Sense, Tableau, Power BI, SSRS  or Cognos.
  • Experience with SaaS environments and configuration.
  • Knowledge of Atlassian suite (Confluence, Jira).
  • Digital transformation experience.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $90,000 - $125,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, location preference, and salary expectations. 

STAFFING AGENCIES AND THIRD PARTY RECRUITERS: Mathematica is not accepting candidates for this role or any technical role from staffing agencies or third party recruiters. Please do not contact technical or senior staff at Mathematica or share unsolicited resumes. All agency inquiries go through the talent acquisition team and will be routed accordingly. 

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Remote


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

At Mathematica, we understand the importance of building relationships with colleagues. If you’re not located near one of our offices but would like opportunities to meet up with co-workers, we offer coworking spaces where available. Ask your Talent Acquisition partner for more information about this opportunity and whether it’s an option in your area.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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