Senior Financial Analyst, Budgeting & Reporting

Country
United States
City
Boston
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Finance - Budgeting & Reporting

Overview

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

 

Summary of Position:

The Budgeting and Reporting Department (B&R) oversees the organization's budget process and is responsible for grant financial reporting and financial analysis of the organization's major initiatives. Reporting directly to the Director of Budgeting & Reporting, a successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the continued development of this department, including the processes necessary to ensure financial accuracy and compliance. Key measures of success in this role include: timely and accurate reporting on projects costs and budget variances; effective partnering with our internal clients and external donors; a demonstrated command of the underlying operational and financial aspects of the projects supported; proactive identification and resolution of accounting and budgeting issues.  

Responsibilities

  • Support departments to develop grant proposal budgets, as well as internal departmental budgets and reforecasts.
  • Maintain grant requirements and planning modules in the organization's Finance System.
  • Recommend budget adjustments, and other cost improvement measures.
  • Lead in the preparation of financial reports for internal and external stakeholders, and ensure all fund activities are in compliance with the organization and grantor requirements.
  • Monitor cash flow and foreign exchange fluctuations
  • Work directly with the Director of Budgeting & Reporting and CFO to validate reports.
  • Assist in the development of multi-year strategic plans.
  • Analyze complex financial data and generate summary reports of the relevant information.
  • Review costs and perform cost-benefit analyses related to projects and/or programs.
  • Maintain budget monitoring models and grant tracking models.
  • Prepare financial trend and scenario analyses.
  • Develop budgeting and other financial management reference materials and facilitate training and sharing of best practices with departments.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based culture of work.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of major program and management issues in the region(s) and departments supported.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and analyses as needed.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Business, Finance, Accounting, Operations, or related field.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an advantage.
  • 3-5 years of experience (prior experience with an international non-profit/NGO is an advantage).
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, and advanced financial analysis and modeling skills.
  • Dynamic individual with strong leadership, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently as well as within a team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks while working in a fast-paced, limited-structured environment.
  • Proven customer service orientation and ability to work collaboratively with diverse finance and non-finance groups.
  • Highest ethical standards, a deep sense of collegiality, as well as a strong desire to create positive change on a big scale and to see their work in budgeting and financial reporting as directly linked to, and supportive of, the organization's impact and vision.

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