Financial Analyst

Employer
WestEd
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 13, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Analyst, Finance
Hours
Full Time
Position Title Financial Analyst II Learning Innovations Reports to Senior Program Director Finance Manager Program Learning Innovations Salary Location Boston MA Preferred Woburn Office or Washington DC Position No Application URL http careers wested org cs jp view hr pos WestEd aa nonpartisan nonprofit research development and service agency a works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence achieve equity and improve learning for children youth and adults WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide from Massachusetts Vermont and Georgia to Illinois Arizona and California with headquarters in San Francisco Learning Innovations The Learning Innovations Program LI at WestEd works to transform educational systems in partnership with state and local educators families and communities to strengthen teaching and learning and to ensure equity so all students thrive LIa s projects include a wide range of services and supports including technical assistance and professional learning related to curriculum design and implementation school transformation equity leadership development and state and local policy development WestEda s work while varied is focused on impacting outcomes for students through the development and cultivation of educational systems practices policies and cultures that result in learning for all students The LI team consists of approximately staff with presence and projects in over a dozen states Finance The Finance team is responsible for financial reporting and analysis assisting in the creation and review of cost proposals reviewing and approving project and agency budgets and supporting the agencya s reporting tools The Finance team also oversees insurance and investment management for the agency This position will be shared between the Learning Innovations group at WestEd and the agencya s Finance Department Position Description The Financial Analyst position will provide financial analysis tracking and projections for several major projects operating in WestEda s Atlanta Washington DC and New England offices and be a member of the agencya s Finance Department team The position is responsible for preparing and tracking multiple budgets and contracts analyzing and interpreting data understanding program and project spending fluctuations working with multiple Project Directors regarding anticipated contracts and expenditures and preparing reports for staff funders and clients Responsibilities Financial Analysis Create prepare and analyze financial reports and models including variance and trend analysis consolidated reporting and analysis across the projects Provide key information to Program and Project Directors in ways that meet their needs to ensure effective financial management drive business decisions and identify issues and opportunities for continuous quality improvement Responsible for monthly budgeting and forecasting including meeting with Program Director for detailed review of revenue forecast Present analysis in an easy to understand format for non financial colleagues Budget Assistance Prepare track and analyze multiple internal budgets prepare financial projections and prepare reports for WestEd and funders clients Responsible for overseeing business proposals from inception to submission Cost Reports Search retrieve and analyze cost report data as needed Interpret data and help program staff understand and use the reports Contract Grant Management Support and monitor execution of contracts Responsible for initiating and managing subcontracts including reviewing invoices Interface between Funders and WestEd to ensure specific requirements of funders are met communicated and tracked Track submission of deliverables and work with AR to prepare invoices tied to deliverables Qualifications Bachelora s degree in Accounting Finance or related field Five years of experience in financial analysis field Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel including experience with Macros and developing tracking and projection tools Experience in accounting budgeting and resource allocation Strong PC skills familiar with Windows environment Proficient in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint Strong written and oral communication skills Proven ability to work collaboratively with people Ability to work well under pressure with multiple priorities and deadlines Ability to take initiative where appropriate and to work successfully as a member of the team Experience with Cognos or similar finance systems preferred Must be authorized to work in the USA visa sponsorship not available