Financial Analyst

Employer
Careerbuilder-US
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 29, 2021
Closes
Aug 14, 2021
Ref
2143118283
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Large economic think tank headquartered in downtown DC is looking to bring on multiple accounting finance consultants as they begin a large ERP implementation project. This project is estimated to be an 18 month engagement. This will sit in their state-of-the-art office space and will be 100% in-office. Education/Experience Requirements . Bachelor's degree required; in accounting, finance, or related field preferred. . Minimum four years of relevant work experience, including in budget preparation and working in excel is required; at least two years of relevant work experience in a non-profit organization is required. . Financial management experience in a research or academic setting is preferred. . High level of attention to detail required; strong administrative and organizational skills; excellent communication skills required . Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required; advanced Excel skills required; excellent data visualization skills preferred; PeopleSoft knowledge a plus. . Budget experience and familiarity with budgeting or accounting software required. . Solid knowledge of budgets and accounting principles; must have a strong understanding of GAAP and fund accounting as well as a strong understanding of how business transactions are recorded into the financial records of an organization. . Must have ability to manage a diverse portfolio of funding and with complex, multi-million dollar budgets. . Must be a mature, self-motivated, team player who gets along well with a variety of personality-types and can work independently. . Must be flexible and capable of working in a fast-paced environment with shifting and competing priorities. . Must be customer service oriented. . Extreme honesty and discretion required, with the ability to appropriately handle confidential information. Job Requirements: Prepares monthly reports and analyses to monitor performance of operating and capital expenditures against budgets, including providing explanations regarding variances to those budgets. Reviews and monitors expenditures and revenues on a monthly basis, including capital expenditures and monthly internal charges, prepares and submits adjusting journal entries, as needed. Reviews and approves travel expense reports, procurement card transactions and invoices up to $5,000. Ensures that paperwork complies with the Institution's policies, following-up on questionable items as necessary. Manages correction of inaccuracies. Reviews and approves timesheet submissions. Coordinates royalty payments for authors and co-publishers with support from Finance Associate. Tracks all Brookings Press general ledger accounts including accounts receivable, inventory value, cost of goods sold, royalty advances, accruals, and pre-paid accounts and coordinates with accounting to ensure all records are up to date. Supports in preparation of draft financial presentations, reports and materials; updating existing materials with latest financial data. Drafts annual budgets and forecasts for a portfolio of projects, including maintaining and coordinating with development likely funding pipelines." Performs ad hoc analysis as requested. Technical Responsibilities include: o Supports the Planning team with updating and maintaining monthly dashboards, variance reports, and materials o Supports Planning team in the preparation of budget and forecast analyses, reports, and materials, including verification of program submissions o Performs quality control checks to verify accuracy of financial data in preparation of financial presentations, dashboards, and reports o Prepares other analyses as requested o Prepares reports and analyses to monitor performance of operating expenses against budgets, including budget to actual variance analyses. o Updates monthly transaction reports including book sales uploads, distribution invoices, inventory tracking, and o Tracks all general ledger accounts including accounts receivable, inventory value, cost of goods sold, royalty advances, accruals, and pre-paid accounts and coordinates with accounting to ensure all records are up to date. o Monitors Press book expenses and updates book budgets in P&L's and BBRS

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