The ideal Senior Management & Finance Analyst has strong analytical and communication skills. This person will work with departments across the organization to ensure accurate financial reporting and revenue management for a large and complex, U.S. Department of State-sponsored program. Responsibilities include tracking expenses and AR balances and preparing and/or reviewing financial deliverables, reports, and invoices. This person also provides ad-hoc financial analysis and grant/contract management guidance to assist team members with effective decision-making.. This person may periodically lead working groups within the Business Planning & Analytics department and he/she may conduct trainings on topics related to financial management and award administration.
- Creates and maintains award/contract status reports to monitor project expenses against approved budget line items. Identifies major variances and resolves issues with revenue recognition and cash receipts. Prepares and reviews financial deliverables.
- Reviews award status reports on a monthly basis or as needed with points of contact in the Client Engagement unit; plans and facilitates regular meetings with these contacts. Reviews burn rate and other metrics to make projections and provide financial decision support to the Project Manager. Interprets agreement and applicable regulations to determine recoverability of costs and advise on business decisions.
- Assists functional units with resource planning, inputting expense, and revenue projections in operational budget templates, and determining projections are in line with anticipated results. Works with Institutional Development, Client Engagement, and Program Delivery groups to translate narrative project proposals for award renewals/re-bids into cost proposals (budgets and budget notes).
- Prepares content for and participates in managerial level meetings and cross-departmental trainings. Responsible for ad-hoc departmental and IIE wide projects, leveraging experience, and knowledge of IIE's financial systems and cost allocations.
- Determines appropriate product type for new agreements and facilitates PeopleSoft award setup. Develops and distributes payment coding structure. Acts as award administrator throughout the life cycle of an award, including creating new projects and activities and uploading and tracking financial deliverables.
Education and Work Experience:
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply subject matter of a specialized technical discipline.
- Requires five years of total work experience.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with ability to run pivot tables, data validations, charts, and advanced formulas in Excel.
- Working knowledge of 2 CFR 200 preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to drive common understanding across a variety of stakeholders.
- Exercise discretion on confidential matters.
- Proven ability to create and explain comprehensive financial report and analysis
- Ability to develop and conduct training to variety stakeholders.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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