Women for Women International

Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1236
United States
Washington

Overview

Under the direction of the VP of Finance and IT, the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for overseeing budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analyzing WfWI’s financial performance for both internal and external stakeholders so WfWI can better achieve its organizational objectives and outcomes.  The position is also responsible for analyzing and developing current and future financial planning systems and reporting tools for management as well as for developing budgeting and financial reporting policies and procedures and training staff on these matters. Lead, develop and manage a team of finance analysts.

Responsibilities

Budgeting

  • Manage the annual budgeting process, including financial modeling and analyzing proposed goals across the organizational and at the department level and coordinating the calendar, instructions, synthesis, review and communications.
  • Work with institutional leaders on multi-year budgeting and modeling; revenue, expense, cash forecasting and key financial indicators.
  • Prepare an organization-wide Consolidated Budget for the Board of Directors, including presentations to Board of Director and organizational leadership teams.
  • Lead and coordinate mid-year/quarterly budget revisions and projections, including allocation of funds.
  • Develop and train staff on budgeting tools, procedures and guidelines. Respond to questions and provide guidance on budget development.
  • Work with revenue channel owners to produce, consolidate and update annual projections.

 

Financial Analysis & Reporting

  • Develop and maintain an infrastructure (systems, policies and procedures) that facilitates timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis of key financial metrics, budget performance and-or data. Analyze current and past trends in key financial performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses, cash and capital expenditures.
  • Monitor WfWI's overall financial position (actuals vs. budget, monthly run-rate, cash position). Analyze monthly financial data to identify variances and trends; escalate any significant positive or negative variances or trends to VP of Finances and IT and coordinate development of action plan to resolve.
  • Produce financial analysis and reports for VP of Finance and IT, CEO and Board. Analyze and report assigned and-or specific financial issues during the year, including recommendations to management for decision making purposes.
  • Work with accounting on actual to budget reconciliations and monthly close process, especially grants data.

 

Management and Training

  • Develop, maintain and train staff on institutional budgeting and financial reporting policies and procedures.
  • Direct a team of HQ financial analyst and support staff, especially field finance managers, in budgeting and financial reporting matters.
  • Work with other HQ finance team members, maximizing inter-team collaboration and communication, individual professional development and accomplishment of team objectives;
  • Participate in planning and conducting budgeting and financial reporting training for staff, including create and or improving existing budgeting and financial reporting training materials for use in multiple learning platforms;
  • Provide one-on-one coaching of staff to build up skills and effectiveness;
  • Lead and/or perform special projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business administration, Finance or Accounting; MBA highly preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of successful experience in government grants administration preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as Manager or Director of Financial Planning and Analysis or 6 years of experience with increasing responsibility and strategic oversight in a financial planning and analysis role
  • Demonstrated ability and proficiency to create financial reports using advanced Excel required.
  • International non-profit experience required.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized. Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated success in positively affecting dynamics of an organization as a result of leadership, strategic thinking, analytical and negotiating skills.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with team members in a hands-on management capacity
  • Knowledge of Bi360 and Intacct software preferred. Demonstrated ability to conduct complex analysis of financial data; ability to forecast and assess financial impact of proposed plans and projects; proactive leadership to identify gaps and recommend solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to communicate effectively with people individually and groups; ability to communicate with technical and non-technical colleagues; experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with functional leaders by understanding their department, its role in the organization and its internal and external links.
  • Experience leading, managing and participating on teams with shared responsibility for outcomes and decision-making.
  • Ability to travel to international offices
  • Positive, solution oriented, calm and focused; ability to multitask at multiple levels of engagement and remain gracious throughout
  • Flexible and creative, able to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment
  • Nurturing, willing to invest in the development of colleagues and of the organizations

 

Application Instructions:

 

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply at your earliest convenience. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

 

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