Financial Analyst, U.S. Region

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

 

We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.

 

Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?

Overall Function

 

As a member of the Finance Department, the Financial Analyst will provide technical and decision support to the organization’s department operations that may include Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance, Legal & Compliance, and Global Operations, as well as program operations and grants management.  S/he will assist in the annual budget submission process and in developing more effective reporting of the budget and actuals throughout the fiscal year. 

The Financial Analyst will be tasked to organize data, build spreadsheets and financial reports, review contracts and grants, perform financial analysis and projections and reconcile variances.  This position reports to the Director and will work closely with other Program and Department Financial Analysts, colleagues in Finance, and Senior Management.


 

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize data and create clear and accurate presentations, including spreadsheets, graphics, and insightful summary material
  • Support Program and Department staff to produce timely month-end reports of actual vs. budget results, ensuring accuracy and completeness; investigate, analyze and explain variances from budget for income and expense line items
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports for various stakeholders, including internal management, funders, etc.; identify variances and issues in budget management
  • Work with program management, program staff, finance staff and development staff to assist in the development of department annual budget submissions
  • Assist in financial operations including those related to invoices, coding of expense items, and review of organizational and department-specific financial and operational processes
  • Conduct analysis that support regular (weekly and monthly) review of financial performance
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives across the organization as it relates to finance
  • Participate in departmental meetings and trainings
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analytics that will provide decision-making support on strategic initiatives
  • Work on special projects as assigned by Finance Leadership and CFO
  • Participates in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the experiences fell connected, included and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

 

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting
  • Minimum 2-4 years of progressive experience in a Finance and Accounting department within a non-profit organization with a B.A., or advanced degree with at least 2 years’ experience. International non-profit experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated familiarity of GAAP; thorough understanding of non-profit accounting principles and grants management
  • Government grant reporting experience is a plus
  • Proven knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and reporting: the ability to perform complex financial analysis and to create insight from a large-scale general ledger
  • Detail-oriented: the ability to spot trends and ensure accuracy
  • Experienced in MS Office Suite, with expertise in Excel: the ability to develop formulas, pivot tables, charts and spreadsheets that clearly present data to facilitate decision-making by management
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues in a diverse environment
  • Solid organizational and problem-solving skills: the ability to be flexible under pressure with changing priorities, and perform well in a fast-paced team environment
  • Self-motivated: the ability to work productively and independently
  • Experience with forecasting, budgeting and reporting software packages is required.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Hiring Range

We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.

The pay range for this role is 65,000 - 71,000 USD which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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