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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: National Council on Aging
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

National Council on Aging

Looking to innovate, grow, and make a positive impact on the lives of others? Join a nonprofit service and advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older adults, especially those who are struggling.We are NCOA and we believe every person deserves to age well. That's why we're on a path to improve the lives of 40 million older adults by 2030. The National Council on Aging, a national voice for every American's right to age well, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Financial Analyst in its Arlington, VA/Crystal City office.The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for developing reports and financial analyses to serve both internal and external customers of NCOA. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Finance & Contract Management for overall management, direction, and attainment of goals and objectives; and indirectly to the CFO and to other internal department heads of NCOA.The Finance Department serves internal clients (various program and functional areas) in analyzing, budgeting, and tracking expenditures and forecasts for various projects. External clients (primarily funders but also various regulatory, audit and other bodies) also require many reports, financial updates, and various schedules. While there are similarities among certain types of general reporting, the formats and detail requirements are quite varied, and the volume of requests is quite substantial. The Finance Department recently migrated (in mid-2022) to Spreadsheet Server, an Excel-based report writing tool through Insight Software. The Senior Financial Analyst is a key report developer, responsible for automating many manual schedules and creating new reporting tools for efficient project management and analysis.Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage and deliver detailed financial analysis services, coordinating with other Finance department staff as needed to provide such services, and participate as a staff member of the Finance Department.
  • Analyze project status, prepare progress reports, and work with program managers on rolling forecasts for the following areas:
    • DOL SCSEP (Senior Community Services Employment Program).
    • ACL COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative ($50M grant awarded on 12/19/22).
    • Economic Security Programs (Age Well Planner/BenefitsCheckUp/Center for Benefits Access Non-Federal).
    • External Affairs Programs (Fund Development/Annual Conference/General Communications).
    • Human Resources.
    • Others as assigned.
    • Work with the Senior Director of Finance & Contract Management, the CFO, and other staff to provide accurate, timely and high-quality financial analyses of NCOA operations and program activities, including staffing and expenditure tracking across a matrixed organization.
    • For assigned areas, review monthly project status and other reports to ensure all transactions are coded accurately and apply corrective methods as needed, request reclasses and reallocations as appropriate.
    • Assist with reclasses and other schedules related to the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting period closings (both pre- and post-closing).
    • Assist program leads with the preparation of budgets for new proposals.
    • Assist program leads with the preparation of their annual project budgets and with the monthly update of their rolling forecasts.
    • Prepare periodic financial reporting required by some funders on various programs, as well as detailed analyses, support, and forecasts of spending on those programs.
    • Use Spreadsheet Server, the Excel-based report-writer tool, to convert manual schedules to automated reports; work with program leads to determine their specific project management needs and create customized reports based on those needs.
    • Perform analyses as needed to assist management with financial decisions regarding the strategic direction of the department/programs.
    • Responsible for ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Finance & Contract Management, the CFO, or the Executive Team.Professional Experience/Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting field; Graduate level courses or degree preferred.
      • Expertise in modeling and analysis tools, including Excel; Experience or training in report-writer tools preferred.
      • 5+ years professional finance/accounting experience - Nonprofit and Government contractor experience preferred.
      • 3+ years of strong analytical, budgeting and planning experience.
      • Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing accuracy.
      • Excellent computer and spreadsheet skills - proficiency with Deltek Costpoint or similar accounting system and report-writer system tools preferred.
      • Strong oral and written communication skills.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to explain complex financial statements and project status to non-financial staff.
      • Customer service oriented with a "can do" attitude.
      • In-depth understanding of government contracts, government grants and indirect rates.
      • Strong work ethic and attention to detail, ability to multi-task.
      • Proactive/critical thinker with a "sense of urgency"; ability to connect the dots, investigate and take necessary corrective action.
      • Ability to work beyond the normal workday and on weekends as necessary to meet certain deadlines.
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, take on multiple tasks, prioritize and achieve timely and thorough completion of assignments.
      • Passion and commitment to improving the lives of older adults not required, but desirable.NCOA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NCOA believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


Keywords: National Council on Aging, Arlington , Senior Financial Analyst, Professions , Arlington, Virginia

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