Sr. Financial Analyst

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3, bipartisan organization that serves as America’s leading foundation for freedom, providing support for democratic activists, civil society organizations, and independent media throughout the world, as well as the NED core institutes: the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the Solidarity Center, and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Through nearly $300 million in grants annually to 1,800 partners in over 100 countries, NED is at the heart of supporting a global infrastructure for democracy.

We’re seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to lead NED’s institutional strategy and integrated approach to grantmaking initiatives in this fast-evolving field, and help NED innovate in this complex sphere.

Position Summary:

The primary duties of the Sr. Financial Analyst is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of recorded federal financial grant activity, to provide internal analysis on the status of multi-year awards and produce timely required reporting for the federal government. These responsibilities are carried out by analyzing detailed federal award transactions (i.e., board-approved grant obligations, subsequent amendment and DE obligation activity), monitoring cash drawdowns, as well as reporting to internal and external stakeholders on the results of these transactions.


Prepares quarterly reports for timely submission to U.S. Department of State (DOS) via the HHS Payment Management System: Quarterly Federal Cash Transaction Report (FCTRs), Quarterly and Final filings for Federal Financial Reports (FFRs), as well as interim and final award closeout reports as applicable
Monitors the close out of NED’s grants and is responsible for the closeout of the USG-funded awards. Reviews and validates the integrity of the related balances on quarterly and fiscal year basis, as well as for the award life cycle.
Produces timely and accurate internal financial schedules analysis for management to enable sound decision-making.
Work with Director Accounting on 990 schedules, specifically Schedules I and F.
Support Finance Leadership with Board of Directors financial reports on a quarterly basis.
Certifies that grants activity is properly recorded in NED’s general ledger by reconciling to the grants management system’s activities for the accounting period (e.g., obligations, cash/non-cash DE obligations, and supplements).
Confirms symmetry between Sirenic NAV, the Grants Management System (GMS), and the HHS Payment Management System on a monthly/quarterly/fiscal-year basis. Coordinates closely with the Director Grant Accounting and Grants Administration team to resolve any discrepancies that may arise.
Ensures award receivables, grantee payables, and other related balance sheets accounts are accurately recorded and reconciled.
Support daily cash drawdown requests prior to payment processing while collaborating closely with various members of the Finance team on cash requirements and ensures indirect cost cash settlements are timely drawn on federal awards.
Produces timely and accurate internal financial schedules analysis for management to enable sound decision-making.
Collaborates with the Director Grant Accounting to provide an annual resource schedule for Grantmaking Funds Available with interim updates prior to each Program planning cycle.
Supports the year-end financial and Single Audit by preparing required schedules, and further assists with related audit inquiries.
Supports the Finance Team on responding to ad hoc queries from DOS.
Acts as a backup for verifying grant disbursement requests are properly authorized and accurately recorded.
Participates on various cross-sectional working groups to provide financial input on changes in systems, processes and procedures, etc. while ensuring leadership of Finance stays informed of any significant issue.
Performs other duties as assigned.

­ Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance required (CPA a plus, but not required).
8+ years demonstrated work experience in a mission-driven, nonprofit environment, specifically related to federal grants accounting regulations and compliance, including award and subaward monitoring and management. Equivalent audit experience will also be considered.
Solid understanding and proven application of GAAP, nonprofit accounting methods, internal controls, and best practices.
Demonstrated working knowledge in financial analysis and reporting. Required competence in preparing Federal FFRs and FCTRs and managing cash draws in the HHS Payment System.
Strong analysis skills in reviewing general ledger history, and clear ability to propose proper and necessary general journal entries.
Demonstrated use of robust accounting and business software packages. Microsoft Sirenic Navigator accounting software preferred, and grants management system experience is a plus.
Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office products. Must have experience managing large data sets (creating pivot tables, using lookups and advanced formulas).
Solid documentation skills, ensuring proper and complete audit trail.
Paramount professional integrity, honesty, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.
Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
Commitment and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment; works effectively under time pressure and meets deadlines.
Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
Ability to translate financial terms to effectively communicate with finance and non-finance personnel.
Confidence in addressing policy and procedure compliance questions.
Solid analytical, problem solving and financial troubleshooting skills.
Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures.
Flexibility in approach to work processes and tasks.
Good communicator with strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
Authorized to work in the United States.

To Apply:

Apply Online. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, of which one should be a supervisor. Please, no phone call inquiries.

Located in Washington, D.C., the salary range for this role is $ 85,250 -136,125 USD, plus benefits. The final offer for a successful candidate will be determined by a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, skill set, level of experience, education, and market considerations.

At NED, we recognize that our most important asset is our people. We value the diversity of skills and perspectives our team brings to our work. We believe an inclusive and supportive work environment fosters a culture of respect and appreciation for all individuals. NED is committed to creating a workplace that allows everyone to be their authentic selves and make meaningful contributions to our organization, our grantees, and our world.

NED strives to create a work experience that supports the well-being and healthy work-life balance of our employees. Our comprehensive benefits package offers health insurance (includes no copay for mental health services), a generous retirement savings plan, paid parental, vacation, and sick leave, a hybrid workplace model, flexible work schedules, and wellness initiatives to ensure a positive work-life balance.

NED is dedicated to creating an environment of respect and collaboration where everyone is encouraged to participate and take ownership of their work. We offer flexible work schedules and, for most positions, the opportunity for weekly telework days. This hybrid approach allows our employees to balance their work and personal lives while still participating in the collaborative process at the heart of our mission.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion among our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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