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US - Senior Budget Analyst

Company: Church World Service
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Budget AnalystReports To: Budget DirectorLocation: RemoteLevel: 9Status: o Non-Exempt -- Exempt o Bargaining Unit -- Non-Bargaining Unit
IntroductionChurch World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.
Primary Purpose:The Sr. Budget Analyst overseas CWS Global spending to ensure that funds are allocated appropriately and used according to plan. He/She creates, analyzes, and executes financial plans and forecasts that supports organizational directions. This includes providing program, business development, and other leadership advice, understanding and counsel in line with organizational, grant, and legal standards. The incumbent will collaborate with leadership to build better operational plans and understand key drivers to maximize productivity, revenue, and expenses. The position reports to the Budget Director.
Essential Duties:

  • Develop agency and organizational budgets with managers
  • Monitor spending and keep the organization within its set budget
  • Maintain a standard of cash flow forecast and year-end financial forecast
  • Create budget for administrative departments and indirect costs allocation rate.
  • Vet funding requests for merit and authenticity.
  • Provide financial guidance that drives better program and mission decisions.
  • Prepare, document, and present annual expense plans and forecasts to multiple levels of leadership.
  • Analyze business and other operations, trends, and initiatives to support expense forecast.
  • Review budget proposals and funding requests.
  • Conduct cost/benefit and other types of analyses.
  • Estimate standards costs for use for program and business development in funding proposals.
  • Submit budget recommendations for review and approval.
  • Explain budget recommendations and input to management and program leadership.
  • Collaborate with managers to develop organizational, department, and grant budgets.
  • Manage the budget and forecasting cycle with staff and funders.
  • Communicate with funders, leadership, and staff.
  • Review expenditures and identify trends in spending.
  • Demonstrate success through performance metrics for financial goals and impact.
  • Prepare reports, distribute, and discussion budget reports on a regular and periodic basis.
  • Simplify finance to make comprehension easier and help leadership to make quicker and better decisions.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Budget Director and/or CFO.

    • College degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field or equivalent experience.
    • Seven-plus years of experience in financial analysis, planning and/or modeling.
    • Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.
    • Understanding of budgeting and regulatory requirements.
    • Excellent mathematical ability and an analytical mind.
    • Be able to clearly articulate points of view and provide compelling rationale.
    • Execute against deadline with accuracy and a high degree of quality.
    • Proficient in Office 365, spreadsheets, data base, and email; knowledge of graphic software is a plus.
    • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Innovative with a focus on efficiency and automation
    • Professional presence and easily interacts with senior leaders and funders.
    • Ability to work under pressure, keep all work current and accurate, and respond to identified department deadlines with sense of urgency
    • Experience in non a non-profit environment, including knowledge of foundation and government grants.
    • Knowledge of GAAP, OMB Uniform Guidance
      CWS' U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all new staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as soon as reasonable, no longer than 60 days of employment. Any employee who is pregnant, who is nursing, who has a disability, or who has a medical condition that prevents them from safe vaccination, or who rejects vaccination because of sincerely held religious beliefs, may contact the CWS Benefits Administrator to request reasonable accommodation as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
      CWS offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
      • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
      • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
      • Paid Time Off
      • Life Insurance and AD&D
      • Long Term and Short Term Disability
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Health Savings Account
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Commuter Benefits

Keywords: Church World Service, Elkhart , US - Senior Budget Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Elkhart, Indiana

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