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Senior Financial Analyst

About The National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).


Supports the documentation and review of cash drawdown prior to payment request processing through the Payment Management System while collaborating closely with various members of the Finance team on cash requirements and ensuring the inclusion and timely drawdown for indirect cost settlements on federal awards. Maintains schedules of the federal grant awards with activity details for each quarter and fiscal period Prepares quarterly and final filings for Federal Financial Reports (FFRs) for timely submission to U.S. Department of State (DOS) via the HHS Payment Management System. 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. Certifies that grants activity is properly recorded in NED’s general ledger by reconciling to the NED grants management system’s activities for the accounting period. Confirms symmetry between the Finance ERP system, the NED 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 NED Grants team to resolve any discrepancies that may arise. Collaborates with the Director, Grant Accounting to provide an annual resource schedule for Grantmaking Funds Available with periodic updates prior to each program planning cycle. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance required. 8+ years demonstrated work experience in a mission-driven, nonprofit environment, specifically related to federal grants accounting and reporting regulations and compliance, including award and subaward tracking and management. Equivalent audit experience will also be considered. Solid understanding and proven application of GAAP, not-for-profit and fund accounting methods, internal controls, and best practices. Demonstrated working knowledge in financial analysis and reporting. Required competence in preparing Federal Financial Reports (FFRs) and managing cash draws in the HHS Payment Management System. Demonstrated experience in the use of robust accounting, business and reporting software packages such as Sylogist (formerly Microsoft Sirenic Navigator) accounting software is preferred. Additionally, exposure to a grants management system is a plus. Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other MS 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. This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

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