Senior Financial Analyst

The National Endowment for Democracy

About the organization

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.


Utilizes analytical skills to review, reconcile and report grant-making activities and data from multiple and complex systems.
Participates in relevant implementations and continuous systems enhancement initiatives, including design, testing and implementation of grant management data systems.
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.
Participates in various cross-sectional working groups to provide financial input on changes in systems, processes and procedures, etc. and communicating all significant issues to the finance leadership.
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 awards 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.


Bachelors’ degree in Finance or Business required.
8+ years demonstrated work experience in a mission-driven, nonprofit environment, specifically related to regulations and compliance on federal grants accounting and reporting, including award tracking and management. Equivalent audit experience will also be considered.
Power user capabilities of Microsoft Excel and other MS Office products is preferred. Must have experience managing large data sets (creating pivot tables, using lookups and advanced formulas).
Hands on experience with development of models for analysis.
Solid technical foundation and strong analytical skills in managing data from multiple systems.
Solid understanding and proven application of GAAP, not-for-profit and fund accounting methods, internal controls, and best practices.
Required competence in preparing Federal Financial Reports (FFR) and managing payment requests 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 using a grants management system is a plus.
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.

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