Senior Financial Analyst: Accounting

National Democratic Institute

About the organization

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government


The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for ensuring compliance with the US government, foreign government embassies, and aid agencies (such as FCDO, Sida, GAC, etc.), foundations, other multi-lateral entities, etc. organizational regulations relating to the financial administration and management of NDI’s grants, awards, and contracts. The position serves as the primary point of contact for program staff in assisting with overall project/grant financial administration and management.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Review grant proposal budgets, grant agreements, and modifications for compliance with NDI policies and donor regulations such as USAID, US Department of State, National Endowment for Democracy, and various foreign governments.
Assist in negotiations and communications with donors on grant terms.
Prepare financial reports and cash drawdowns to donors.
Review monthly reports of grant expenses and assist program staff with budget-related issues.
Communicate with program staff on a regular basis regarding financial management of their country programs.
Provide training to program staff on grant financial management


BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field, and 5 years relevant experience;
Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a one-for-one basis.
Use judgment and decision-making to execute responsibilities and duties.
Work independently with initiative to manage conflicting priorities, high volume, and sensitive workflow.
Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and resolve essential elements of complex project management issues.
Ability to act in an advisory capacity with program staff on financial matters related to grants and cooperative agreements.
Ability to analyze budgets, define problems, and draw valid conclusions.
Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret donor and federal regulations such as the Uniform Administrative Requirements (UAR), formerly OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133, as they relate to the financial administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
Knowledge and experience with pricing and reporting for Time and Material contracts is a plus.
Capability to work independently and as part of a team.
Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
Develop and implement effective strategies and tactics for accomplishing assigned duties.
Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in a timely and efficient manner.

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