Sr. 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.


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.


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 sub-awar 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.
Authorized to work in the United States

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