Women for Women International (WfWI) is seeking an Associate Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring that program’s budgets, projections and financial reports are accurate and timely. The Associate Director, FP&A collaborates and works closely with HQ Programs, Regional Finance officers, and Country Program Finance Managers to ensure efficient financial management and that expenditures are performed in compliance with donor financial requirements and to ensure effective use and allocation of unrestricted funds. This position reports to Director of Management Reporting, Planning and Analysis.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Grant Proposal Budgeting
- Collaborate with Director of Finance to conduct necessary coaching and training with CO staff to ensure that they are clear on how to develop proposal budgets.
- Assist with proposal budget development template update.
Financial Reporting & Monitoring
- Monitor life of grant financial reporting requirements and maintain a database where deadlines are tracked and reports captured and keep program and development staff alerted to upcoming grant reporting deadlines.
- Review required financial donor reports/budget amendments and ensure all financial data and cost share requirements are met and reported accurately and timely and in compliance with donor financial requirements.
Annual and Long-Term Financial Planning Budgeting Processes
- Manage annual budget process in CO & HQ, coordinate with various units to ensure all the pre-populated data are completed and incorporated in the budget templates
- Work with the Program Officer on the coordination and consolidation of the WfWI’s annual operational work plans & budgets for each country. Manage all changes, drafts, reviews of the budgets and maintain the latest versions of budgets throughout the process.
- Follow up with various process owners to ensure timeline execution of deliverables
- Review quality of budget data, ensure the internal budget provided is a line with other grant & program requirements
- Ensure budgets are updated and duly maintained on a consistent and regular basis throughout the fiscal year.
- Develop tools, provides advice and guidance to programs to facilitate consistent approaches to understand and develop budget performance, financial analysis, and to guarantee long term financial sustainability for the program (prospective donors, exchange rate, shortfalls, etc).
Conducts short, mid and long term analysis, modeling, future year projections including risk analysis and coordinates long-range financial planning efforts as requested..
Capacity Building, strategic planning, and other ad hoc projects
- Develop internal standard training kit on overall financial management at for Finance Managers and non-finance managers.
- Provide ongoing training to staff on budgeting and reporting policies, processes and procedures
- Support Sr. Director with ad hoc organizational strategic analysis such as Cost to serve, bench marketing analysis, and provide necessary financial support to Program team on country transitions.
- Assist in report design & testing
- Work with IT to research and identify reporting and budgeting system
- Assist in the preparation of policies and procedures
- Travel to Country Offices as necessary
Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or related field with at least 7 to 9 years of relevant experience. MBA preferred.
- Strong experience with U.S. government funding (e.g., USAID, NIH) and other donors’ budget and regulatory compliance.
- Previous international development experience preferred, experience working effectively in multicultural settings required.
- Excellent computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
- Effective communication skills to guide program staff in the grant monitoring process. Demonstrated ability to work closely with colleagues in the development of various types of proposals and with various types of funding sources.
- Ability to handle a heavy workload with competing priorities while working independently as well as part of a team.
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills; accuracy and attention to detail; and highly organized, strong writing skills.
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through this portal.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.