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Financial Analyst

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bipartisan Policy Center

IT, Accounting & Finance
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.

BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.

BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.

Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, the Financial Analyst will assist with the annual planning process; forecasting of program resource requirements; developing budgets to support funding requests and related expenditure reports; and reporting and analysis of financial results and related variances compared to budget.

  • Assist in developing annual budget, including consolidation and analysis of programs and related resource requirements.
  • Assist with analysis and budgeted allocation of indirect costs. Coordinate input of budget into budgeting software and general ledger
  • Monitor and analyze program operational results with a focus on quantifying and forecasting surplus, deficits and any unfunded activities.
  • Analyze program performance compared to monthly/annual and grant award budgets
  • Assist program directors in forecasting program requirements, developing budgets for grant proposals and reporting to donors regarding use of funds
  • Prepare monthly expenditure reports, review program costs and coordinate with the accounting department to ensure all costs are correctly charged to corresponding programs and grants.
  • Quantify and analyze variances from budget, in coordination with program directors
  • Provide financial and budgetary support to Director of Financial Planning & Analysis and program directors, including calculation of burn rates, proactive identification of funding gaps and potential variances from grant budgets
  • Assist with regular budget re-forecasts to ensure consistency with program direction
  • Assist accounting department as needed with monthly and year-end processes
  • Serve as a resource for system report writing
  • Degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • 2-3 years of experience in financial analysis, budgeting and/or accounting
  • Advanced skills in financial systems including report writing within Management Reporter; proficient in MS Excel and Power Point
  • Ability to create and maintain graphs, charts and other data visualizations
  • Keen analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate and translate financial information to both finance and non-finance professionals

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references in one document. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is encouraging all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, and to receive a booster shot as soon as eligible

Work Schedule

The work/life balance of employees is a priority for the Bipartisan Policy Center. As a result, BPC is currently operating on a hybrid schedule. Employees at BPC are currently coming into the office three times a week. Exact time and schedules will be determined between an employee and their manager.

This position is budgeted at $70,000.

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