The Senior Financial Analyst assist with the day to day financial responsibilities in the areas of budgeting, forecasting, and in depth analysis of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) costs.
Essential Job Duties
Monitor the budget and spending status of assigned divisions and report on financial results to key stakeholders.
Prepare, monitor and analyze financial information to ensure the ongoing management of finances meets approved budgets and reporting requirements.
Work with division personnel to produce accurate forecasts for monthly, quarterly, and annual submittals.
Compile and review annual budget submissions for accuracy with division personnel
Ensure that assigned division’s financial records are compliant with all revenue spend down and accounting requirements.
Review purchase orders, requisitions, and expense submittals for account coding accuracy, proper cost allocation, and allowability by funder.
Orient and provide technical assistance to staff regarding financial procedures and required documentation; ensure financial records of the division meet all requirements.
Perform periodic Ad-hoc reporting and analysis.
Review changes made to funder policies and procedures and attend necessary tr
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
5 years of financial experience (non-profit experience is not required).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Operational knowledge of general ledge software. Knowledge of Microsoft Navision preferred. Advanced skills with Microsoft Word & Excel.
Ability to understand, analyze and interpret financial information in varying formats.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to work with diverse staff and interface with all levels of management.
Ability to managing multiple tasks, address shifting priorities, exercise independent judgment, and accomplish assignments in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to follow through on tasks under tight timeframes.
Proven supervisory skills and abilities.
Ability to learn Ounce and funder rules and regulations and able to apply the guidelines in the activity of the Finance Division.
Highly organized with superior attention to details.
Ability to exercise discretion in handling and protect confidential information and materials.
Must have excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written.
Must be able to work extended hours during peak periods.
About Ounce of Prevention Fund
Here’s what we do:
We serve more than 4,000 children and families directly through birth-to-five programs we fund and operate in Chicago as well as through our network of voluntary home visiting programs throughout Illinois.
We integrate the latest research and best theories into our program development efforts.
We train nearly 3,000 community-based early childhood professionals in Illinois each year.
We advocate for state and federal funding for early childhood services that reach hundreds of thousands of children across the country.
We partner with advocacy organizations in 23 states and Washington, DC, to build their capacity to advance policy change and increase public investments in effective birth-to-five programs.
We communicate through publications and other resources to ensure that what we know is translated into understanding that leads to action—in homes, schools, board rooms, and on Capitol Hill.
We design and develop models, curricula, education materials and other programs that help prevent the academic achievement gap and the social problems it can create, including school dropout rates, teenage pregnancy, juvenile crime and chronic health conditions.