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Financial Analyst

Mexico (Mexico)

  • Organization: CIMMYT - International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
  • Location: Mexico (Mexico)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-25

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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit agricultural research for development organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information:

CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional for the position of Financial Analyst with strong focus on Budget , Cost Accounting and Service Orientation to work in Financial Planning Unit /Finance  under CSP (Corporative Services Program).

The position is based at CIMMYT’s campus in Texcoco, State of Mexico, and located 45 km northeast of Mexico City, Mexico. 

Specific duties:

  • Be part of the Institutional yearly Budget Process (revenues, administration and operational expenses, CAPEX, etc.).
  • Create institutional templates including historical information and forecast for the rest of the year.
  • Upload the Budget for support and institutional units in the system (Microsoft Dynamics “AX”).
  • Prepare and send monthly and quarterly financial management information and reports.
  • Prepare the Budget versus actuals monthly comparison and analysis.
  • Be focused on cost accounting, indirect cost and cost allocations.
  • Perform monthly Indirect Cost and Chargeback (charges for Services Units) analysis.
  • Maintain the institutional master data in in the system (New project codes, new expenses categories, modifications, etc.).
  • Manage big databases in order to provide financial analysis.
  • Contribute to further development of reporting formats and development of KPI’s.
  • Support the updated Chargeback Rates and the Costing Manual.
  • Prepare accurate financial reports in compliance with international and other standards and agreements.
  • Be responsible for CAPEX process, control and follow up.
  • Be responsible for collaboration expenses reports.
  • Work closely with different areas through the organization to obtain the necessary information for budget analysis.
  • Support the Integrate Management Reporting Package (IMRP) in a monthly bases including explanation of the main variances.
  • Be backup for CGIAR Research Programs (CRP) activities.
  • Respond to ad hoc request for financial information.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in a Financial, Budget, Planning and Analysis and Costing role with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of financial systems, ERP, databases, data extraction methods, report presentation and analytical skills.
  • User advanced level of usage in MS Office Suite (Advanced skills in Excel).
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of relevant and timely management information including the use of visual information.
  • Strongly developed analytical skills and the ability to identify financial trends
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish, with good written / oral communication, presentation, and negotiation skills. (English test will be administered; candidate must score a minimum of C1 as per CEFR).
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Customer Orientation, Communication, Teamwork, Achievement orientation, Proactivity, Problem-Solving and Multi-Cultural Awareness.
  • The candidate must exhibit sense of urgency and commitment to his responsibilities and deadlines.

CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package and support for continuous professional development. In addition to the provisions of the Mexican Labor Law our package of benefits includes year-end bonus (40 days), vacation premium (56%), life and medical insurance, supermarket coupons, savings fund, social Mexican benefits (IMSS, SAR / Infonavit).

Candidates must apply online to M19258 Financial Analyst. Screening and follow up will begin on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. For more information on the recruitment process, please contact Karen Luna (

 Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Foreign national candidates must have legal documents to work in Mexico.

This position will remain open until filled. 

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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