Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis
New York City (United States of America)
The External Relations (ER) department is a vital team at the International Rescue Committee, responsible for how the world perceives and interacts with this indispensable organization. Its goal is to increase public understanding of the organization and raise the essential funds to improve outcomes for our clients, while growing and protecting our global brand. The hardworking people that make up this department are committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.
The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst role is part of the Business Operations and Analytics team within and supporting ER. This team is the backbone of the department and provides quality assurance and financial planning, analytics and operations support for all of ER.
If you like a challenge and are strategic-minded and creative, join our team!
The FP&A Analyst will report to the Director of Financial Planning and Management and will be assigned to a set of sub-departments including Communications and Advocacy. The FP&A Analyst will also be part of an extended FP&A organization with Finance and other IRC functions.
The FP&A Analyst has a proven understanding of budget development and management; and is a strategic finance partner, with an ability to tell a story through numbers. Process management is an integral part of this role, and you will confidently manage the financial planning process for sub-departments, while ensuring key partner consensus, including ER and Finance leadership.
•Work closely with the Director, ER team and Finance in developing annual budgets and forecasts;
•Provide expertise and leadership on the budget process for assigned department; for example, advocacy and communications;
•Collaborate closely with department leadership and manage partner consensus;
•Analyze the monthly actual reports for assigned departments and work with the departments to identify issues and opportunities versus budget;
•Partner with the extended FP&A team to continuously improve annual budget and forecast processes;
•Design reports and analyses to enable management decision-making as relates to annual budget and ongoing funding decisions;
•Provide ad hoc finance decision support on critical initiatives, including the development of business cases for new projects or funding areas; and,
•Support the continued development and implementation of software and systems (e.g. Power BI, Microsoft D365) that enable FP&A delivery.
•Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance or Data Analytics;
•Min. 2-3 years budgeting/finance experience; ability to create insight from data and analyses;
•Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the ability to collaborate closely with colleagues in a diverse multi-cultural environment, and explain complex financial concepts to people without financial background;
•Solid organizational skills and the ability to be flexible and to apply creative problem-solving skills;
•Computer and other technical skills: Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and all MS Office applications; basic knowledge of SQL; experience with cloud-based planning tools, PowerBI and ERP systems (D365) is desirable.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance