Financial Analyst

Arabella Advisors

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted September 09, 2022
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://www.arabellaadvisors.com/

Description:

Financial Analyst – Client Service, Managed Organizations

 

The Financial Analyst, Client Service will support internal and external stakeholders by advising on financial best practices and ensuring high quality financial reporting for a variety of nonprofit clients.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Communicate financial information to non-financial stakeholders in a polished, professional manner
  • Provide financial client service to internal colleagues by reviewing and analyzing program financial statements, preparing forecasts, and problem-solving as other financial issues or questions arise
  • Review and help prepare the financial components of proposals and reports to private foundation funders
  • Participate in the preparation of webinar trainings designed for internal staff and external clients on processes and best practices in nonprofit financial management
  • Work collaboratively with non-financial colleagues across multiple departments to improve systems, processes, and the accuracy of financial reporting for our clients
  • Update and maintain shared financial templates and other key team resources

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • For Financial Analyst: Minimum of 2 years of financial and grant reporting experience in a nonprofit or client service setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of finance and accounting best practices
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, including a demonstrated ability to write clear and concise correspondence to clients
  • Ability to simplify and explain complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing deadlines
  • Proficiency with Excel for data analysis and developing templates for client use

Other Bonus Skills and Experience:

  • Prior experience managing private foundation grants
  • Financial management experience with fiscal sponsors

Our Core Competencies:

  • Ability to provide excellent, including the ability to address routine service matters efficiently and independently, to suggest effective client-centered solutions when elevating challenges or concerns, and to understand how the team can operate to maintain high-quality service.
  • The ability to complete complex tasks, to use a work plan to undertake projects, and to understand how those projects impact the client, team, and/or firm’s objectives 
  • The ability to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and circumstances, and to build and manage strong relationships that reflect that understanding.  
  • The ability to take ownership and be creative and solutions-oriented when encountering challenges that don’t have obvious answers, including knowing when to elevate challenges along with possible solutions. 
  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, including the ability to adapt style, tone, and content to various audiences; to make technical information accessible to broader audiences; and to collaborate with others to produce strong written deliverables. 
  • The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including knowing when and how to compromise, being willing to proactively help colleagues, and sharing knowledge in various mediums. 
  • An enthusiasm for taking on stretch and development opportunities, including the ability to accept feedback and use it to improve performance. 

 

About Arabella Advisors

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.

 

About Arabella's Managed Nonprofit Organizations Team

 

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple nonprofit organizations, including the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused on conservation, global health, and civic engagement.

 

 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

 

Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Arabella and read our official DEI statement.

 

Working with Us

 

While this position must be based in Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, or Durham, NC, please note that all Arabella Advisors’ offices have reopened, and we work in a hybrid environment.

 

We reopened our offices in Summer of 2022 and work with a hybrid workplace strategy to ensure continued flexibility for our staff, while deepening our strong culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. We expect that after their initial onboarding, all Arabellans will have the choice of two hybrid schedules. Our hybrid schedule options include Flex, with 1-2 days per week in the office, or Office-based, with 3+ days per week in the office (or more if preferred) and the remaining days working at home/remotely. We will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

 

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.

 

How to Apply

 

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

 

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position. 

 

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.