Sr. Financial Analyst - FP&A

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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New York City, NY, United States

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30+ days ago

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary

NRDC is seeking a Finance Analyst to work with the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team in our New York office.

The (FP&A) team is part of the Accounting and Finance Department, which reports to the Chief Financial Officer. The team plays an integral role in institutional budgeting, reporting and various financial analyses. The team also partners closely with the CFO on the overall strategy and management of the finance organization, including managing partnerships with internal stakeholders and leading large-scale, cross-functional strategic, control and infrastructure initiatives that support the long-term financial sustainability of the organization.

This is a great opportunity for a flexible individual with an aptitude to mining large sets of data, and meeting expectations. Ideal candidate would be solution-oriented with a passion for analysis and critical thinking.
The Finance Analyst will report to the FP&A Manager. Key responsibilities include:

Annual Budget and Reforecast Process
  • Support the annual budget process and forecasting including preparation and collection of budgets and forecast templates for use by budget owners and organizing financial information and inputs into financial systems
  • Maintain approved budget adjustments and reforecast information in the financial systems; ensure that changes flow to end user systems and are timely and accurate
  • Prepare and disseminate timely and accurate annual budgets to functional budget owners
Financial Reporting
  • Assist with generating monthly and quarterly routine financial related performance and budget reporting for various functional budget owners, Finance Committee and Board
  • Monitor and report on occupancy and salary variances; work with work with HR to resolve headcount budget discrepancies, and ensure relevant FTE updates are reflected across finance systems
  • Analyze historical budget data and help with providing trend analyses
  • Prepare routine journal entries for reclass process
Assist the Budget Committee
  • Maintain, capture, and track budget committee requests, decisions, and supporting documentation throughout the year
  • Ensure relevant impact to budgets are captured end to end across financial systems
Ad-hoc projects and process improvement
  • Field ad-hoc requests and inquiries from Finance team and Finance stakeholders
  • Support with variety of other ad hoc analysis and reporting
  • Update and document changes to standard operating procedures and system processes within FP&A
  • Participate in project initiatives undertaken by senior members of A&F department
  • BA/BS degree required. Advance degree in business related discipline, CPA, CMA, or CFA a plus
  • 2-4 years of finance experience
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to sort/mine large sets of data from multiple data sources to identify trends/variances
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Autonomous self-starter with the ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to work in cross-team environment; exceptional communication and customer service skills, plus demonstrate ability to perform in a team environment with excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in the use of financial management software to include spreadsheets and databases, required. Exposure to Adaptive, Great Plains and Power BI dashboards is a plus
  • Able to adapt to changes, including operational processes and new vendor platforms
  • Demonstrates a genuine commitment to diversity and an appreciation for different perspectives, experiences, and traditions; passionate about being part of a team culture that reflects equity, diversity, and inclusion in action
  • Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.
NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit
scale and commensurate with skills and experience. Job grade for this role Solves 2 with a salary ranging from $75,000 to $83,000. Internal equity considerations and the average salary of the peer range will be reviewed before making a final offer.

To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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