Finance Manager: Cost & Pricing

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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8 days ago

This position is remote-eligible and only for consideration within the United States where WRI is state registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.

About the Program:

WRI’s Operations department is striving to make all global offices low risk and fully capable, enhancing their operational capabilities, through a bond of mutual respect, sustainable growth, a high level of collaboration with each other and ability to share knowledge across the sisterhood of offices. This will be done through establishing mutually agreed upon standards of performance, measuring the efficiency and effectiveness for the sisterhood of offices.

Job Highlight:

In this role, you will lead the Cost and Pricing team responsible for ensuring high quality proposal budget creation and donor financial reporting. You will work closely with WRI’s network of offices and other core functions to establish and maintain robust internal controls and ensure organizational efficiency and coordination.

You will be directly supported by the financial analyst on the team, as well as working closely with the Senior Finance Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis, and WRI’s Development team.

You will report to the Senior Finance Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis.

This position will begin as remote due to Covid-19 but will have the option to either remain remote or be a hybrid model of remote and in-office.

What you will do:

Budgets (30% time)

  • Lead the organization-wide effort to improve and standardize proposal budgeting, including the creation and maintenance of WRI’s best practices for financial proposal development.
  • Lead budget reviews for operations centrally managed donors and proposals over one-million USD. Participate in Large Proposal Review meetings as a delegate when required.
  • Serve as Cost & Pricing point of contact for specific offices to support on proposal development and other requests as offices build capacity in this area. Design and execute specific support plans based on local context as needed.
  • Manage the application process for usage of WRI’s Catalyst Fund cap gap coverage and make recommendations to senior staff for the approval of these requests.

Funder Coordination, Due Diligence (15% time)

  • Lead in maintaining a record of WRI’s experience with funders, (also known as Funder Operating Briefs FOBs), and develop new FOBs for key donors based on analysis of previous awards and up to date data on donor requirements.
  • Supervise the Finance Specialist as the first point of contact for responding to funder due diligence requests, ensuring accuracy and consistency in how WRI’s policies, procedures, and systems are communicated.
  • Supervise the Finance Specialist in the development of new due diligence resources and responses by liaising with all relevant departments to gather information and document it appropriately.

Financial Reporting (35% time)

  • Manage the monthly donor financial reporting cycle, including setting minimum standards of expectations and a compliance checklist.
  • Lead the C&P team in the creation of financial reports in WRI’s internal “foundation template” for review and signature.
  • Provide review and quality assurance on financial reports prepared in funder budget templates.
  • Serve as Cost & Pricing point of contact for specific offices to support on financial report development, review processes, and other requests as offices build capacity in this area.
  • Support programs and accounting team in preparing project audit reports and associated supporting documentation.

Training and Other Areas of Work (20% time)

  • Supervise and provide training to junior member of the Cost and Pricing team and serve as a resource for program operations staff across WRI on proposal budgeting, donor negotiations, financial reporting, and related topics.
  • Support WRI’s independent international offices in the development of cost and pricing functions. Collaborate with IOs to design and execute specific support plans based on local context as needed.
  • Design and oversee the training of program operations staff on Cost & Pricing-related activities.
  • Lead the development of Cost & Pricing Training Curriculum, and lead on creation of robust training resources and guidance documents, bringing industry-level expertise both on training design and technical content.

What you will need:

  • Education: You have a completed a Bachelors degree. A minimum of 3 number of years can be considered in lieu of a related degree.
  • Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years full-time relevant work experience in nonprofit finance and operations. You have past experience with grant budgeting, proposal development, grant management, financial reporting, and donor communication. You also have past experience with financial and management systems such as Deltek-Costpoint, Cognos, TM1, Salesforce, DevResults, or Asana.
  • Languages: Verbal and written English proficiency required. Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hindi, or Bahasa proficiency would be a plus.
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.

Potential Salary:

$79,000-$106,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume by the date of August 12. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure.

About Us: Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Our culture: WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.