The newly created Senior Financial Analyst position will report to the Controller as a member of the Finance & Operations team reporting through to the Chief Operating Officer. In this role, s/he will support and manage implementation of the Brennan Center’s financial reporting and budgeting processes as well as work closely with the development team on funder requests. This person will coordinate the preparation and distribution of financial information to the organization as well as operate as the right hand person to the Controller.
Evaluate and update strategic project budgets throughout the fiscal year and highlight significant over/under budget scenarios. Identifies areas where efficiencies can be realized through in-depth analysis and understanding of the business.
Develop and maintains budget database to track actual spending, budget information, analysis of variances trends and other data to provide insightful analysis leading to better decision-making and continuous improvement of financial forecasting and business planning.
Work closely with the development team to provide funder budgets and expenditure reporting.
Provide budget/forecast financial analyses and support to project teams.
Implementation of new budgeting system and ownership of quarterly reforecasting and analyses.
Ad-hoc reporting and system implementations.
As an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, the Brennan Center is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated.
Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches.
Successfully navigates through financial systems and people to gather data and information.
Experience in a non-profit environment generating funder budgets and reporting.
Excellent financial management and analytical skills.
Experience with financial accounting and budgeting software systems and reporting functions.
Advanced proficiency in Excel.
MmStrong familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite.
Capability to perform detailed analytics with the ability to keep the big picture in mind.
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
Capacity to work collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external agencies.
Aptitude for handling confidential and sensitive information.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Sense of humor.
Additional Salary Information: The salary is highly competitive in the field and commensurate with experience.
About The Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to protect and improve our systems of democracy and justice. We hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, check Executive abuses and strengthen checks and balances, maintain the independence and impartiality of the judiciary, and preserve Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part public interest law center, part communications hub, we are known for our rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.