Join the Wikimedia Foundation in our ambitious project to empower people to create and share the sum of all human knowledge. We are looking for a Financial Analyst to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team, reporting to the Manager Finance. As the Financial Analyst, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of our investment programs and provide analytical insight into the financial data for different managers and program owners. You will support globally distributed teams and departments in financial data-driven decision making and evaluation of impact. Using our suite of cloud-based financial software, you will build and analyze reports used by management and C-suite members. You will further manage the integration of our Financial Planning & Reporting system into the wider ERP landscape at the Foundation and drive the automation of reporting features in the system. You will support the Manager Finance in various strategic projects, driving a better use of data and impactful business analytics across the Foundation. You will work in close collaboration with various departments like Accounting, Procurement, and all budget managers across the Foundation.
Business Analytics & Reporting
Support departments in decision-making processes by performing data-driven analysis.
Analyze globally distributed technical infrastructure that supports projects with more than 20 billion views per month.
Design and implement operational processes to ensure compliance with financial reporting and accounting standards.
Assist in preparing revenue and expense forecasts, measuring performance to the forecast and explaining variances.
Develop and maintain reporting dashboards and visualization of reporting information for month-end close, program evaluation and financial planning processes.
Support strategic projects across teams in the Foundation.
Use our financial reporting system to produce reports and analysis as needed.
Establish standards for processes in the Financial Planning & Reporting system and write internal documentation of assumptions, formulas, maintenance processes, and integration with other systems.
Support roll-out of new system modules into the organization.
Identify process improvements in the Financial Planning & Reporting system to enhance user experience and process efficiency.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s + 2 years of relevant experience in FP&A, Business Analytics, Accounting, Program Management or similar. MBA/Master preferred
Experience working with financial planning and reporting systems
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to successfully self-manage multiple priorities including urgent tasks
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to work well on a team
Qualities that are important to us:
You love solving problems, and understand the connections between micro decisions and the macro systems.
You believe in the mission of the Foundation and are excited to dig into numbers and processes to support that mission.
You enjoy collaborating with a range of stakeholders, and you value knowledge sharing, and collaboration.
You are capable of working with distributed teams using asynchronous and synchronous methods.
You are a proactive problem solver and take initiative in identifying needs and taking action prior to being asked.
You are comfortable with ambiguity and are able to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment.
You thrive in a results-oriented culture that favors collaborative decision making.
You have strong time management skills and plan and prioritize work to accomplish all tasks.
You are a flexible and creative individual capable of managing multiple priorities and projects in a diverse environment while providing top level attention to detail, and ensuring work is complete.
Additionally, we’d love if you have:
Previous work experience with Workday Adaptive Planning preferred.
Finance Analyst or Finance business intelligence and reporting experience.
Understanding of the free culture, free software, or online rights movements.
The Wikimedia Foundation is...
...the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.
If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 839-6885.
U.S. Benefits & Perks*
Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)
The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more
The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary
Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 22 paid holidays - including the last week of the year.
Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.
For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program
Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses
Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available
Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax
Paid travel to Wikimedia Foundation events all around the world!
Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work experience
Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people
*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.
About Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia and several other Wikimedia free knowledge sites. Every month, the Wikimedia sites are accessed by more than a billion unique devices. Wikipedia consists of more than 40 million articles across hundreds of languages. Every month, more than 250,000 volunteer editors contribute to Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) non-profit that is funded primarily through donations and grants. It currently employs over 300 staff members.
At the Foundation, we build technology to help people everywhere access Wikipedia, across devices and in nearly 300 languages. We engineer privacy for our readers and editors so they can safely and securely explore Wikipedia. We create programs and initiatives to make Wikipedia freely available to more people in more parts of the world. We build new tools for the community of editors so they can continue to improve and grow Wikipedia. Roughly a quarter of our budget goes to supporting the community that make the site possible, including through grantmaking programs that enable volunteers and enrich the information... on the sites.
The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.