Job Function: Washington DC
Department: Accounting
Location: Washington, DC

Senior Financial Analyst: Accounting


The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for ensuring compliance with the US government, foreign government embassies, and aid agencies (such as FCDO, Sida, GAC, etc.), foundations, other multi-lateral entities, etc. organizational regulations relating to the financial administration and management of NDI's grants, awards, and contracts. The position serves as the primary point of contact for program staff in assisting with overall project/grant financial administration and management.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Review grant proposal budgets, grant agreements, and modifications for compliance with NDI policies and donor regulations such as USAID, US Department of State, National Endowment for Democracy, and various foreign governments.
  2. Assist in negotiations and communications with donors on grant terms.
  3. Prepare financial reports and cash drawdowns to donors.
  4. Review monthly reports of grant expenses and assist program staff with budget-related issues.
  5. Communicate with program staff on a regular basis regarding financial management of their country programs.
  6. Provide training to program staff on grant financial management issues such as effective budgeting, preparing expenditure forecasts, cost allocations, and reading and analyzing monthly reports of grant expenses.
  7. Review closeout files for approval as well as maintain appropriate files.
  8. Assist with the preparation of audit schedules and reports for NDI's Board of Directors.
  9. Coordinate with the other units of Accounting, such as General Accounting, and International Accounting and Subgrants.
  10. Assist with department policies and procedures development, including contributions/ updates to the internal portal site, etc.
  11. Backstop the Grants Manager as required
  12. Other assignments as necessary.


  1. Use judgment and decision-making to execute responsibilities and duties.
  2. Work independently with initiative to manage conflicting priorities, high volume, and sensitive workflow.
  3. Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and resolve essential elements of complex project management issues.
  4. Ability to act in an advisory capacity with program staff on financial matters related to grants and cooperative agreements.
  5. Ability to analyze budgets, define problems, and draw valid conclusions.
  6. Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret donor and federal regulations such as the Uniform Administrative Requirements (UAR), formerly OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133, as they relate to the financial administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
  7. Knowledge and experience with pricing and reporting for Time and Material contracts is a plus.
  8. Capability to work independently and as part of a team.
  9. Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
  10. Develop and implement effective strategies and tactics for accomplishing assigned duties.
  11. Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in a timely and efficient manner.
  12. Participate in professional Accounting activities and events to stay current with best practices.
  13. Use management principles to effect change and enhancements.
  14. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to effectively present information, strengthen capacity, respond to questions, and write reports, policies and procedures, and other critical documents.
  15. Expertise with PC-based word processing systems, spreadsheet applications, and computerized accounting systems such as Deltek Costpoint. Report writing skills using Cognos or other applications are a plus.
  16. Ability to work withGoogle Apps (Google Docs, Gmail, Calendar, and Google Drive).


BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field, and 5 years relevant experience;
Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a one-for-one basis.


  1. Routine coordination with NDI employees and external individuals, mainly donors and partners.
  2. Coordinate work assignments with colleagues, and organize work efficiently.
  3. Interact with NDI management.
  4. May administer work tasks of one or more staff members.


This is a union position to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2.

Candidates must be legally eligible and authorized to work in the U.S. NDI does not provide sponsorship.

As a result of COVID19, this position will start in a remote capacity. However, when the office re-opens, this position will be based in our Washington, DC office.

NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making.Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at NDI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical-related condition.

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