The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center.
The Financial Analyst is responsible for the coordination, review and analysis of financial data and other information for multiple assigned programs. The position assists in ensuring the accuracy of accounting data, and the accuracy and timeliness of grant reporting. Major functional responsibilities include expense processing, grant management, financial reporting, budgeting, auditing, compliance, cash management and procurement.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Analyzes historical accounting data and other information to make projections which will aid management in short- and long-range financial planning.
- Coordinates action necessary to correct account balances and maintain proper accounting controls and procedures.
- Assists in year-end audits and in ensuring the accuracy of accounting data.
- Analyzes financial statements and prepares and analyzes financial reports to represent current and projected financial status.
- Projects future trends and prepares long-range operational forecasts and cash flow analysis.
- May assist in preparing, developing and monitoring budgets.
- May perform indirect cost analysis.
- Performs related responsibilities as required.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, business management, finance or a related field and two years of financial analysis or accounting experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
- The ideal candidate will at least 5+ years of related financial experience.
- Experience with computerized general ledger systems is required (MS Dynamics and Quickbooks are preferred).
- Experience with international business transactions is preferred.
- Experience in the functional areas of finance and accounting, including payments and accounts payable, processing, general ledger, cash management, auditing, budgeting, and financial analysis, is required.
- Working knowledge of US Government regulations, in particular USAID, is important.
- Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is preferred.
- Professional certifications are encouraged.
- Candidate must have analytical ability, demonstrated ability and experience making sound financial judgements and decisions.
- Must be able to manage tasks with little supervision and must be able to work well in a team environment in support of the programs.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.