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Finance/Budget Analyst

Department: Finance
Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Full-time

Department/Program Summary:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.

In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. 

Job Summary:

The Finance/Budget Analyst works closely with the accounting team and programs across the organization to provide financial analysis and reporting. S/he will be responsible for financial forecasting, budget development, budget management, metrics analysis, financial reporting, financial support for grant proposals and process improvement. This individual will also provide financial data and strategic support to senior management including preparing financial presentations, financial analysis, peer group comparisons and other projects requested by senior management.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Financial Forecasting (40%)

  • Design and implement a quarterly forecasting process
  • Work proactively with Budget Managers during quarterly forecasting
  • Conduct variance analysis
  • Design and implement revenue pipeline reporting process
  • Provide insight to improve forecasting accuracy

Budget Development & Management (25%)

  • Work proactively with Budget Managers during annual budgeting ensuring revenue and expense budgets are accurate and supported
  • Communicate and manage the budget calendar
  • Design and implement budget process improvements
  • Document the operating procedures
  • Review budget adjustments as needed throughout the year

Financial Planning (20%)

  • Develop cash management planning tool
  • Perform financial modeling and scenario planning
  • Develop KPIís and dashboards to enhance expense monitoring for Budget Managers
  • Advise Budget Managers on the results of their business activities

Proposal Process Support (15%)

  • Develop templates and tools to standardize the revenue proposal process
  • Maintain updated cost data used as input for proposals

Knowledge and Skills Needed:

  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting, forecasting and modeling
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and experience with various types of accounting software
  • Solid data management and analytical capabilities and excellent data presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and ability to find creative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and initiate follow through with meticulous attention to detail and high-level accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proven ability in project management and collaboration with other teams to problem solve and find creative solutions
  • Superior interpersonal and communications skills, verbal and written, including the ability to engage effectively with staff at all levels in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment
  • Prior experience in an international, cross-cultural work environment a plus; willingness to work flexible hours on an as-needed basis to serve the needs of a global organization in multiple time zones
  • Proficiency in a European language a plus, especially German, Romanian, Polish or French


  • Bachelorís degree in Accounting, Finance, Math, or related field
  • 4 + years' experience in a large organization as a Budget Analyst, Financial Analyst or Business Analyst

 Please provide a resume and cover letter as one document.   

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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