Financial Analyst (English/Spanish) at Heifer Project International in Little Rock, Arkansas

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

Heifer Project International

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. ROLE FUNCTION Promote financial/business analysis, highlighting business issues, risks, and opportunities that that will effectively and responsively support Heifer’s Mission. Help develop and monitor financial planning and analysis tools to measure Heifer’s financial progress for the organization. This position will drive ensuring consistency of financial data across organizational areas and databases toward an integrated global financial system. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE To succeed in this role, you will have strong analytical skills with the ability to apply them, demonstrate financial and quantitative skills, build strong working relationships, and show an eagerness to learn. You are detail-oriented and take pride in producing quality and timely work. You are excellent at working collaboratively. You must be able to speak both English and Spanish. RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES A. Financial Reporting (45%)
  • Coordinate financial analysis projects, such as budget variance analysis, capital budgeting and cash management.
  • Accurate and complete reporting on a daily, monthly or yearly basis
  • Generate, compile and maintain financial and statistical data. When requested, data is available to compose requested reports.
B. Vena System Administration (35%)
  • Report writer, trainer, overall management of the system across the Organization
  • Writing HQ and global reports. Collaborate in the development, implementation and training of HQ, global and country- specific budget and forecasting entry.
  • Field and HQ personnel possess knowledge and ability to enter data into accounting systems.
  • Ongoing administration of Vena Solutions.
  • Apply specialized expertise to facilitate organizational financial planning, synchronization of financial plans with periodic budgeting, monitoring and analysis of financial performance, and improved management and regulatory reporting. Includes both routine and special-project analyses and due diligence reviews.
C. Financial Department Projects (20%)
  • Collaborate on financial accounting, reporting, and system process improvement projects from needs identification, to process development, testing, and procedural documentation, continuing through to operational mainstreaming as appropriate.
  • Enterprise-wide uniform chart of accounts, global financial system integration and conversions, and improved functional allocation method.
  • Working with country staff to create reports within Vena Solutions system.
  • Help convert manual processes to automated
  • When assigned specific tasks, be able to assimilate and analyze information, provide reasonable conclusions and complete assignments with little input from supervisor.
D. May perform other job-related duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field plus 3-5 years of job-related experience with progressive responsibility in finance, accounting, and financial planning, and/or project management. Working proficiency in Spanish is required for this role. Preferred Requirements: Experience with Vena Solutions preferred. Financial planning and analysis experience highly preferred. Most Critical Proficiencies:
  • Critical thinking; personal motivation; initiative; able to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Commitment to organizational process improvement, including ability to challenge the status quo and productively influence positive change.
  • Skilled at quality presentation of financial data in a well-designed format with impeccable attention to detail and data integrity.
  • Proven ability to create and monitor financial budgets and forecasts and to apply specialized knowledge in developing complex financial analyses.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite application usage skills.
  • Skilled with variety of accounting software systems and report-writing tools; willing, able and self-motivated to learn other systems as needed.
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
  • Sufficient expertise to work on complex assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Effective management of multiple work commitments and deadlines with a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Productive collaboration at all levels, both as a team member and as a team leader.
  • Ability to motivate, guide and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required for navigating and contributing in an environment of organizational and systems changes.
  • Constant communication with colleagues throughout the organization: in both one on one and group settings, in written, oral, and presentation formats, via face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, email, etc.
  • Commitment to confidentiality and protection of sensitive information.
  • Commitment to excellence in presentation, detail, quality assurance, documentation standards, and follow-through in all work products.
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally as needed.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
Salary Information: The expected base salary range for this position is $55,000 to $68,000 annually. Placement within the range will be based on the experience and competency level of the candidate. What we offer:
  • Heifer International offers a variety of benefits for U.S. based employees working 30 or more hours per week.
  • Health and wellness benefits including Flexible Spending Account and/or Health Saving Account
  • Employee assistance program
  • 403(b) retirement plan (match 1% employee to 2% employer up to a maximum of 4% match +3% employer discretionary contribution regardless of employee contribution)
  • 22 vacation days in addition to 12 statutory and discretionary holidays, and 10 sick days per year
  • Employer-paid life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Professional development and annual merit increase opportunities
  • Optional critical illness insurance, legal assistance plan and pet protection
  • And more!


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