Budget & Grants
Senior Vice President, Finance JOB
The Budget and Grants Manager has primary
responsibility for preparation of the organization’s program and
department budgets, and the budgets related to Development/Program
grants and contracts. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice
President of Finance, this position oversees the entire budget and
grant contracts process and works closely with Program and
Department Directors to assure optimum support in budget and grant
contracts matters, and forecasting. This position requires a high
level of confidentiality and the ability to complete duties and
responsibilities in a timely manner and with great attention to
detail. MAJOR DUTIES AND
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
- Primary point person for constructing organization (program and
department) and grant budgets.
- Develop and/or revise budgets for donor-funded activities
according to donor requirement, internal financial policies and
- Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis,
fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
- Prepare and submit for approval budget modifications as
appropriate and in coordination with program directors.
- Assist/coordinate schedules for special audits, such as with
donors or regulatory agencies.
- Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to
determine the financial resources required to implement a
- Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget
- Match appropriations for specific programs with appropriations
for broader programs, including items for emergency funds.
- Work closely with the development staff on grant budgets and
subsequent reporting to grantors.
- Collaborate with development and program staff in relation to
restricted funding, including:
- Developing proposals and budgets for restricted grants that are
consistent with the organization’s strategic objectives;
- Overseeing the administration of restricted grants, including
preparation of financial reports;
- Developing restricted revenue projections, as part of the
- Prepare organizational Expense Forecasts or Reforecasts based
on actual data and prospective organizational plans; Measure and
evaluate the results of produced budget against clear objectives of
the respective Directors.
- Quarterly financial summary reporting for the board.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting (or, related field)
or equivalent education and experience.
- At least 5 years of sustained work experience in budgeting,
forecasting and financial analysis.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize duties, and
work independently while functioning under pressure and as a member
of a team.
- A proven track record of financial oversight/budget management
including, budget development, budget forecasting, tracking and
reconciliation and solid financial acumen; experience managing
restricted funding, ideally including government funding.
- Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills,
and the ability to effectively interface with senior leadership,
the board of directors, and staff.
- Excellent judgment and demonstrated complex problem-solving and
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
- Ability to assume responsibility for special assignments and to
perform them in accordance with minimal instructions.
- Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
- Ability to always maintain confidentiality and diplomacy;
Extremely high reliability and integrity.
Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining,
and developing staff from a diversity of backgrounds, including
members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, people with
disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of
all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We
believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that
welcomes a range of perspectives make us stronger and more