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Budget Analyst

Employer
Arab American Family Support Center
Location
New York, United States
Salary
$70,000.00 - $75,000.00
Closing date
Mar 21, 2024

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JOB TITLE: Budget Analyst

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Finance 

LOCATION: Brooklyn

SALARY: $70,000-$75,000/annually


ABOUT AAFSC:

The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Our mission is to empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities. While our doors are open to all, AAFSC has developed cultural and linguistic expertise in serving members of NYC’s Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim, and South Asian (AMENAMSA) immigrant and refugee communities. AAFSC promotes mental and physical well-being and community power. We ensure families are knowledgeable about their rights and equipped to participate in civic society with confidence and security. We help prevent child abuse, and work to end domestic- and gender-based violence. We provide the tools for learners of every age to succeed. Finally, we help lift up the voices and needs of under-represented communities and champion gender-, racial-, restorative-, and immigrant justice.  


JOB SUMMARY:

The primary functions of the Budget Analyst include weekly and monthly accounting and finance functions such as preparation and creation of budgets and budget modifications for all grants and organization, perform Budget vs. Actuals and variance analysis in GL, investigate and address the budget variances through P&L analysis, monitor contract budget spending and ensure maximizing utilization of funds, provide programs and Resource Development team with the proper expense coding information for accurate expense allocation in GL, work closely with the RD team and programs to determine appropriate salary allocations per approved budgets, update and maintain the master salary allocation file on a regular basis with the proposed changes, update and maintain salary allocations by employee file, coordinate with HR for the staff changes report and apply those changes on the salary allocation files, upload and submit the budgets and budget modifications for all grants in different government, city, and state systems, make any necessary follow-ups with RD team, programs and funders with regards to any budget related work, assist with audit and other ad-hoc finance projects as assigned.


The Budget Analyst will provide financial and accounting support to the senior staff. This position requires a high level of accountability and responsibility, attention to detail and accuracy, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, highly effective time management skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, resourceful, organized, and proactive work attitude. 

 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Developing, analyzing, and modifying budgets to allocate current resources and estimate future financial requirements.

Making recommendations for budget allocations through comprehensive analysis.

Providing advice and technical assistance in preparing annual budgets, budget modifications/renewals and/or amendments.

Monitoring various contracts and analyzing expenses to facilitate Program Directors’ objectives.

Effectively communicating, interacting, and collaborating (via phone contact, quarterly meetings, etc.) with AAFSC management & staff, funders, etc.

Tracking progress and status of all funder/internal audits (e.g. scheduling, completion, documents requested, drafting reports, response to finding).

Assisting with preparing budget templates during annual budgeting process.

Completing other budget related ad-hoc projects as assigned.


OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Participate in AAFSC meetings and internal and external training.

Remain updated on technical and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops, joining professional associations, building networks with fellow professionals, and reviewing industry publications.

Perform other duties and ad-hoc projects assigned by Vice President of Finance.


QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance

Minimum of two years general accounting experience, not-for-profit preferred

Has an understanding of U.S. GAAP, not-for-profit preferred

Strong analytical skills a must

Highly organized and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Ability to communicate clearly in both written and verbal form and relate effectively to others at all levels in the organization

Knowledge of Sage Intacct a plus but not required

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word

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