Senior Financial Analyst

  • The Wilderness Society
  • Remote (Washington, DC, USA)
  • Jul 10, 2020
Full time Advocacy and Policy

Job Description

General Description 

Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Senior Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst plays a crucial role on our team by producing detailed financial reports, models, forecasts and ad hoc analyses that help us monitor performance against our current strategic plan and that assist leadership in developing new long-term strategic plans.  The position establishes and maintains strong working relationships with senior leaders across the organization in order to assist them in formulating and monitoring revenue and spend plans, and to understand how their plans may impact our financial outlook.

This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes.  TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Senior Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst will integrate these priorities throughout their work.  Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work across teams and with the VP of Finance to support the organization’s annual budget development process. This includes working with senior leaders to gather historic data, working with our information systems to create templates to facilitate the collection of planning data, and modelling the financial impact of various strategic scenarios.
  • Lead the continuous process of creating forecasts and updating our financial plans on a rolling basis by partnering with budget owners and the VP of Finance.
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial analyses and modelling, including return on investment analyses, as needed to facilitate strategic decision making.
  • Prepare budgets and reports to support grant proposals and requirements.
  • Create and maintain financial reports and dashboards by gathering data across the organization and presenting them in an accessible manner.
  • Maintain and own the organization’s financial planning and reporting application (Adaptive Insights) including training new and existing users.
  • Prepare presentations for the VP of Finance, the executive team and for Governing Council.
  • Provide creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance.


Experience, Competencies, and Education

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a financial analysis or business intelligence role
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel with a working knowledge of basic database structure, queries and reporting
  • Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender. 
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate and present complex financial data in a concise, accessible manner
  • High level of intellectual curiosity and self-motivation, with a passion for continuous improvement and learning
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work across the organization with individuals of various identities, abilities, and levels of seniority.


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to adverse weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of experience, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan.  TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are.  Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day.  Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive.  We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.

To learn more about our commitment, please see 

For consideration, please submit your resume & cover letter through our online application system.


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