Budget and Fiscal Compliance Associate

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 June 2020
  • Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 22 July 2020
  • Current
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Job Description

HIAS seeks a Budget and Fiscal Compliance Associate to be responsible for the budget and planning, tracking and monitoring of funding, including grants for both the Country Offices, as well as HQ departments.

Essential Functions:

Fiscal Compliance

  • Manages reporting, compliance and recognition of international grants for assigned portfolio.
  • Partners with accounting to prepare monthly grant budget-to-actual reports.
  • Liaises with program and development staff to ensure restricted funds are used in accordance with donor intentions or appropriate modifications are requested.
  • Helps ensure that fiscal requirements for grants and contracts are identified, realized and monitored through regular monitoring meetings.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports for funders.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of laws, regulations, policy, and other requirements that affect grants management, in particular federal grant requirements.
  • Reviews coding of expenses against restricted grants to ensure adequate charging.
  • Assists with the maintenance and analysis of staff allocations.
  • Works with program managers to track and manage their budget and grant spending.


  • Assists in the compilation and drafting of annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Prepares and performs monthly budget-to-actual analysis, conducts quarterly forecast reviews with program managers. Communicates results of reviews and analyses to finance leadership.
  • Helps compare programmatic planning with funding restrictions to provide realistic financial and budgetary outlook.
  • Works with the Country Offices to compile the international piece of the budget.
  • Helps ensure timeliness and accuracy of budgets.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree with a concentration in Finance, Accounting, International Affairs, International Business or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience required, analysis and interpretation of budgets and grants preferred.
  • Experience working with an international nonprofit preferred; experience working in or traveling to developing countries desirable.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to problem solve required; the ability to communicate financial information to non-financial staff is also required.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task is required; also must be detail oriented and able to see both the big picture, as well as the smallest details.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required.
  • Intermediate level or higher Microsoft Excel skills required.
  • Intermediate level Spanish and/or French higher preferred.
  • Ability to travel to country offices preferred.

About the Organization

HIAS is a global Jewish nonprofit organization working across five continents to ensure that refugees and displaced persons are protected. Throughout the United States, we help refugees reunite with families, resettle and become self-sufficient. Guided by our values and history, we help refugees rebuild their lives in safety and security and advocate to ensure that all displaced people are treated with dignity.

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