Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 February 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 6 March 2019
  • Current

Job Description

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Financial Planning & Analysis (FINPL) - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Financial Planning & Analysis helps realize this objective by: Providing financial forecasting, analyses, and strategic oversight; Developing business models and financial reports, coordinating the annual corporate budget process; Facilitating strategic decision-making through focused, relevant research, analyses, and communication; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Implementing innovative financial management tactics and methodologies; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategially; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

The Director, Financial Planning and Analysis (DFPA) is responsible for driving Pact’s annual budget and quarterly forecast processes, financial reporting, and variance analyses as well as drafting and coordinating analytical reports and financial performance management dashboards provided to senior management and the Board of Directors. The DFPA assists with interpreting requirements, collecting cost data, assessing financial risk and financial data for proposal submissions. The DFPA also is responsible for supporting the organization’s strategy development process, conducting business case analyses, and creating financial models for senior management on an ad hoc basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the annual budget process by meeting with managers, preparing detailed financial models, and documenting supporting assumptions, performing analysis and review of preliminary submissions, preparing management presentations and assembling budget packages.
  • Coordinate the development of a three-year operating and capital budgets.
  • Work with departments to prepare quarterly business reviews, including identifying operational issues, resources needed, position control, and financial performance (both year-to-date performance and year-end projections) to ensure that forecasts accurately reflect expectations, and conduct follow-up discussions.
  • Provide accurate and timely financial reports, management dashboards, and forecasts to the entire enterprise, including subsidiaries and affiliates, in support of organizational goals.
  • Partner with the CFO and Controller to develop and update cash flow projections and investment portfolio.
  • Work closely with Agreements Management, New Business Development, and Programs to document pricing strategies for the organization’s products and services.
  • Conduct ad hoc analysis and create financial models based on assumptions provided by management and data collected for peer organization comparisions.
  • Provide regular coaching and feedback to reporting employees.
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Basic Requirements

  • MBA or related degree
  • Minimum 15 years financial management experience
  • Minimum five years of supervisory experience, including mentoring, coaching, performance management
  • Strong accounting and financial systems knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex, multicultural environment
  • Ability to travel internationally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the non-profit and/or international development organizations
  • Strong financial modeling and analytical skills

Pact provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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