Senior Financial Costing Analyst, Venture37

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 December 2019

Job Description

NBD Cost Proposals:

  • Prepare budgets that align with submitted proposals for potential new projects
  • Develop customized templates which meet donor specifications for budget submissions, utilizing advanced spreadsheet techniques in Excel
  • Create and/or modify budget spreadsheet templates and budget narratives in accordance with donor requirements
  • Ensure that the V37 budgeting standards are followed
  • Develop and maintain budgeting guidance materials
  • Conduct staff training on cost proposal development

Forecasting, Budgeting and Analysis:

  • Create and communicate processes, workflows and templates for the seamless forecasting and reporting of project spending
  • Work on financial modeling related to predicting future outcomes
  • Work with project management to analyze and explain variances to actual spending (revenue)
  • Coordinate and lead the annual business planning process for V37
  • Conduct periodic training for worldwide staff on budgeting and forecasting
  • Create spreadsheets and tools to aid in financial analysis and forecasting

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years prior financial analysis and budgeting experience
  • Demonstrated budget development experience
  • Sound general accounting knowledge with budgeting and financial analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work with ESL individuals in global locations
  • Advanced Excel skills and working knowledge of other MS office suite programs
  • Ability to work independently and adjust quickly to change in a fast paced environment
  • Interest in international development and working with donor funded (USDA, USAID and corporate foundations) projects desired

About the Organization

Since 1981, Land O’Lakes Venture37 has applied an integrated approach to international economic development that capitalizes on Land O'Lakes, Inc.'s nearly 100 years as a leading farm-to-market agribusiness. We use our practical experience and in-depth knowledge to facilitate market-driven business solutions that generate economic growth, improve health and nutrition, and alleviate poverty. We believe in the value of people and ensuring our work is rooted in honesty, integrity and respect.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. Since our inception, we have implemented nearly 300 programs and training initiatives in over 80 countries, which have enabled farmers and agribusinesses to become more profitable and to leverage economies of scale through well-functioning cooperatives and producer groups.

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