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Aspen Institute employees come from a wide range of backgrounds and possess a unique blend of education, skill, and policy experience. We recognize that our people are our vital resource and we value their knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment. At the Aspen Institute we offer competitive salaries and a wide variety of benefits to our employees and their families.

If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.


Senior Financial Data Reporting Analyst

Department: FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
Location: Washington, DC

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Marylandís Eastern Shore.

Basic Function: 

The Senior Financial Data Reporting Analyst will report to the Fiscal Reporting and Learning Manager to develop reporting and dashboards in Host PCR and Modeling as well as Tableau and other graphical data software for the Financial Analysis team. This position will also assist the Senior Financial Systems Specialist in overseeing and maintaining the reporting and forecasting functions in Host Analytics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work directly with Financial Reporting Manager to create system-driven reports for programsí monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain reports using Host PCR and Modelling
  • Create monthly dashboards for Program directors
  • Perform research as required to complete the dashboards and reporting
  • Understand complex financial data and processes to define reporting and dashboard requirements that support financial analysis, financial reporting, and financial audit response needs.
  • Creatively visualize data in a variety of formats to provide relevant insights to Analysis team, Program staff, and Senior Leadership.
  •  Monitor automated processes and reports for accuracy and completion; contribute to process improvement
  •  Identify ways to improve accuracy and efficiency of current processes through the increased use of automation, development of new tools and/or enhanced reporting and analysis capabilities
  •  Develop and maintain financial/operational reports/models, create new reporting tools, and perform special projects as assigned.
  •  Identify and effectively communicate work plans, risks, and issues to the Financial Reporting Manager and team.
  •  Work independently and with team members as appropriate to complete assigned activities and deliver outputs within sprint-based segments.
  •  Develop and manage schedules and key milestones for multiple reporting projects
  •  Ensure best practices and champion standardization across the organization
  • Assist in development of financial models, projections and reports in FP&A System (Host Analytics)
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with Finance & Accounting, ITS, FP&A system users, and staff using FP&A system
  • Collaborate, communicate with, and support Financial Analysis team and Operational Accounting to develop meaningful financial reports for their assigned programs or departments
  • Work closely with Financial Services Unit to ensure the accuracy of forecasting

Principal Interactions: 

The Senior Financial Data Reporting Analyst routinely interacts with the Fiscal Reporting and Learning Manager. Data reporting Analysts, Financial Analysis team, Program Directors, VP Finance, senior staff of accounting and other administrative departments and Program staff.

Knowledge, Education and Experience: 

  •  Experience in comprehensive 360 financial reporting
  •  Experience in creating effective Dashboards for various levels of leadership is highly desirable
  •  Minimum of 3-4 yearsí working experience in financial planning, reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication, project and planning skills
  •  Excellent skills of Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft applications
  •  Experience with Tableau, Microsoft Power BI or similar BI reporting tool a plus
  •  Knowledge of standard accounting & budget principles and implementation in non-profit organizations are essential
  •  Proficient knowledge of financial analysis methods and techniques, including variance analysis, revenue/cost forecasting, ratios, fixed/variable costs, return on investment, KPIs
  •  Knowledge of database software is helpful
  •  Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills; Ability to pick up new technologies quickly
  •  Attention to details; proven ability to work efficiently under pressure
  •  Works well in a team environment, creative thinker, and quick learner
  •  BA/BS in fields of business administration, accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent working experience in relevant fields with upward tracking record; a background in a non-profit, research or academic setting is strongly preferred

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against. 

Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.  

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