As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Manager, Finance and Grants

at Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in New York, NY

About the Job

The Finance and Grants Manager plays a pivotal role in ensuring our financial management and operations run smoothly and effectively, and providing management with accurate, timely and insightful analysis to inform decision-making. Furthermore, the Finance and Grants Manager works closely with Development and Program staff to collaboratively deliver on full-cycle grants management, from initial proposal through close-out.

The position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Financial Management & Reporting:

  • Oversee ongoing activities and schedules, such as monthly close, to meet financial reporting requirements and deadlines;
  • Create and share periodic financial reports and projections to inform planning and resource allocation;
  • As required, improve and document finance and internal control policies, systems, and procedures; ensure their efficient implementation, adoption, and enforcement;
  • Facilitate the organization’s annual budgeting process;
  • Support staff on budget management, including producing reports on budget variances, communicating status of payments, and unspent funds;
  • Formulate and manage grant budgets, plan and monitor revenue recognition, prepare funder financial reports, and prepare grant invoices as required;
  • Plan and monitor cash flow and international exchange;
  • Maintain cash accounts and optimize utilization of banking relationships and corporate credit card accounts;
  • Support the annual audit and preparation of the Form 990;
  • Support external, donor, or government audits as necessary;
  • Manage Finance and Operations Associate and liaise with external accounting firm.
  • Ensure all insurance policies are appropriate and up-to-date;
  • Monitor status and ensure timely and accurate filing required for compliance with various governmental agencies;
  • Be an active member of the Operations Team, participating in weekly meetings and special projects, and providing back-up support to other team members as needed; and,
  • Other Duties as required

Qualifications

The Finance & Grants Manager is a tactical thinker capable of translating financial concepts for a variety of audiences, with strong project management skills, and a track record of managing (and improving) end-to-end operational processes for nonprofits. The ideal candidate is a strong multi-tasker, and can trouble-shoot, efficiently resolve emerging issues, and ensure the highest level of trust and confidentiality, while maintaining a collegial attitude.

Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of nonprofit accounting and government grants management;
  • Exceptional judgement, as well as strong business analysis and critical thinking skills;
  • Advanced computer skills, with solid knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, and Fund Accounting systems;
  • Self-motivated, with an ability to lead on projects and achieve results;
  • Superior human relations skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively at every level of the organization;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience supervising external vendors and direct reports with strong results;
  • Detail-orientation with high standards of performance;
  • Eight or more years of experience in nonprofit financial and operational management.

To apply

All interested parties must email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at hr@thegiin.org. State “Manager, Finance and Grants_First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter and include your project fee requirements.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage early applications. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The GIIN offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending accounts
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • 401k with generous employer contributions
  • Employer-paid short and long-term disability benefits
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Generous paid-time off benefits (vacation, sick, personal days and holidays), including office closing on the last week of December
  • Tuition assistance for professional development purposes

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world.

Impact investing is one of the most important social innovations of our time, and interest in it is exploding. The GIIN, now ten years old and backed by leading funders such as The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, USAID, the UK Department for International Development, Prudential, and J.P. Morgan, has a growing membership network of over 300 members in over 40 countries. The GIIN works to mobilize a global network of leading financial institutions and others to dramatically increase the amount of capital being deployed effectively to social and environmental issues around the world. To learn more about the work we do and impact investing, please visit www.thegiin.org