Financial Analyst

Food Bank
City
Portland
State
Oregon
Title
Financial Analyst
Description

Who We Are Looking For:
You care deeply about people experiencing hunger and poverty — and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to using equity as both a process and an outcome of your work. You are an experienced, collaborative and service-oriented administrative and human resources expert, prepared to lead our human resources and central support teams and functions in providing creative policy, practice and central support solutions that contribute to an equitable and inclusive work culture and that build a workforce prepared to accomplish the excellent, daring and bold work of ending hunger and its root causes.
The Financial Analyst will facilitate efficient financial and accounting processes, communicating both internally and externally to ensure that OFB’s processes and policies are clear and uniformly applied. The Financial Analyst is responsible for tracking, processing, and reporting for various funding streams, maintaining internal databases, responding to requests for financial data, and working within OFB’s Finance Department to improve fiscal systems and processes.

Opportunity type
Job
Category
Administration (e.g., Finance, IT, HR)
Job responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:
-Tracks, processes, and reports on internal and external funding, coordinating with Regional Food Banks and Partner Agencies, Accounts Payable, and the Operations and Partnerships & Programs Departments.
-Assists in the maintenance of internal databases for grant funding, inventory, budgeting, and accounting.
-Completes monthly inventory reconciliations, assists in quarterly and year-end reporting, and yearly audits.
-Analyzes financial information and internal processes, identifies trends and provides recommendations based on findings.
-Collaborates cross-departmentally to communicate internal processes and procedures.
-Completes various other ad-hoc analyses, reports, and assignments as they arise.

Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good. Provides leadership and examples professional communication and behaviors to OFB standards.

In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:
-Cross-departmental efforts
-Work culture activities and programming
-Advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
-Plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.
Other related duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

Skills and experiences of the ideal candidate:
- 1 – 3 years of experience as a cost, financial, data or pricing analyst.
-Strong mathematical and analytical skills.
-Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
-A collaborative spirit, open communication skills, and an eagerness to learn
-Strong written and oral communication skills.
-Ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment.
-Strong ability to communicate complex topics, including the rationale behind decisions/practices/processes, in simple approachable terms in both a verbally and written format. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
-Ability to take initiative and be self-directed in a quick-moving, ever-evolving environment
-Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem-solve, test, fail and adjust.
-Commitment to intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.

Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
-Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem-solve, test, fail and adjust.
-Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
-Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
-Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; meet deadlines, ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely, accurate work.
-Self – directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about results and end goals. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; provides role clarity, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success, comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
-Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience with the following systems: database or inventory software such as Primarius; budgeting software such as Dynamics Budgets; accounting software such as Microsoft GP
-An academic background in mathematics, accounting, physics, economics, statistics or an equivalent subject
-Professional, volunteer, or personal experience within food banking, hunger relief programming and/or community food systems work, or any type of non-profit, social services work.
-Knack for juggling multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy, while operating in a fast paced environment.

Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:
-Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
-Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
-Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the world view and perspectives of others.
-Integration is defined as being able to “code-switch” or move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.
-Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.
-Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.
-Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.

Benefits

Comprehensive and competitive benefits package provided.

How to apply

Please apply directly through our website: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/

About the organization

ABOUT US
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes.
At Oregon Food Bank, we believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of barriers to employment, education, housing and health care. That’s why we work on two fronts in our mission to end hunger in Oregon: we build community connections to help people access nutritious, affordable food today, and we build community power to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization. Over and above our commitment to non-discrimination, OFB actively seeks to employ members of the community who have experienced poverty or food insecurity and members of historically marginalized groups including racial and ethnic minorities. Please visit our website to read more about our commitment to equity.

Additional information

Applications will be accepted until filled. A cover letter is required for consideration. This position is currently remote through December 2021 and will then be a hybrid role. The pay range for this position is $56,868-$64,179.
In anticipation of the upcoming OSHA mandate, proof of COVID vaccination status will be required and or approved, exemption for health or religious reasons, which will require weekly COVID testing.

The Fine Print:
Work environment: Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computer and phones extensively. May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends.

This role requires travel/personal vehicle use /work outside normal with frequent travel by car to points outside the greater Portland metro area, with overnight stays 6-8 times a year.

Work may require to lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Accommodations may be available upon request.

Background Check: This position does require a criminal background check.

Share
Tweet