Operations / Global

Finance and Budget Analyst


We are seeking a global Finance and Budget Analyst to support our country teams with organizational budget and program costing and pricing. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email to careers@generation.org with ‘Finance and Budget Analyst’ in the subject line. Please apply by February 15th.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Finance and Budget Analyst is a full-time role that will report directly to the Global Director of Finance with a dotted line to Global Director of Employer Engagement. You will work closely with the Finance and Employer Engagement teams in each of our countries and the Global team to coordinate organizational budgeting process and help accurately cost the delivery of our programs for the purpose of pricing of proposals to prospective donors and employers You may also work on other special projects like conducting market research, compare and contrast country economics, and other projects as they arise.


To be successful you'll need:

You have strong quantitative and interpersonal skills and are excited at the thought of providing direct support to country teams to improve their financial sustainability and maintain their ability to deliver long-term impact on our learners and communities.  You work independently and get things done at a high standard, but also like to collaborate with others to build capabilities and improve processes.

Required experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, mathematics or data analysis or 5 years of related work experience
  • Recent exposure and understanding of non-profit finance and program/grant-based cost allocation is a plus
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload at a fast pace with strong attention to detail and a high bar for quality
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving, and organization capabilities
  • Fluency and experience with modelling in Excel (and/or other software)
  • Strong ability to build relationships across a range of geographic and cultural contexts
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in teaching others
  • Fluency in English

Preferred experience:

  • Experience in cost proposal preparation and analysis supporting public (non-profit) sector, including knowledge of various donor requirements, such as ESF, private foundations, or any other private or public donors
  • Experience with development of price offers and pricing analysis
  • Experience developing presentations using Charts and Powerpoint
  • Other language skills is a plus (please refer to our website for Generation’s geographic presence)
  • Knowledge of legislation, regulations, and methods used in various countries is a plus

Mindset:

  • Excited by the idea of working in a fast-moving global environment
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic who can thrive in a remote work environment
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
  • A strong sense of ownership and timeliness
  • Ability to comfortably navigate new technologies (e.g., Power BI, Salesforce)
  • Proactive collaborator, willing to propose solutions and ideas, debate their merits and make final recommendations
  • Self-reflective and open to receiving and giving frequent feedback
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with a high level of attention to detail in tasks and interactions

What you'll do:

ORGANIZATIONAL BUDGET CONSOLIDATION AND ANALYSIS

  • Coordinate semi-annual organizational budget consolidation process in consultation with and under the guidance of Global Director of Finance
  • Work closely with the country leadership and finance teams to ensure both accuracy of budget projections and timely submission
  • Quality check the submissions for cost realism and math errors
  • Combine all the country and functional area budgets together into a consolidated organizational budget and review all funding requests
  • Monitor organizational spending using existing tools to ensure that it is within budget
  • Assist in identifying better suitable budgeting and planning software and other tools to aid the process for countries and at the Global consolidation level

PROGRAM COSTING AND PRICING

  • Master using the cost and pricing models developed by the Employer Engagement team
  • Assist and coach local country teams on cost analysis and the use of the models to determine the cost of each program, and to ensure the models are maintained by the local teams
  • Help countries with modelling different pricing scenarios across programs
  • Work with country teams to cost new programs appropriately during the year
  • Make adjustments/improvements to the model(s) on an as-needed basis
  • Problem-solve with teams to address challenges in using the model or new requirements for unique programs, help document the methodology used for unique programs
  • Update historical data on a yearly basis; update profession list as needed and inform Generation teams to ensure uniformity
  • Update market pricing and exchange rates yearly through research and team input (or more frequently, if needed)
  • Work with Global Finance to ensure model is aligned with country budgets
  • Work with the Data & Impact team on using ROI for value pricing; understand how to use the cost-per-hire calculator and its usage for value pricing
  • Research alternative ways of value pricing (e.g., Performance Indicator sensitivity analysis)
  • Develop various price offer templates 

OTHER DUTIES

  • Provide high quality review of country teams’ proposal budgets and employer pricing
  • Establish, maintain, and analyze historical and current price reference documentation and make recommendations to facilitate optimal pricing decisions
  • Track pricing using Salesforce/ CRM data and qualitative discussions with country teams
  • Learn to use Power BI software to visualize pricing data
  • Analyze projected vs. actual costs and pricing for each country, using the cost and pricing model, and understand rationale for discrepancies
  • Create written presentations or memos on pricing analysis, learnings, and best practices
  • Use learnings to increase accuracy/improve assumptions used by countries in the model
  • Maintain/update the cost and pricing guidebook and budget instructions, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

TEAM BUILDING

  • Build the capabilities of country Employer Engagement and Finance teams to use the model by training and coaching them

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Help deliver new resources for Employer Engagement and Finance on an as-needed basis

 

LOCATION AND TRAVEL

This is a remote job opportunity with an ideal location in Europe. The position may involve global travel, as needed, to support local country teams.

REPORTING

You will report to the Global Director of Finance with a dotted line to and guidance from Global Director of Employer Engagement.
SALARY

The position will be a full-time, permanent post with traditional benefits. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in twelve countries—101 cities and 280 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.