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Manager, Budget & Financial Analysis

Position: Manager, Budget & Financial Analysis

Location: Washington, DC (or remote District/Maryland/Virginia)

Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Salary: $90,000-$100,000 Annually

About LINC

LINC is a mission-driven US-based small business organized around a commitment to local organizations leading their own development. We do this by implementing programs and delivering consulting and training in the areas of systems thinking, monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), capacity-strengthening, and collective action. The recipient of USAID’s Small Business of the Year award in 2017, we are a team of reflective and passionate development professionals. Our country experience spans Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. For more information on LINC, please visit www.linclocal.org.

Position Description

LINC is looking for a dynamic Manager, Budget & Financial Analysis to join its Corporate Services Department during this period of rapid global growth. The candidate will be dedicated to supporting the Business Development team and expected to spend 75% of their time on cost proposal work for new business opportunities. The other 25% of their time will be spent working closely with the CFO on corporate budget management and financial analysis. The Manager will ensure high quality cost proposals are submitted and budget continuity is preserved through contract award.

This is a full-time headquarters position. LINC has a preference for candidates located in the Washington, DC area. Candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with dotted line to Sr Director, Business Development

Position Responsibilities

Business Development: Cost & Pricing (75%)

  • Prepares budgets and cost applications for USAID and other solicitations, ensuring compliance with all requirements. This includes creating compelling budget narratives and other cost documents in response to RFPs, RFAs, and IDIQs.
  • Conducts a thorough review of solicitations to identify any issues or areas that require clarification or attention in the cost proposal.
  • Develops comprehensive cost proposal schedules, creates and formats Excel templates, conducts pricing research, and prepares additional cost documents to support the submission.
  • Formulates competitive pricing strategies, offers input on cost/pricing matters, and resolves any issues that arise during the process.
  • Collaborates with proposal team leads throughout the proposal development process, actively participating in meetings and providing necessary support.
  • Engages with proposal subcontractors, subrecipients, and other partners, negotiates costs and budgets, and facilitates the overall partner budgeting process.
  • Composes concise and compelling budget narratives and promptly addresses final budget-related inquiries.
  • Coordinates the packaging and preparation of the entire cost volume, ensuring it is ready for review and approvals in collaboration with the proposal teams.
  • Manages the engagement of cost and pricing consultants for other solicitations when additional support is required.

Corporate Finance: Budget Analysis (25%)

  • Serve as the point person for LINC’s annual corporate budgeting exercise; Oversee the preparation and monitoring of annual budgets, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with organizational and funder requirements.
  • Collaborate with project managers and department heads to gather necessary information for budget planning and forecasting.
  • Lead the compilation of LINC’s indirect pool budgets.
  • Implement and improve corporate budgeting strategies, templates, and procedures in accordance with LINC timelines and practices.
  • Conduct regular corporate budget reviews and variance analysis to track expenditures, identify discrepancies, and address potential issues.

Other tasks as may be assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

LINC is a small, growing business that encourages proactive, flexible, and team-oriented staff to grow with us. The successful candidate will be an international development professional with excellent organizational and communications skills, and proven success in supporting USAID programs. They must be flexible enough to undertake a number of finance and administrative functions simultaneously and thrive in a dynamic environment. Specific qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with corporate and project-level budget management for USAID-funded projects and organizations, as well as business development experience for USAID-funded opportunities.
  • Experience supporting host-country partners in USAID budget development.
  • Demonstrated management skills. Able to manage independent contractors.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake periodic travel to international locations.

Application Instructions

Please send CV and cover letter to jobs@linclocal.org with the subject line “Manager, Budget and Financial Analysis Position”. All applications will be reviewed, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.