Budget Analyst


The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the country’s oldest and largest civil and human rights coalition of more than 200 national organizations. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national advocacy efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. Learn more at www.civilrights.org. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the United States. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund’s campaigns inform, educate and empower local, state and national leaders to advance and protect civil and human rights and progressive change in the United States. To learn more about The Education Fund, visit www.civilrights.org/edfund.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President, Finance, this position is responsible for performing a wide range of financial and reporting duties in the Department of Finance. The Budget Analyst is responsible for the financial oversight and management of a portfolio of private grants. Key responsibilities include oversight of the complete financial lifecycle of each grant, preparation of budgets, completing financial and status reports, and assisting with all audits and compliance requirements. The Analyst will serve as the primary point of contact for all grants’ financial issues, including program spending, planning, forecasting and budgeting. The Analyst will work with and communicate directly with Development, Program Managers and, internal leadership on all financial issues relating to grants and sub grants, if any.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The key responsibility for this position is the day to day oversight and management of the full financial cycle from inception to closeout of grants and other duties including the following:


  • Develops and prepare budgets for upcoming grant proposals aligned to overall department budget
  • Provide technical assistance on budget development to internal/external stakeholders.
  • Works with program staff to develop proposal budgets using proposal budget templates.
  • Prepares and submit budget proposals/revisions/reallocations associated with grant renewals and RFP’s.
  • Prepares budget justifications for grant proposals.


  • Works closely with program, development and finance staff to ensure regular reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports) are completed and accurately reflect the work done to meet program deliverables and project requirements.
  • Generates detail monthly and YTD budget variance reports on grant revenue and costs, as required (monthly project budget comparison report).
  • Meets monthly with program staff and Vice President, Finance to review monthly project budget comparison reports and project ledger detail.


  • Oversee grant closeout financial processes, including forecasts and analysis of data and the timely preparation of closeout reports.
  • Prepares grant close-out financial reports to be reviewed by program directors and the Vice President, Finance & Administration.
  • Monitor and complete all financial closeout reporting as required by funder in collaboration with the Development team.


  • Supports department management in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Attends periodic project/campaign team meetings.
  • Sets up grants and establishes fund codes in the accounting system.
  • Periodically reviews staff allocation worksheets with the Accounting Manager, Vice President, Finance and Executive Vice President & COO.
  • Works collaboratively with Development staff to maintain a tracking system on all funded grants and projects (i.e., fiscal interim and final reporting due dates, proposal and application submission dates).
  • Prepares interim and annual financial and program reports for projects to be submitted by Development to funders.
  • Maintains an effective level of communication with project management and development staff, as well as all grantors.
  • Provides support for grant project audits and annual organizational audit.


  • Reviews MOU and Contracts for correct Financial legal language.
  • Maintains MOU and consultant agreements and tracks related charges
  • Month End Project Financial Report Distribution

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience in general and/or grant accounting with a nonprofit organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (Accounting or Finance)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective positive relationships with staff, management and outside contacts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics GP
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word and MS Excel)
  • Fund accounting experience highly desired
  • Ability to provide guidance on grants, budgets and financial reporting to people with a wide range of backgrounds, training, and experience

Reports to: Vice President, Finance

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To Apply:

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter detailing your fit with the position’s responsibilities, and salary requirements to: [email protected] with Budget Analyst in the subject line. Only applications submitted by email will be considered. We are looking to fill this position immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual expression and identity, veteran status, national origin, age or disability.

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