Twin Cities Habitat is expanding our impact with an innovative financing approach. Join the team!
The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical, reporting, and problem-solving skills; good project management skills; excellent communication skills; and proven ability in establishing effective working relationships with coworkers and vendors.
The Financial Analyst will work directly with Habitat’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and join a collaborative, innovative team working towards Habitat’s mission to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. We seek candidates who are comfortable adapting to change, are understanding of perspectives not their own, and are willing to learn from others.
Provide financial modeling/analytic support; produce monthly financial statements; deliver budget/forecast coordination; identify process improvements and assist in implementing effective changes to streamline processes; and provide project management.
Financial Reporting (~40%)
Produce monthly balance sheets, statement of activities, and statement of cash flows in partnership with Controller and ensure timely and accurate reporting of monthly financial reports to management by deadlines.
Provide financial support to CFO and Controller in researching and writing financial variance commentaries for the finance committee and/or the Board of Directors.
Provide backup to accounting and finance staff, including monthly closes as required.
Co-lead the implementation and migration to new accounting system software including project planning and reporting.
Financial Modeling, Analysis, and Report Writing (~30%)
Develop specific reports from accounting software using reporting tools and providing guidance to staff to help them most effectively and efficiently to meet their reporting needs.
Perform balance sheet forecasting to communicate changes in future assets and outstanding liabilities and to facilitate long-term strategic planning.
Lead monthly cash flows reviews with key management, identify key drivers, conduct root cause analysis of changes in cash forecast, and maintain an accurate projection for the year. Enhance and maintain cash flow model.
Perform efficiency/profitability analysis and make recommendations to management.
Establish financial models including sensitivity analysis. These may include, but are not limited to, future construction and land acquisition cost analyses, first mortgage and affordability gap impacts, financial trends, home construction cost versus mortgage revenue, and fundraising analysis, etc.
Conduct analysis and accounting related to New Market Tax Credit transactions. Conduct project work in collaboration with the CFO.
Provide project support to executive management in preparation of funding applications and opportunities.
Provide analytical support on new projects such as Lease vs. Buy, business investment opportunities, metrics measurement, and existing operations.
Have a thorough understanding of business drivers and be able to explain how they impact performance and trends.
Assist with various ad hoc projects.
Budget Project Management (~20%)
Coordinate the development of annual budget processes for the organization.
Incorporate feedback received from budget owners and management in the budgeting cycle.
Prepare and distribute templates and coordinate consolidation of submitted budget data.
Perform variance analysis and resolve issues/opportunities in collaboration with staff.
Prepare and deliver timely and accurate departmental/division budget presentations.
Build, distribute, collect, and analyze financial templates and data for the mid-year forecast process.
Information Security/Risk Management Support (~10%)
Provide analytic and reporting support, as needed, by information security, including, but not limited to, classifying data and securing information resources accordingly to meet compliance standards.
Provide project support for audits and assist with any associated recommendations or findings.
Other duties as needed and/or assigned.
Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting.
If no degree, at least 3 years of equivalent or relevant experience.
A minimum of 5 years related experience demonstrating skills in financial analytics and reporting.
Experience working with workflows to automate tasks
Experience in non-profit accounting/finance.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
Attention to Detail and Critical Thinking – Keen attention to detail. Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines with a high level of accuracy. Proven analytical, accounting, and problem-solving skills.
Business Acumen – Demonstrate a good working knowledge of financial concepts that leads to successful financial strategies and outcomes. Able to understand business processes and translate business requirements into system functionality.
Communication – Effective interpersonal, influencing, and communication skills, including listening skills to determine customer and management needs. Able to communicate concepts clearly and effectively.
Diversity and Inclusion – Ability to work with individuals from various cultural, religious, languages, backgrounds, and personalities.
Initiative – Self-motivated. Able to work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
Project Management – Good project management skills, including the ability to lead, manage, and juggle multiple projects/tasks across multiple groups while meeting deadlines.
Teamwork – Work as an effective and proactive team-player. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers, and vendors.
Technology – Proficiency with MS Office 365 and Windows 10. Strong Excel modeling skills, including sumif formulas, vlookups, macros, and pivot tables. Knowledge of Jet Reports helpful.
HOURS OF WORK
Core business hours are Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Flexible scheduling is provided.
Occasional travel (less than 5%) to attend off-site trainings, conferences, and meetings.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Computer/laptop, printer, copier, scanner, fax, phone, and projector.
Software frequently used: MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and Great Plains 365.
Software occasionally used: MS Project and Access; Ariett Touch; Sage Intacct; and Raiser’s Edge.
About Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization committed to building the quality of life, health, and prosperity of the 7-county metro region through the production and preservation of homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.
Our Mission: To eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities area and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience.
We’re best known for our Homeownership program where volunteers build and rehab simple, quality homes in partnership with low- to moderate-income families and the community. We sell the homes with affordable, low-percent interest mortgages, making a 30-year commitment to each new homeowner and to the community in which they live. We also preserve homeownership by helping low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and maintain their homes through our A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) and Age in Place (AIP) programs.