Financial Analyst (2592)

  • Job posted by DESC

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,543
Maximum: $62,842




United States


Financial Analyst (2592)

Days Off: Saturday, Sunday

Pay Range: 55543-62842 annually

Location: Headquarters

Region: Downtown / Third Avenue

Shift: Office Day

Insurance Benifits: Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical

Other Benifits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan

DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, DESC gives people the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

As the region's leading provider of services to multiply disabled, chronically homeless adults, DESC serves 2,000 people each day through a comprehensive continuum of care which includes emergency shelter and other survival services, mental health care and chemical dependency treatment, employment services and permanent supportive housing. This integrated service model is designed to help disabled homeless men and women secure and maintain appropriate, safe and affordable housing. DESC is recognized nationally and regionally as an innovator in developing solutions to homelessness.

The Financial Analyst plays an important role in analyzing and communicating the present and future financial performance of the organization. The Analyst will provide accurate and data-based information to management to help the organization make well informed decisions. This is achieved through monitoring financial movements, preparing reports to management, forecasting, and informing the budgeting process. The position will also be responsible for overseeing compliance related to procurement.


• Consolidate and analyze financial data taking into account the organization's goals and financial standing

• Develop financial models to inform management decisions

• Oversee compliance with the Uniform Guidance related to procurement activity

• Evaluate and enhance procurement practices and provide creative recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance

• Identify trends and recommend actions to management

• Develop forecasts and track actuals against budgets and forecasts

• Identify and correct errors in the financials

• Assist in the creation of the operating and capital budgets

• Consult with management to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making

• Partner with all levels of the organization to provide ad hoc financial analysis

• Drive process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function

• Gain and update job knowledge to remain informed about relevant regulations and innovation in the finance field

• Cross-training on general accounting tasks to back-up the Accountant and Senior Accountant as needed

• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or related field

• Two or more years of work experience as a financial analyst

• Advanced knowledge and skills in financial modeling, forecasting and reconciliation

• Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills; ability to write succinctly, use appropriate graphical displays, and verbally communicate complex financial concepts and meaning behind data

• Advanced Microsoft Office skills

• Ability to work independently, prioritize projects and take initiative for one's own work


• Finance or accounting experience in the non-profit field

• Experience working with SAGE/MIP/Abila accounting software

• Comprehensive understanding of non-profit accounting

• Knowledge and understanding of the OMB Uniform Guidance


DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree