Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and 5,600 Girl Up Clubs in more than 130 countries, we’ve trained 125,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our programs, girls broaden their social impact skill set, benefit from a platform to tell their stories, and apply STEM for social good. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, help raise millions of dollars to support United Nations programs that reach tens of thousands of girls around the world, and build community-based movements.
The core values on which Girl Up exists guide our team and our work. Girl Up is a Youth-Centered leadership development initiative working to achieve gender equity worldwide. We commit to supporting our young leaders in their Passionate Action for social change and seek feedback from our Global Community to ensure Accountability in maintaining our values. Learn more about our work and our values at GirlUp.org.
Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide. The United Nations Foundation is an independent charitable organization created to be a strategic partner for the United Nations to address humanity’s greatest challenges, build initiatives across sectors to solve problems at scale, and drive global progress.
The Manager, Finance will be responsible for Girl Up’s budgeting, financial analysis, and finance operations. The Manager, Finance will report to the Senior Director, Global Operations. She/he/they will also collaborate closely with all members of the Girl Up team and liaise directly with UNF Finance colleagues.
This is a DC-based or U.S. remote position.
Budgeting and Financial Analysis (50%)
- Lead budgeting and financial analysis for all of Girl Up, including preparing financial reporting and forecasting for Girl Up leadership and donors
- Lead the annual budget development process and mid-year budget assessment
- Review Girl Up’s expenditures to code expenses and prepare monthly budget-to-actual reports to reflect actual and projected expenses
- Lead monthly budget review meetings with Girl Up Senior Leadership and provide financial analysis, including providing budget variance analysis and expenditure recommendations where needed
- Prepare accurate forecast models to project cashflow needs
- Proactively identify and resolve budget and expense issues, including as related to variances
- Work with Senior Director to ensure staff salaries are correctly allocated across funders and projects on a monthly basis
- Prepare annual and quarterly financial reports for Girl Up donors as needed
- Respond to ad hoc donor requests for budget and expenditure information and analysis
- Prepare budgets for new funding proposals
- Create and maintain visual tools for financial management and analysis including dashboards, budget worksheets, and presentations
- Maintain working knowledge of the UNF agreement process (for both contracts and grants)
- Maintain an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF’s finance/contracts team as needed
- Maintain strong knowledge of UNF's Salesforce database to be able to extract information and prepare reports
- Serve as Girl Up’s primary point of contact for all budgeting and financial analysis functions, both within Girl Up and with UNF’s Business Services, Budgeting & Reporting (BSBR) department.
Financial Operations (50%)
- Process and track Girl Up grants in collaboration with UNF Finance, manage grant disbursements, and monitor grant reporting
- Review and monitor for finance purposes all Girl Up contracts related to funding or payments, paying close attention to compliance, and supporting with UNF’s internal contract review process as needed
- Process and track Girl Up payments, including for contracts, grants and LOIs, liaising closely with Girl Up team members to ensure timely and accurate payments
- Support program and operations team members with mini-grants and scholarships for youth participants and our relationship with the third-party payment vendor, providing guidance and support with troubleshooting as needed
- Prepare monthly reports for outstanding invoices and manage the list of accruals submitted to UNF’s Finance department
- Track and monitor restricted and unrestricted donor funds and cash balances.
- Prepare monthly expense reports for Girl Up Senior Leadership
- Review staff expense reports and reimbursement claims and ensure program expenses are allocated appropriately and comply with relevant expense policies
- Review accounting ledger entries monthly for expense categorization, compliance, and accuracy and request reclass/revisions when necessary
- Support USG funding opportunities and prepare necessary USG reporting
- Maintain strong working knowledge of USG compliance terms and applicable flow-downs
- Proactively identify, investigate, negotiate, and resolve issues related to financial operations in coordination with Girl Up team members and UNF colleagues, providing timely and accurate updates as needed
- Maintain annual audit records and respond to auditors’ requests for information
- As appropriate, develop and implement new financial management policies and procedures in line with UNF and funder requirements to increase workflow and standardize practices
- Provide appropriate training and support to Girl Up’s regional and affiliate teams around financial management, budgeting, and reporting
- Serve as Girl Up’s primary point of contact for all financial operations functions, both within Girl Up and with UNF’s Finance department
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree required
- At least 6 years of related professional experience, preferably in budget development, financial management and analysis, and/or business administration
- Demonstrated success with nonprofit budgeting, particularly managing complex budgets
- Strong financial analysis and communication skills
- Strong Excel skills required
- Experience preparing detailed financial reporting for donors
- Proficiency with accounting software and data management systems required
- Familiarity with Salesforce and Blackbaud’s Financial Edge preferred
- Prior experience in managing funds from the U.S. Government strongly preferred
- Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
- Desire to support non-finance staff on expenses, budgeting and work planning issues
- Commitment to girls’ leadership and gender equality
- Established reputation for integrity, confidentiality, and discretion
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment
- Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
- Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy