Business Analyst, Center on Immigration and Justice (NYC or remote)

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Published 18 days ago

Who we are

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone. Vera is committed to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and strengthening families and communities.

  • We study problems that impede human dignity and justice.
  • We pilot solutions that are at once transformative and achievable.
  • We engage diverse communities in informed debate.
  • And we harness the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice.

We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement to the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable, marginalized, and harmed by crime and violence. Vera has a staff of almost 300 people and offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace. We expect our staff to embody respect, independence, collaboration, commitment, anti-racism, and equity—both in our outward-facing work and the internal culture of our workplace. We value a range of experiences in people’s educational backgrounds and encourage people who have been directly impacted by the immigration or criminal justice systems to apply.

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What you'll do:

The Business Analyst will support the Budget and Contract Compliance Manager in overseeing the invoicing, budgeting, and contracting processes across the EOIR Orientation Programs - Legal Orientation Program (LOP), Legal Orientation Program for Custodians (LOPC), Immigration Court Helpdesk (ICH), and the Family Group Legal Orientation Program (FGLOP).

In this role, you will:

Development of Budgets and Forecasting

  • Working with the Program Director and Budget & Contract Compliance Manager, the Business Analyst will be responsible for compiling and consolidating program budgets, updating forecasts throughout the year and ensuring that budget vs. actuals are closely monitored.

Assessing financial operations and working with managers to implement best practices recommendations to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

  • The Business Analyst will provide creative alternatives and recommendations to systematize the budget review and approval process in a high-volume setting.

Coordinating invoice audit and budget activities with the Coordinator

  • Providing training and support to staff by coordinating invoice audit and budget activities and answering questions related to compliance with federal regulations and contract billing requirements. The Business Analyst will also review staff’s work to ensure compliance;

Perform ad hoc spending and budget analysis and special project as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned by Budget and Contract Compliance Manager

What qualifications do you need?


  • 3-5 years in finance or other related business field.
  • High proficiency with MS Excel.
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for not-for-profit organizations as well as Uniform Guidance for Federal awards.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; must be able to effectively communicate financial information in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and work under deadlines.
  • Ability to work collegially in an open and collaborative team environment; patient and approachable.


  • 2+ years’ experience in grant and contract financial analysis and compliance in a not-for-profit or social service setting; experience with expense allocations and managing multiple contracts at a time.
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent, with a focus on management accounting

List of required software applications:

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel; knowledge of other Microsoft Office Suite programs Outlook and Word.

Applications may also be faxed to:

ATTN: Human Resources / Business Analyst, CIJ

Vera Institute of Justice

34 35th St, Suite 4-2A, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.

No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

For more information about Vera, please visit

Who we are

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone. Vera is committed to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level


Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
34 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232, United States

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