Budget Analyst, UCP - NYC, LA

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Vera Institute of Justice | New York, NY

Vera Institute of Justice

Published 8 days ago


Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.

Please note that our Manhattan office will be relocating to Industry City in Brooklyn, NY this year.

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.
  • 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 the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace—specifically, we value diverse experiences with regard to educational background and justice system contact. We hire employees that reflect our values: respect, independence, collaboration, and commitment.


About our Program: 

Unaccompanied Children Program (UCP) 

UCP is a national network that provides legal information and pro bono assistance to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings, both in, and released from, federal custody. The program is responsible for managing this network, including monitoring compliance with subcontracts, determining and promoting best practices, and providing technical assistance to subcontractors. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team comprised of passionate, bright, and diverse individuals working on immigration reform and protecting disenfranchised individuals. 


About the Role

Reporting to the Program Director, the Business Analyst will be responsible for the following: 

  • Development of Budgets and Forecasts: Working with the Program Director, 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. They will also serve as a thought partner with the Program Director on budget modeling and planning. 
  • The Business Analyst will provide creative alternatives and recommendations to systematize the budget review and approval process in a high-volume setting.    
  • In collaboration with UCP management, the Business Analyst will help to develop and establish process that will be used by team members in the monthly review and approval of invoices.  
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and special projects as requested. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.  



  • BA/BS/BBA in accounting, finance, or other related business field. 
  • 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. 
  • Experience with government contracts 
  • 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.  
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel; knowledge of other Microsoft Office Suite programs Outlook and Word.



Low to mid 70’s commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits. 


How to apply 

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Online submission in PDF format is preferred. 


However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to 

ATTN: Human Resources / Business Analyst, UCP

Vera Institute of Justice 

233 Broadway, 12th Floor 

New York, NY 10279 

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 or current employment 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 and our work, please visit 

Please note that our Manhattan office will be relocating to Industry City in Brooklyn, NY this year.

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule


New York, NY