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Grant Financial Analyst

Position Summary

The Grant Financial Analyst – Social Venture role works as part of a team of -16 accountants, providing direct client support and addressing the accounting and analytical needs of our fiscally sponsored organizations. Reporting to the Accounting Manager – Social Ventures, this role is strategically minded and assists our partners in achieving their mission by supporting their financial processes including, financial planning and budgeting, analysing financials and grant management for foundation and governmental funds.  This role will develop financial models, prepare projections, provide monthly financial reports which include key metrics, graphical presentations, and variance analysis for presentation to partners and senior management. This role will drive impact and foster a culture that is grounded in Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) and Tides core values – Respect, Accountability, Creativity, Equity and Empowerment. 

Working at Tides connects you with world-class teammates, enduring relationships, and an inspired sense of purpose—while our employee benefits support our team's talent and well-being. This is an exciting time to join Tides. In the past, Tides staff have worked predominantly from our offices in San Francisco and New York. Today, our hybrid work model supports staff with remote work from anywhere in the United States. We will be reopening our offices in the future, date to be determined.

The Grant Financial Analyst – Social Ventures is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service related to accounting, reporting, grant management, budgeting, and analysis including consistent accounting treatment of all transactions and timely, accurate reporting
  • Ensures that the daily financial and accounting functions are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and all applicable regulatory requirements including those set forth by the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and legal rules and regulations for non-profit operations designated as IRS 501(C)(3) and 501(C)(4) organizations
  • Provides documentation for the federal and state tax return preparation, and supports annual financial audits and single audits (OMB A-133) as needed including agency monitoring visits, and ensuring “audit readiness” of assigned grants
  • Training all project staff to fully understand and analyze financial statements.
  • Approve all cash disbursements for partner caseload and monitor partner cash flow to ensure compliance with funder regulations and Tides’ cash management policies
  • Ensure financial transactions are recorded with precision to ensure compliance and adherence to proposed budgets and accurate financial and progress reporting.
  • Participate in monitoring of financial compliance issues and grant guidelines
  • Prepares and presents monthly financial reporting package which includes statement of financial position, statement of activities, cash-flow reports, tracking KPIs, budgets / re-forecasts and written variance analysis to partners and external / internal management team
  • Participates in evaluating, improving and documenting policies and procedures related to fiscal sponsorship financial services
  • May be required to train and/or guide other team members
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experiential knowledge of FAR, CFR and relevant OMB circulars as well as GAAP/FASB standards.
  • Demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of internal and external clients; ability to strive for high level of client satisfaction
  • Proven track record of maintaining effective internal controls and developing efficient financial policies and procedure
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to see the big picture while understanding the details involved and the ramifications of the decisions made.  Ability to present financial information and models in a concise and easily comprehensible manner.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills with the proven ability to support workflow processes that ensure high degrees of accuracy and accountability within team members
  • Identify opportunities for performance improvement across the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with a diverse team, with attention to collaboration and working collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties
  • Demonstrated ability to hold information confidential with excellent judgment
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain high-level and consistent work ethic in working relationships and all work related duties 
  • Self-motivated and organized with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to be both diplomatic and confident
  • Proficient in enterprise-wide accounting systems such as NetSuite, Blackbaud Financial Edge or Microsoft Dynamics
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite of products and Salesforce. Strong working knowledge of Excel and financial modeling


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting / Finance or related field or equivalent is required
  • 5+ years relevant experience working in a similar position
  • Non-profit accounting, government grant management and financial analysis experience strongly preferred


Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter online. Your cover letter should express your interest in working for Tides and your qualifications for the role. You may also share your detailed LinkedIn profile with us. Tides is an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion and we look forward to reviewing applications from all who are qualified to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Applicants with Disabilities:

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

United States