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DC - Federal Senior Financial Analyst

  • 1.  DC - Federal Senior Financial Analyst

    Posted 09-13-2022 10:57 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 09-13-2022 10:59 AM

    Ripple Effect is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst with at least 9 years of experience to support our client's mission. This role will work closely with the Office of Research Facilities (ORF) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). If this position sounds of interest, there's a place for you here at Ripple Effect! We are a diverse, progressive, and engaging work environment. We offer a multitude of incentives and flexible work options that work for you and your lifestyle.

    Job Description

    The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for all aspects of federal budget execution, including daily reporting, updating dashboards, and ad hoc queries. We are looking for someone who is comfortable learning new software and knows how to harness technology to accomplish project goals. The ideal candidate will have strong, proven interpersonal skills. The individual will be adept at completing multiple projects and have excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Experience with federal financial analysis is required for this position.

    General Information

    • Job Code: PRO-FN-05T
    • Location: NIH Campuses - Bethesda, MD
    • Employee Type: Exempt, Full-Time Regular
    • Telework: Hybrid
    • Clearance: Public Trust
    • Number of Openings: 1
    • Salary Range: $108,000 - $123,000 (how we pay and promote)


    • Reviews the quality of budget and financial data to identify data quality issues, identify data gaps, ensure compliance with financial policies and reconcile budget balances.
    • Compiles budget and other financial data in the preparation of budgets, forecasts and other financial reports and analyses.
    • Ensures financial spending conforms to federal and NIH budgetary policies and limits.
    • Periodically analyzes trend data affecting budgetary and financial trends and develops meaningful and useful reports for stakeholders.
    • Prepares recommendations to conform with budgetary policies and achieve financial objectives.
    • May support data entry and recordkeeping of budget and financial information.
    • Develops briefing materials for senior executives and develop approaches to solve complex issues requiring advanced knowledge of finances, budgeting, regulations, or policy.
    • Utilizes financial modeling and data analytic tools to analyze data and produce financial summaries.
    • Mentors both junior and senior team members and review the technical work of team members, before delivery.
    • Develops automated forecasting and reporting tools to increase productivity.
    • Contribute to the development and monitoring of KPIs and financial metrics and explains unexpected variances.
    • May contribute to proposal writing and technical solutions for relevant projects.
    • May contribute to the selection or implementation of technologies that support financial and budgeting activities.
    • Contributes to new processes and procedures to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the team's operations.
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


    Minimum Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
    • 9 years of relevant experience

    Basic Requirements

    • Federal budget formulation or execution experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including proficiency with pivot tables
    • Ability to access and manipulate significant amounts of complex data
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Highly organized, efficient, and extremely detail-oriented
    • Ability to prioritize among multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Ability to work independently and know when to seek assistance
    • Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication skills, including professional emails

    To be successful at Ripple Effect, you must be able to pay attention to details, clearly communicate, work independently, and have an eagerness to learn. Learn more about what it takes to become a Rippler here.

    Skills That Set You Apart

    • Master's degree in business or related field
    • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2016, Access, and government financial systems
    • Experience with Power Platform, including PowerQuery and PowerAutomate

    If you don't have all of the skills above, don't be discouraged-no resume paints a complete picture of a person. There's a good chance you're more wonderful than you think, so please apply!

    About Ripple Effect

    Ripple Effect is an award winning women-owned small business providing provides professional consulting and exceptional talent for federal, private, and non-profit clients. We deliver multi-disciplinary solutions across communications & outreach, research & evaluation, policy & program management, and strategic staffing solutions with a focus on science, research and healthcare domains.

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    Ripple Effect rewards our employees for their contributions to our mission in many ways, from competitive pay and exceptional benefits to a range of work/life programs based on your employment classification and personalized preferences.


    Ripple Effect is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, political affiliation, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the hiring process, please let us know by contacting our HR department at HR@rippleeffect.com or your recruiter. Eligibility for employment will be verified using E-verify.

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    Margaret Johnson
    Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Ripple Effect
    9600 Blackwell Road, Suite 210
    Rockville MD