Senior Financial Analyst

Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Department: Finance & Administration

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, D.C. and a diverse staff of more than 150 professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $29 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory. The Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its current and next Strategic Plan.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought ground-breaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, has led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to

The Role: The Senior Financial Information Analyst will be responsible for coordinating, supporting and managing the annual budget process and help ensure the financial sustainability of the Center. This role will manage and maintain a tracking system of organizational progress on key indicators.


  • Assist in developing, create and disseminate finance/budget policies and procedures for the Center in collaboration with the Director of Finance & Budget
  • Provide quality control oversight on data entering tracking system;
  • Assist Senior Director in managing the organization-wide annual budget and reforecast processes;
  • Assist on financial reporting and financial performance review and analysis including the production and review of standard and ad hoc financial reports for the Board of Directors and Management;
  • Review and monitor revenues, expenditures and trends organization-wide and formulate recommended actions to Senior Director;
  • Work directly with the Senior Director to support the Board Finance Committee;
  • Develop and foster strong working relationships with internal stakeholders while providing financial expertise and analysis that will support the achievement of program objectives
  • Develop revenue and expense projections on a regular and ad hoc basis. 
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual Operating/Finance statements
  • Prepare and analyze driver report, provide trend analyses, forecasting, work with programs on budgets and opportunities for cost savings
  • Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation
  • Analyze and communicate current variances to budget to Sr. Director Finance & Administration, Program/Budget Managers and Directors, and where required; prepare variance reports for review by management detailing expenses by category, highlighting potential problem areas or opportunities, and make recommendations for changes to forecasted amounts
  • Consult with Directors and/or Development to review budget requests and grant allocations. Ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes
  • Perform data entry of information into Power Plan by category or general ledger account, when necessary
  • Perform budget maintenance in Power Plan as directed by Sr Director Finance and Administration.
  • Monitor internal budgeting software ensuring integrity of data, continuity of system interfaces, readiness for annual budget cycle and quarterly projections.
  • Become familiar with the Allocation Methodology and perform future annual updates to the Allocation Methodology
  • Collaborate with Human Resources to respond and answer any headcount inquires
  • Provide training to other key users of tracking system(s)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Critical Position Behaviors: 

  1. Initiative: Effectively responds to pressure or crisis situations and acts professionally.  Uses resources well.  Follows through on ideas, assignments and open issues.  Must possess a "can-do" and "will-do" attitude.
  2. Flexibility/Adaptability: Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups.  Understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives, adapting one's approach as the requirements of a situation change.  "Out of the box" thinking is a plus.
  3. Energy Level: High energy level and enthusiasm for the position.
  4. Independent Worker/Thinker: Must have the ability to work independently and in a team setting. 
  5. Confident: Must possess and exhibit a level of confidence in themselves and his/her work, but be able to take direction and criticism professionally. 
  6. Results Oriented: Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner.


  • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Five years' experience in project planning and business analysis.
  • Excellent presentation, writing and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Have the ability to organize and drive projects to a timely completion.
  • Must be outstanding with analytical, problem-solving, and creative thinking abilities.
  • Have a willingness to tackle difficult and complex problems.
  • Excellent computer skills with Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Commitment to reproductive rights and/or women's rights issues is preferred.

Compensation:  The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.  Please submit all of your materials as a single PDF under either the cv/resume or cover letter upload option.

Deadline for Applications:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Please note that all genuine Center openings must be applied through the Center website.  The Center does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process (application, interviews, or selection). Nor does it request any medical examinations or bank account information as part of this process.  If someone contacts, you on behalf of the Center requesting payment for your application, please notify before taking any further action.  


Finance & Administration
New York City