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Grants and Financial Analyst

New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. We generate big ideas, bridge the gap between technology and policy, and curate broad public conversation. Structurally, we combine the best of a policy research institute, technology laboratory, public forum, media platform, and a venture capital fund for ideas. We are a distinctive community of thinkers, writers, researchers, technologists, and community activists who believe deeply in the possibility of American renewal.

The Finance team is a crucial aspect of New America’s central services group; providing support to our programs and leadership on day to day fiscal matters as well as grant budgeting, reporting, and analysis. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Finance Team in the capacity of the Grants and Financial Analyst. The ideal candidate is a resourceful relationship builder who is detail-oriented and able to handle multiple priorities within a tight timeline.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Budget, Grants, and Reporting, the Grants and Financial Analyst oversees Private and Public grants accepted by New America. The Analyst reviews all grant applications, verifying that all inputs are correct and budgets meet application requirements as well as corporate policies. This position is responsible for providing analytical and operational support within the Finance department to serve New America’s wider organizational needs regarding the administration of the Grants Management process.  Additionally, this position supports the Finance department through the preparation and dissemination of monthly programmatic financial statements. 


Grant and Contract Administration; Financial Management and Compliance:

  • Responds to queries relating to grant expenditures, budgets, and carryover balances.
  • Coordinates with Program departments in preparing interim forecasts and final accounting of program activity.
  • Maintains corporate guidelines, policies and procedures for grant financial management and compliance.
  • Reviews all new grants, contracts and MOUs and their amendments; negotiates terms and conditions as needed.
  • Serves as point of contact for assistance with contractual, financial and compliance issues related to incoming grants.
  • Ensures grant files are up to date with original agreements and copies of all modifications, correspondence and reports.
  • Follows the grant cycle from proposal to close-out, ensuring compliance and fiscal strategies are carried throughout.

Financial Accounting, Analysis and Reporting:

  • Prepares and disseminates monthly internal financial reports.
  • Prepares routine and more complex journal entries and reclasses.
  • Prepares projections of spending to ensure that budgets are not exceeded, with a particular focus on the multi-year grants and grants that span fiscal years.
  • Uses information from internal accounting systems to prepare financial reports required by various grantors.

Training and Capacity Building:

Works with all NA programs, NA hubs, and partners to ensure they have the capacity to handle grants in all financial and compliance aspects.
Provides advice on compliance as managers plan new grants.
Trains staff in general financial management, full cost recovery, sub-recipient and partner monitoring, budgeting, and donor regulations.

PRINCIPLE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: The Grants and Financial Analyst will work frequently with finance personnel, NA program managers and their units, program personnel with and without an accounting or grant management background, staff in government agencies managing grants, and auditors.


  • BA or BA equivalent in Business, Accounting, Finance or Economics. Direct experience such as grants management, budget coordination and financial management experience may substitute.
  • 2 years prior experience in a related field preferred.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills, and ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely.
  • Knowledge of standard financial reporting requirements for US Federal Government and Foundation grants.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel, including working knowledge of the pivot table and Jet report functions.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, but knowing when to seek additional assistance.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively as part of a work team, responding to frequent demands of multiple customers (internal and external).

All candidates are subject to legal background checks in the United States. New America is an equal opportunity employer. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual.

Application Process:

Please provide a resume and cover letter, detailing how your experience meets or exceeds the qualifications and expectations for this position.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Please, no phone calls or emails.

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

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