Financial Analyst

The Trust for Public Land
June 5, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
101 Montgomery


The Financial Analyst is responsible for a wide variety of financial planning, reporting, and analysis. We value those candidates displaying a customer service philosophy and a strategic problem-solving approach, superb communication skills and the ability to think through planning and analysis at both a strategic and operational level in a highly organized manner.


Budgeting and Forecasting (40%)

  • Consolidate office and program budgets and projections; analyze variances.
  • Lead the monthly forecasting update process.
  • Create and develop budget/forecasting templates for cross-functional areas.
  • Create ad hoc budgets and projections for cross-functional areas upon request.

Financial Analysis & Reporting (40%)

  • Produce monthly financial statements for the organization, programs and regional offices.
  • Track actual spending and analyze variances.
  • Produce interim and final donor financial reports; analyze variances and flag discrepancies.

Systems Administration (20%)

  • Lead the monthly Finance System upload
  • Create new ad hoc reporting using the Macros and MDX.
  • Maintain the Finance System dimensions


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics or Business
  • At least 3 to 5 years of professional related experience in budgeting or accounting positions, preferably in a not-for-profit environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key accounting, finance and budget principles.
  • Strong technical skills and database savvy.
  • Excellent communication skills are required, as is the ability to work cooperatively with different personalities and financial aptitudes across the organization.
  • Superior analytical skills and ability to manipulate large datasets.
  • A strong ability to work and think independently and maintain a questioning mind.
  • Ability to problem solve and come up with strategies to improve processes and systems.
  • Ability to keep confidential information.

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