Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst 150 150
Make the Road States
January 27, 2022
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Make the Road States builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road States operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRS tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)

MRS is a multi-service organization.  Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visit program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more."

The Finance Department of MRStates is a small, but rapidly growing, fast paced unit that manages the organization’s complex finances and multiple States’ budgets. This position will be based in MRStates’ finance office in Bushwick, Brooklyn located off the L train (Jefferson Avenue stop).

Current Opening:

Make the Road States seeks a Fiscal Analyst to be responsible for timely and thorough billing and analysis of City, State and Federal agency funding and contracts.  The Fiscal Analyst will provide support to a rapidly growing organization and will report directly to our Manager of Grants Finance. This is an ideal position for an analytical person with accounting experience who is interested in fiscal grant and contract management at a not-for-profit organization. MRStates is a multi-faceted organization, and this position requires flexibility, a positive attitude, impeccable time management skills, rigorous attention to detail, a sense of humor and the ability to handle many tasks and manage competing priorities. This position is temporarily remote.


  • Prepare invoices and vouchers for contracts per respective agencies’ policies and procedures and submit to agency on time.
  • Pull and maintain backup documentation and analysis to support invoices and vouchers.
  • Work closely with other members of the finance department and department directors to develop budgets and budget modifications.
  • Ensure compliance with all government regulations, including A-122 related items (i.e., unallowable costs, administrative and clerical charges, Timesheet/Program Activity Reporting).
  • Help maintain and track staffing allocations for government grants
  • Assist with individual funder and annual agency fiscal audits
  • Other analysis, projects and administrative functions as required by supervisor.


  • High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-starter and highly motivated to produce excellent results under minimum supervision
  • Must be analytical with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, trustworthy and able to handle sensitive materials.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • One to two years of progressive accounting experience preferred, preferably in a not-for-profit setting
  • Highly analytical and able to make independent decisions based on data and facts
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and experience with accounting software, preferably Abila MIP.
  • Possess a commitment to collective action and community organizing.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus/not required/mandatory.
  • Required to be fully vaccinated with a FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine prior first day of employment.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. MRS offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days.

How to Apply:

Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all documents at the Make the Road States Career Center.


MRS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.

How To Apply

Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all documents at the Make the Road States Career Center.