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30 Nov 2021

Full-Time Senior Financial Analyst (NYC or Wash, DC)

Access Now – Posted by New York, New York, United States

Job Description

The Organization and Role


About Access Now 

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.


About this role 

The Senior Financial Analyst implements finance, accounting and reporting activities, and assists in the day-to-day finance operations of Access now’s global budget of approximately $10 million. The Senior Financial Analyst supports the key objectives of Access Now by ensuring that the Organization has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation, and leads for exceptional audit results.


The Senior Financial Analyst works closely with the global Finance Team, program leaders and Team Members, to educate on finance and accounting procedures, and to explore how the Finance Team can support program operations. The Senior Financial Analyst reports through the Controller.


What you will do


As Senior Financial Analyst you will drive and support activities that span our global finance functions, with varying duties specific to the financial operations of our Costa Rica, Europe, Tunisia, and/or US finance centers. Duties will include, and not be limited to:

  • Produce monthly, quarterly, yearly combined Financial Statement and Analysis
  • Assisting with budgeting and monthly close processes
  • Update and project cash flows, and review revenue recognition
  • Review internal controls and processes
  • Ensure compliance with financial guidelines, Organizational policies, and relevant legal regulations
  • Prepare audit schedules and provide support for audit activities
  • Review net assets and restricted cash analysis
  • Assist with grants finance
  • Recommend policy and process improvements
  • Partner with regional accountants across global regions to review local financial statements
  • Prepare and produce budget documents, and actual-to-budget analyses for division directors
  • Prepare financial statements and analysis for board meetings
  • Lead in research of financial strategies, and implementation of systems
  • Assist in global implementation of the annual RightsCon summit series
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Skills, education, and mindset you will bring

  • At least four years experience in financial planning, analysis, and modeling, with a strong working knowledge of financial strategies
  • Strong financial reporting experience, along with the ability to present financial information to a non-financial audience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SAP, Oracle, or related financial systems, with advanced Excel (pivot and Vlookup function) and Google Sheets expertise
  • Currency experience other than USD
  • Demonstrated budgeting, internal controls, and audit experience
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, detail-oriented, and to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in another language relevant to Access Now; e.g. Arabic, French, or Spanish is helpful
  • Appropriate education and work preparation for the role, with bachelor and/or master degree equivalent in finance, accounting, or a related field, preferred


The Details



This is a full-time position, aligned with our New York City or Washington, DC office presences. At this time most Access Now Team Members are working through hybrid office arrangements, combining remote at-home work with intermittent use of offices and/or co-working spaces. The successful candidate must possess the right to work in the location in which they will be based. We are unable to sponsor visas or relocations for this role.



Access Now offers competitive compensation in line with skills and experience, and benefits packages that align with our office localities. Initial placement within the salary range for this role is anticipated between $5,830 and $7,080 USD gross monthly – and will be determined by depth of experience and preparation. Benefits for this specific role include paid healthcare – medical, dental, and vision insurance – as well as access to a 401k retirement savings program match, among others. While specific compensation, supplementary insurance, and other benefits vary by region, all Access Now Team Members benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:


  • Work-life balance…including a generous paid time-off program between 36 and 40 days annually
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Extensive workplace flexibility
  • Organizational resilience and support for all team members, including paid family leave and employee assistance programs
  • Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals
  • Opportunities to recharge (including one month of paid refresher leave after 4 years)




We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We are interested in receiving applications from people who consider themselves as under-represented in their talent communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.


Published 2021-11-30

How to Apply

How to Apply   Please submit the following documents:
  • Résumé/CV (removing allpersonally identifying information such as age, gender, marital status, address, and photo)
  • Thoughtful cover letter outlining your suitability for our role, with particular attention to your experience aligning to the core functions
  Our hiring teams review applications submitted through our Career Openings page; email submissions are not accepted. Please note that if you are applying via a link in a 3rd party system (examples: Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn), be sure that you are properly uploading a distinct Cover Letter and a separate CV/Resume.   In order for us to communicate with you on the status of your application, please add to your contacts list, and check spam or junk folders so that you do not miss updates from us.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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