Who we are
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone. Vera is committed to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and strengthening families and communities.
We drive change by:
Studying problems that impede human dignity and justice.
Piloting solutions that are at once transformative and achievable.
Engaging diverse communities in informed debate.
Harnessing the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice.
We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day-from mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace-specifically, we value diverse experiences regarding educational background and justice system contact. We hire employees that reflect our values: respect, independence, collaboration, and commitment.
You can expect to work with a team of amazing people who have tenacity, are creative, scrappy, and are committed to getting the work done. Why? Because our work is urgent, impactful, and more important than ever.
You will have great benefits, and work-life balance. Driving meaningful change is hard work. But we also know that you have a life, places to go, and people to see. If you want to learn more about life at Vera, click here
What you'll do:
The Financial Analyst main responsibility is to provide monthly financial information to center and project directors about their unit/program's financial position. The Financial Analyst compiles/consolidates, updates and monitor spending for all budgets housed under each unit. In conjunction with unit directors, the Financial Analyst assists in preparing funders budget and narrative for submission. When awards are approved, the Financial Analyst prepares monthly invoices and financial reports (quarterly, semi-annual & annually) for submission to funders and assist with any budget modifications and extensions as needed.
Specific responsibilities include:
Financial Data Analysis
Analyze and review financial data in Adaptive Insights and work closely with program and business unit directors in updating the forecast for staff allocations and other than personnel expenses.
Making any necessary adjustments in Abila MIP to ensure expenses are allowable by the funder.
Provide monthly updates about the financial status of all funded programs.
Creating financial reports
Update workpapers and prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually financial reports to funders.
Pull any required backup documentations including but not limited to payroll registers, timesheets, receipts etc.
Create and set up projects, timecard codes in both Abila and ADP.
Review payroll files and journals before transmitting in ADP and posting in Abila.
Review and makes changes to monthy central charges and multipliers files before posing.
Review and allocated monthly Verizon costs for staff assigned to their programs/units
Budget Modification & Proposal Submissions
Advise program directors about any possible budget modifications.
Assist program and business unit directors in putting together budget and narrative proposals for submission.
Skills and Qualifications
BA/BS/BBA in accounting, finance, or other related business field.
Minimum of 5 years professional experience
2 + years of experience with government grants and contracts
Strong organizational skills, and the ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and work under deadlines.
Advanced knowledge of Excel; knowledge of other Microsoft Office Suite programs Outlook and Word.
Knowledge with Abila MIP and Adaptive Insights is a plus.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes excellent benefits. Vera believes in compensating its staff members at or above market.
How to apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Online submission in PDF format is preferred.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
ATTN: People Resources / Financial Analyst
Vera Institute of Justice
34 35th St, Suite 4-2A
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Fax: (212) 941-9407
Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status or current employment status.
Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally
connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
For more information about Vera and our work, please visit http://www.vera.org
Vera Institute Of Justice