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Finance & Accounting
Social, Statistical, & Environmental Sciences
190JR Requisition #
RTI’s Office of Finance is seeking an experienced Financial Analyst to support the Social, Statistical, & Environmental Sciences research group.  In this role, you will be responsible for the daily financial management of a portfolio of research projects.  You will be working closely with research staff in analyzing the financial status of research projects, performing risk assessments, and providing proactive guidance to business partners based on ongoing management of a project portfolio.

This role requires the ability to provide clear, concise and sound guidance on project financial information to multiple stakeholders. You'll need excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Institute.   This position provides an opportunity to work in a fast-paced and exciting organization and set the stage for future growth opportunities within the company.

This position can be located in Research Triangle Park, NC or Waltham, MA. 

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• Perform on-going project financial analysis; including ability to conduct profitability analysis, forecast costs and variances and fee deviations
• Perform on-going project review including; review of actual costs for proper charging and accuracy; initiate journal entries; review invoices; and support processing payment approvals
• Ensure that all projects are reviewed on monthly basis and summarization of financial condition of project is communicated to project leaders
• Provide effective guidance to project leader and team management regarding potential change in statement of work requiring revised budget
• Prepare monthly progress reports including project forecasts and resource projections for client 
• Support preparation of continuation applications/carry over fund budgets; prepare add-on budgets
• Review initial project authorizations and project setup for accuracy, review/solicit guidance for understanding of relevant terms and conditions applicable to contract  
• Provide overflow support for proposals as needed

• Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance with 3+ years of experience required or Masters degree with one year of relevant experience
• Relevant experience is defined as financial analysis work
• Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
• Ability to obtain proper security clearances as noted by contracts
• Knowledge of US Government contractors, the Federal Acquisition Regulations  a plus
• Ability to learn new systems and familiarity with accounting systems a plus
• Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa sponsorship


Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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