United States of America: Budget Analyst – BUDGE01033-00001

Organization: US Institute of Peace
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) prevents, mitigates and resolves violent conflicts around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and providing analysis, education and resources to those working for peace.

These are the values we expect each USIP employee to live up to in their work and in their interactions with their colleagues.

  • Commitment
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Openness


The budget analyst is responsible for supporting the budget and accounting teams in matters related to organizational budget execution, interagency financial operations, and systems support. The incumbent must have strong technical, analytic, and organizational skills. The individual must have the capability to operationalize concepts, communicate effectively, and execute in a systematic, timely and efficient way. An appreciation for and dedication to customer service is critical.


Coordinates and prepares financial and management reports:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for reporting related needs for the Institute
  • Responsible for creating and distributing financial and management reports
  • Query relevant data from different databases and convey results as necessary
  • Assist with producing interagency agreement financial reports
  • Design and create report dashboards for programs
  • Identify improvements in the reporting process and system
  • Conducting budget and spending analysis as requested.

Conducts day-to-day financial and management activities, including:

  • Performing reviews of budgets, obligations, and expenditures
  • Making budgetary changes such as fund transfers, allocation of funds to projects and activities and creation of budgets and accounting lines.
  • Performing progressively complex administrative and analytical duties connected with the formulation, justification, presentation, execution, accountability, and review of the Institute’s budgets and finances.

Facilitates the development and execution of interagency agreements by:

  • Tracking all agreements from development through closeout.
  • Notifying Institute key personnel of new agreements in effect and coordinate setting up new agreements in financial management systems.
  • Liaising between finance and program teams as necessary to ensure proper development and execution of agreements throughout their life cycle.

Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals of countries listed in a U.S. Collective Defense Arrangement per the Department of State. To see a list of those countries, go to http://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty/collectivedefense/index.htm
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, public administration, or management related field required.
  • A Master in Public Administration or related field is a plus.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of professional experience in a related field or any combination of education and experience is required.
  • Knowledge of federal government budgeting and financial management principles.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate allocations and expenditures.
  • Experience in use of financial or accounting information systems and tools, including databases and spreadsheet applications (e.g., Momentum, QuickBooks, QuickBase, and Microsoft Excel).
  • Very effective at providing timely, concise, audience-appropriate information orally and in writing.
  • Strong collaboration and team-building skills with a track record of building strong, enduring relationships with staff and customers.
  • Able to maximize time to produce timely, high-quality results.
  • Very skilled and committed to meeting expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Experience supporting international financial operations.

Note: The hiring for this position is contingent on funding.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

  1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary history.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

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Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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