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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Manager/Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (10-11)

Location: North America
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code: 3511


Job Title/Grade:    Manager/Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (10-11)

Reports to:            Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

Department :         Finance

Date :                     February 13, 2018


Function of the Position:

The Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis is a full-time, professional role providing a range of financial support to the growth and effective management of the DAI and its various business units. The Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for supporting Corporate and Business Unit investment decisions via preparation of business cases and DCF modeling that includes preparation of investment models, supporting annual and quarterly budget and forecasting process, and development of NICRA strategies to maximize profit as well as ad hoc financial analysis. The role requires the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines, extreme attention to detail, and consistently accurate, high quality financial analyses.  


Roles and Responsibilities:

Investment Analysis

  • Assistance in preparing comprehensive business cases and DCF modeling to support go/no go decisions for potential investment opportunities.  Business cases should also include impacts to forecasted balance sheets and income statements.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of investments including Post Investment Review (“PIR”) analysis of financial forecasts and lessons learned.


Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Support corporate annual and monthly corporate budgeting and forecasting process including monitoring of KPI’s.
  • Support the implementation of new financial reporting and roll out of the Hyperion planning system
  • Other ad-hoc financial analyses


Indirect Cost and Rate Modeling

  • Support DAI’s indirect strategies including modeling and quarterly reporting and forecasting.
  • Support DAI’s Indirect Cost management processes to include preparation of annual NICRA rates proposal and Incurred Cost Submission (ICS).
  • Support DAI’s indirect rate development, modeling and monitoring


Financial Processes Improvement, Ad Hoc Reporting and Analyses, and Special Projects

  • Manage or perform periodical or ad hoc financial data analysis, queries, reconciliations and reports as needed from DAI’s senior management or to satisfy external client or audit requests;
  • Support initiatives targeted at financial processes improvement and the implementation of changes to improve margins and cashflows.


Additional responsibilities may be required depending on evolving business needs.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 10: 9 year’s relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree; or 7 year’s relevant work experience and a Master’s degree.
  • Grade 11: 11 year’s relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree; or 9 year’s relevant work experience and a Master’s degree; or 7 year’s relevant work experience and a PhD
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with financial modeling
  • Experience in US Government contract pricing, compliance and/or rate management.
  • Ability to write precisely and concisely
  • Ability to influence and work in a support role
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and under high pressure

Equivalent education and experience will be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • High proficiency using MS Office, ideally using Excel to develop formulas, pivot tables, tables and/or graphs.
  • Working knowledge of Hyperion or similar planning tool.
  • Experience with data analytics drawing conclusions from data and translating information into relatable terms.


Supervisory Requirements :  None


DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE- Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

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