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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.

Associate Financial Analyst/Financial Analyst (6-7) DAI Global Health

Location: North America
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code: 3634


Job Title/Grade:    Associate Financial Analyst (Grade 6)

                                Financial Analyst (Grade 7)

Reports to:            Senior Manager, Financial Operations

Department :           DAI Global Health

Date :                       May 8, 2018


Function of the Position:

The Financial Analyst is a full-time, professional role involving a range of financial operations, analysis, and reporting to support the growth and effective management of the DAI Global Health business unit. This role is involved in unit-level financial analyses and budget/forecasting, project financial support, and commercial proposal pricing. The role must ensure compliant, complete, competitive commercial pricing proposals and requires calm under pressure of meeting tight deadlines, extreme attention to detail, and consistently accurate, high quality financial analyses.


Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Pricing and Commercial Analysis

Prepare commercial pricing spreadsheets and pricing volumes for proposals. Activities include supporting price-to-win strategies; analyzing RFPs for costing implications and requirements; implementing sound, defensible estimation techniques; preparing detailed, auditable pricing spreadsheets; maintaining price proposal calendar and ensuring appropriate approvals; maintaining price proposal files; preparing final price proposal spreadsheets for submission; and writing compelling business proposal narratives describing estimation methodology and assumptions.

Perform competitive price analysis for subcontractors and competitors. Calculate and analyze proposal budgets for return on investment, considering business risks, cash flow, and project profitability. Enhance and document pricing templates and estimation heuristics.


  • Business Unit Financial Management

Support the tracking and analysis of the business unit’s financial performance and assess areas of financial and performance risk. Conduct business unit analyses and reporting including corporate budgeting, monthly financial analysis, reforecasting, variance analysis, pipeline analysis, and graphical summaries of business unit financial performance.


  • Project Financial Support

Support project management teams in establishing and tracking project budgets, internal and external reporting on project financials, project pipeline tracking, and reforecasting estimates to complete.


  • Ad Hoc Financial Analyses

Other ad-hoc business analyses, including financial analysis of target companies (P&L, balance sheet, cash flows, forecasts), developing acquisition pricing and ROI/DCF modeling, supporting financial due diligence, and supporting financial integration of acquired businesses.

  • Additional responsibilities as necessary.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 6:  Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or mathematics and 3 years of relevant professional experience

OR Master’s degree in business or finance or mathematics and 1 year of relevant professional experience

  • Grade 7: Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or mathematics and 4 years of relevant professional experience

OR Master’s degree in business or finance or mathematics and 1 year of relevant professional experience

  • High proficiency in MS excel (e.g., formulas, pivot tables, tables and graph production) and in MS PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Basic understanding of principles of accounting
  • 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
  • Business innovation and creativity mindset


Equivalent education and experience will be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred
  • Experience in US Government contract pricing and business preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MS Project preferred.



Supervisory Requirements :  None


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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