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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.

Principal Financial Analyst/Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (9-10)

Location: North America
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code: 3728


Job Title/Grade:    Principal Financial Analyst (Grade 9)

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (Grade 10)

Reports to:           Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

Department :           Finance

Date :                       June 19, 2018


Function of the Position:

The Principal Financial Analyst/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 Principal Financial Analyst/Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for the supporting corporate and business unit monthly financial reporting, annual budget and quarterly forecasting processes, indirect rate management, and strategies 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:

1. 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


2. 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


3. 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.
  • Investment Analysis including 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.
  • Additional responsibilities may be required depending on evolving business needs.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 9: 7 year’s relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree; or 5 year’s relevant work experience and a Master’s degree.
  • 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.
  • Financial analysis expertise working with US government contracts.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with financial modeling
  • 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
  • Experience in US Government compliance and rate management.
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Working knowledge of Oracle or similar accounting system.
  • Working knowledge of Hyperion or similar planning tool.
  • Experience with Power BI or similar tool.
  • Experience with data analytics drawing conclusions from data and translating information into relatable terms.


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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