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Business Manager, China Program
Environmental Defense Fund
The Business Manager, China Program will be responsible for assisting with the operational and financial planning including the revenue, expense, human resource and operational review processes and systems for EDF's China Program. In this role, s/he will systematically gather analyze, and report on income and expense data for the program; troubleshoot data entry, and other routine accounting activities, including processing of all receipts and disbursements, maintaining U.S. GAAP-compliant transaction documentation for U.S. and China sourced transactions and ensuring the integrity of general ledger files. The manager will also make recommendations to program management on budget preparation, budget administration, and other program-wide financial issues. S/he will work with program staff in both the U.S. and China to ensure the production of timely, accurate and insightful financial information for the China Program.
This position will be located in New York, NY
•Advising U.S. and China staff regarding financial management, analysis, and strategy
•Liaising with program management, Finance, Development, and others to ensure optimum allocation of resources throughout the program
•Developing annual budget forecast and variance analyses and advising program management of results, which includes monthly reports of planned vs. actual revenue and expenditures, trends, and issues of concern
•Creating new project budget proposals by working closely with program management, program staff in US and China, Finance, and Development to support new projects submitted outside the annual budget
•Monitoring results and advising program management: reviews monthly reports of actual vs. budgeted results; investigates, analyzes documents and explains variances from budget for income and expense line items; and, advises program management and finance staff on trends and issues of concern.
•Preparing ad hoc financial reports and statements as requested and working closely with Finance staff, program staff in US and China and others
•Ensuring timely processing of transactions by coordinating with U.S. and China staff on coding of receipts, disbursements, and journal entries
•Assisting in the reconciliation of variances to facilitate timely and accurate reporting
•Conducting research, as requested and drafting, reviewing, and editing written reports for program management, donors, regulatory agencies, and others
•Periodic travel within the US and China
•Bachelor degree in business administration, finance or accounting. MBA strongly preferred.
•At least 5 years of finance or accounting experience with knowledge of nonprofit accounting and fundraising practices.
•Advanced project management and analytical skills.
•Experience with budgeting, forecasting, reporting and accounting software packages (Microsoft Dynamics/Great Plains and Golden Abacus a plus).
•Ability to perform well, while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities, tight deadlines and limited supervision.
•Excellent communication skills with enthusiasm for team approach and problem solving.
•Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment, including onsite work in China.
How TO APPLY:
Apply here: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?aj=opGOXfwA&s=CityLimits
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.