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Financial Analyst (Temporary Contract)

Wikimedia Foundation

Wikimedia Foundation

IT, Accounting & Finance
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

FINANCIAL ANALYST (Temporary Contract until January 31, 2025)


The Foundations Financial Planning & Analysis team is looking for an FP&A Analyst to support the team temporarily until the end of January 2025.

In this temporary role, you will support globally distributed teams and departments in financial data-driven decision-making and evaluation of impact. Using our suite of cloud-based financial software, you will build and analyze reports, perform variance analysis, develop updated forecasts and projections for different departments, and present your analysis to senior leaders. Additionally, you will support the Senior Manager, Finance and the FP&A team in some strategic projects and other upcoming tasks.

Business Analytics & Reporting

  • Support departments in decision-making processes by performing data-driven analysis.
  • Perform month-end close activities for two departments, including variance analysis, variance reporting to CFO and leadership teams of departments.
  • Assist in preparing expense forecasts, measuring performance to the forecast and explaining variances.
  • Develop and maintain reporting dashboards and visualization of reporting information for month-end close, program evaluation and financial planning processes.
  • Support strategic projects across teams in the Foundation.
  • Use our financial reporting system to produce reports and analysis as needed.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s + 2 years of relevant experience in FP&A, Business Analytics, Accounting, Program Management or similar.
  • Experience working with financial planning and reporting systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to successfully self-manage multiple priorities including urgent tasks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well on a team

Qualities that are important to us:

  • You love solving problems, and understand the connections between micro decisions and the macro systems.
  • You believe in the mission of the Foundation and are excited to dig into numbers and processes to support that mission.
  • You enjoy collaborating with a range of stakeholders, and you value knowledge sharing, and collaboration.
  • You are capable of working with distributed teams using asynchronous and synchronous methods.
  • You are a proactive problem solver and take initiative in identifying needs and taking action prior to being asked.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and are able to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment.
  • You thrive in a results-oriented culture that favors collaborative decision making.
  • You have strong time management skills and plan and prioritize work to accomplish all tasks.
  • You are a flexible and creative individual capable of managing multiple priorities and projects in a diverse environment while providing top level attention to detail, and ensuring work is complete.

Additionally, we’d love if you have:

  • Previous work experience with Workday Adaptive Planning preferred.
  • Finance Analyst or Finance business intelligence and reporting experience.
  • Understanding of the free culture, free software, or online rights movements.

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge freely. We host Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive.

The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive donations from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

The Wikimedia Foundation is a remote-first organization with staff members including contractors based 40+ countries*. Salaries at the Wikimedia Foundation are set in a way that is competitive, equitable, and consistent with our values and culture. The anticipated annual pay range of this position for applicants based within the United States is US$[ZONE 3 MIN] to US$[ZONE 1 MIDPOINT] with multiple individualized factors, including cost of living in the location, being the determinants of the offered pay. For applicants located outside of the US, the pay range will be adjusted to the country of hire. We neither ask for nor take into consideration the salary history of applicants. The compensation for a successful applicant will be based on their skills, experience and location.

*Please note that we are currently able to hire in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay. Our non-US employees are hired through a local third party Employer of Record (EOR).

We periodically review this list to streamline to ensure alignment with our hiring requirements.

All applicants can reach out to their recruiter to understand more about the specific pay range for their location during the interview process.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at recruiting@wikimedia.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.

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