Finance/Business Development Associate

Location: New York, NY

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is a new organization dedicated to helping cities to be better prepared for and quickly rebound from 21st century shocks and stresses. 100 Resilient Cities has selected and is working with 100 member cities from around the globe for whom it provides four kinds of value, to start: 1) Financial and other support for putting in place a new city resilience leader, a Chief Resilience Officer; 2) Support for development of a robust resilience strategy; 3) Management of a peer-to-peer network of member cities who can learn from and help each other; and 4) Connecting member cities to curated solutions of services provided by Platform Partners who can help them to implement their resilience strategies. 100RC seeks to increase awareness of the importance of resilience thinking, to catalyze a new community of urban resilience practitioners and spur the growth of a robust ecosystem of resilience-focused solutions and solution providers.



100RC is hiring a Finance/Business Development Associate to help improve our financial analysis and reporting capabilities. The Finance/Business Development Associate will join the dynamic Operations team which supports all of 100RC’s internal functions across four offices (New York headquarters, London, Singapore, Mexico City). The Finance/Business Development Associate will also work closely with our fiscal sponsor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Associates, to ensure smooth and timely financial operations for the organization.

The Finance/Business Development Associate will help analyze and plan for the long term sustainability of the organization. This will entail analyzing potential options for diverse revenue streams by building financial models, performing market research and completing ROI analysis. S/he will also help evaluate models for organizational growth and expansion. Most importantly the Finance Manager will help improve out budgeting/financial reporting processes, managing our budget and cash flows.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage complex budget and cash flow forecasting, managing inflows from multiple grants and outflows to consulting partners, vendors, city governments;
  • Maintain current cash flow position and forecast future cash flows to ensure financial solvency
  • Implement systematic budget reporting process that allows greater visibility into financial position to senior management, highlighting trends and risks, leading to actionable insights
  • Provide financial modeling support to analyze potential revenue streams, analyzing market trends, ROI and implementation feasibility of several options to obtain long-term sustainability for the organization
  • Identify, investigate, and analyze potential financial operational improvements as appropriate (policy, procedures, processes, etc.)
  • Supervise invoice tracking and payment.
  • Contribute to filing of tax forms including 1099s & 990
  • Support, in conjunction with independent auditor, preparation of annual audit.
  • Perform reconciliations of bank and investment accounts as needed
  • Perform all other duties as assigned and required.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience and a bachelor’s degree in business and/or accounting preferred
  • Prior experience with financial modeling/analysis, market trend and ROI analysis, and budgets/financial reporting with the ability to synthesize and effectively communicate key trends and findings
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and synthesize financial data and present in an accurate, concise, digestible and actionable manner.
  • The candidate must be highly analytical with experience in collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data to drive strategic recommendations.
  • Experience collecting, analyzing and synthesizing complex data sets using commonly available tools (e.g. Excel, Access, Business Objects) is essential. Advanced Excel skills (lookups, pivot tables, conditional formulas) required; experience with Financial Edge a plus
  • Ability to work independently, drive progress, and thrive under dynamic and often fluid conditions with collegiality and flexibility
  • Takes appropriate risks, demonstrates flexibility, and is willing to “do what it takes” to meet goals.
  • Develops new and innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems, and encourages others to do the same.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to create compelling and concise narratives for senior executive audiences, using PowerPoint and/or Word
  • Ability to prioritize and execute in the face of competing demands
  • Experience in a fast-paced, multi-national organization is strongly preferred, particularly one with operations globally.
  • Dedication to working within the non-profit sector, with an understanding of the sector’s inherent challenges; prior experience in the sector – as a team member, volunteer, or board member is desirable
  • Interest in and commitment to urban and/or resilience issues
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


Equal Opportunity Employer 
100 Resilient Cities is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, 100 Resilient Cities ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.


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