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Financial Analyst


The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit agricultural research for development organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information: www.cimmyt.org

CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional for the position of Financial Analyst with strong focus on COST ACCOUNTING to work in Financial Planning Unit /Finance  under CSP (Corporative Services Program).

The position is based at CIMMYT’s campus in Texcoco, State of Mexico, and located 45 km northeast of Mexico City, Mexico.

Specific duties:

  • Provide support in the Institutional yearly Budget Process (revenues, administration and operational expenses, CAPEX, etc.).
  • Create all the institutional templates including historical information and forecast for the rest of the year.
  • Upload the Budget for support and institutional units in the system ( Microsoft Dynamics “AX”)
  • Prepare and send monthly and quarterly financial management information and reports.
  • Prepare the Budget versus actuals comparisons and analysis.
  • Be focused on cost accounting, indirect cost and cost allocations.
  • Perform monthly Indirect Cost and Chargeback analysis.
  • Maintain the institutional master data in in the system (New project codes, new expenses categories, modifications, etc.).
  • Manage big databases in order to provide financial analysis.
  • Contribute to further development of reporting formats and development of KPI’s.
  • Support the updated Chargeback Rates and the Costing Manual.
  • Prepare accurate financial reports in compliance with international and other standards and agreements.
  • Work closely with different areas through the organization to obtain the necessary information for budget analysis.
  • Support the Integrate Management Reporting Package (IMRP) in a monthly bases including explanation of the main variances.
  • Be backup for CAPEX and CGIAR Research Programs (CRP) activities.
  • Respond to ad hoc request for financial information.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in a financial, Budget and Costing role with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of financial systems, ERP, MS office, databases, data extraction methods, report presentation and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of relevant and timely management information including the use of visual information.
  • Strongly developed analytical skills and the ability to identify financial trends.
  • User advanced level of usage in MS Office Suite (Advanced skills in Excel).
  • Advanced level in English language (English test will be administered; candidate must score a minimum of C1 as per CEFR). Excellent Written/oral communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently, to prioritize and to plan.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Teamwork, Time Management, Problem-Solving, Multi-Cultural Awareness, Pro-Activity, Communication and Customer Orientation.

CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package and support for continuous professional development. In addition to the provisions of the Mexican Labor Law our package of benefits includes year-end bonus (40 days), vacation premium (56%), life and medical insurance, supermarket coupons, savings fund, social Mexican benefits (IMSS, SAR / Infonavit).

Candidates must apply online to M18143 Financial Analyst. Screening and follow up will begin on Monday, 19 March 2018. For more information on the recruitment process, please contact Ricardo Pérez (r.perez@cgiar.org).

 Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Foreign national candidates must have legal documents to work in Mexico.

This position will remain open until filled. 

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.