Budget and Risk Assessment Analyst

Apr 4, 2023

Are you interested in working in a collaborative environment with like-minded professionals dedicated to the science of water, public health, and the environment? If so, advance the science of water by joining The Water Research Foundation (WRF) team. WRF is the leading research organization advancing the science of all water to meet the evolving needs of its subscribers and the water sector. The convergence of research (environmental, engineering, and social) and new approaches make it an exciting time to be at WRF.

WRF is developing a new work group who will be responsible for centralizing the administration of sponsored programs, including federal, state, and locally funded programs as well as funds received from philanthropic sources. The Budget and Risk Assessment Analyst will be critical to the unit’s success. The individual selected will be responsible for coordinating proposal activities and strategies with internal and external parties, conducting risk assessments required by 2 CFR Part 200.332, overseeing tracking and identification of new business and research opportunities, and providing technical assistance to subrecipients and others entities receiving funds from WRF.

Essential Job Functions

  • Reviews and assists in development of proposed budgets prior to submission of proposals.
  • Conducts risk assessments of subrecipients and contractors, including annual re-reviews.
  • Coordinates and facilitates opportunity evaluation process.
  • Reviews and tracks federal opportunity forecasts.
  • Conducts risk assessments during pre-qualification process.
  • Manages completion of the annual representations and certifications process within the System for Award Management.
  • Assists with reviews of federal cash draws and reimbursement requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 years of experience working with federally-funded programs.
  • Experience in internal or external audit as part of a public accounting firm or prior experience as an employee within a government grants management or finance department.
  • Working knowledge of 2 CFR Part 200 and/or the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented and able to acquire and apply knowledge quickly.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse technical teams.
  • Prior experience producing project budgets and schedules, measuring and reporting on budget and schedule variance, and collaborating with teams to resolve budget and schedule variances.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possession of one or more of the following credentials: Certified Grants Management Specialist or Certified Public Accountant.
  • Advanced degree in business administration, public affairs, or public administration.
  • Completion of a certificate program in grants management.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance, accounting, or related field.

WRF Benefits

  • A casual, professional, and collaborative environment
  • Competitive salary
  • An outstanding benefit package including:
    • Health, dental, and vision plans
    • Company paid life insurance along with supplemental options
    • Ancillary benefit programs
    • 401(k) plan with company match
    • Paid sick and vacation time
    • Flexible work arrangement and scheduling to enhance work/life balance
    • Hybrid work environment

To Apply

Use the following form forms.waterrf.org/223203979838063 to submit your cover letter/salary range expectations and resume.

WRF is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

No immigration or relocation assistance is available for this position.