Financial Analyst

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Paris, France

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

EXD/PBF is looking for a Financial Analyst to assist the Data & Regulatory Framework team. The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with other EXD/PBF teams and will report to the Financial Policy and Projects Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

Financial Analysis and Costing of Services:

  • Extract relevant data from corporate systems, carry out analyses and present results and recommendations for management decision making.
  • Lead financial projects and perform costings and financial analyses as requested on emerging issues and priorities. 
  • Collect and analyse all necessary information for cost analyses by organising meetings/workshops with managers and through data extraction from SAP/BO.
  • Evaluate and analyse service costs and recoveries, present findings to senior managers, and identify opportunities and make recommendations to improve cost recoveries. 
  • Ensure clear and full documentation of services delivered and their price calculations. Maintain up-to-date unit cost calculations in the Corporate Price Book made available to the Finance Community. 

Financial Guidance and Communications

  • Provide guidance on financial policies and practices, coordinating clear and timely responses.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly Finance Community Newsletter, liaising with all areas of EXD/PBF to obtain, review and draft essential information to be presented to Resource Management Advisors in Directorates/Programmes.
  • Seek regular improvements to the Financial Community Newsletter, adapting the structure and content as required to respond to evolving needs.
  • Assist in coordinating regular monthly webinars on the Finance Community Newsletter, to highlight important aspects and respond to any questions raised by members of the Finance Community.
  • Coordinate supplementary guidance to be issued to the Finance Community, as required.
  • Liaise with EXD/PBF teams to review policy or process improvements and flag identified risks. Make recommendations to ensure efficient and sound financial management practices.
  • Develop and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders both within and outside the Organisation.

Audit and Control

  • As needed, extract relevant data from corporate systems to provide requested information to auditors.
  • Maintain up-to-date information in the Audit Implementation Tool, to keep track of advancement in responding to audit recommendations, in close cooperation with other areas of the Service and the Executive Director’s Office.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • A university degree in financial management, business administration, data and statistics, public policy or other related discipline (including other STEM and data science disciplines).

Professional Background:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an international context.
  • Experience in analysing complex financial information, identifying problems and risks, assessing their relative importance and proposing alternatives to reduce operational risk, increase efficiency and customer service.
  • Ability to analyse data rigorously, to digest and transform it into sharp and straightforward reports and presentations for varied audiences.
  • Data-driven and evidence-based mindset, strong interest in innovation and new technologies.
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with conflicting requests and to meeting strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while referring problems to supervisor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with commitment to service and teamwork.
  • Strong drafting skills and experience in providing guidance and written correspondence of a financial nature to audiences of varied backgrounds.
  • Proven experience working with auditors (Internal and External), including data collection and drafting responses to inquiries.


  • Very good command of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Experience with PowerBI, BusinessObjects and SAP would be an asset.


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and a knowledge of, or a willingness to learn, the other.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.