Aug 02, 2021

School Finance Analyst Program

  • EdOps
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance Consulting Operations and Facilities Strategy and Planning

Job Description

EdOps Finance Analyst Program 

The school finance analyst program is a 2-4 year, structured program offering extensive training and mentoring, designed to develop future finance specialists. We take a long-term view on our finance analysts and their careers, providing growth opportunities for the exceptional performers. This position is ideal for an individual looking to apply business, analytical, and finance/accounting skills to the social sector. Finance Analysts support schools in their day-to-day financial operations including payroll, accounts payable, grants management, and monthly accounting closes. 

Reports to a Finance Specialist. Location flexible.

Who we are:

EdOps is a Washington, DC-based B-Corp focused on minimizing the financial, operational, and compliance demands of running a school and supporting education leaders with data-driven insights to improve student outcomes. Simply put, we make it easier for school leaders to increase student achievement. We work with all the schools that need us. Our growing team of 75+ professionals work with over 90 schools and school networks nationwide. We are serious about being the best possible partners to schools, and it shows in our 99% annual client retention rate and rapid growth rate. We work hard at being a rewarding, enjoyable workplace where staff can grow professionally and make an impact, and we were recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace 2020.  We are looking for education focused, finance loving, collaborative people to join our team. 

What you will do:

  • Support all necessary back-office financial/accounting aspects of a portfolio of schools, including accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, grants administration, and financial compliance.
  • Collaborate with EdOps finance specialists to maintain accounting books/schedules and produce monthly financial statements.
  • Assist in audit preparation, annual 1099 issuance and other ad-hoc reports.
  • Liaise with school staff.

What you will accomplish:

  • By Year 1 you will: 
    • Independently manage the payroll process and accounts payable for multiple schools.
    • Learn and understand key aspects of the monthly accounting close cycle including grants administration and bank reconciliations.
    • Complete annual financial compliance requirements like 1099s and/or public bid compliance. 
  • By Year 3 you will: 
    • Independently manage key parts of the monthly accounting close cycle including grants management and bank reconciliations.
    • Be involved in the budgeting and forecasting process with one or more schools.
    • Support fundamental aspects of the annual financial audit process for one or more schools.
    • Promotion opportunity: Senior Analyst and/or Junior Specialist.

Who you are:

  • Find joy in solving tactical financial problems for schools. The little things make schools actually work.
  • Care about education and outcomes for students as much as you care about well designed financial processes.
  • Energized by being in a customer service role. We are here first and foremost to serve our school clients.
  • Natural inclination towards resourcefulness and a “can-do” attitude. You are comfortable when there is no clear solution and will reach out and look for one. 
  • Able to proactively communicate and recognize how your work connects to others inside and outside of the company.
  • Desire and willingness to learn. We will teach, but you need to be ready to take a lot in.
  • Able to collaborate with colleagues at any level of the organization internally and externally. We work with school staff and leaders at all levels, from the Front Desk Assistant to the Executive Director; the Analyst job also requires open lines of communication with Specialists.
  • Independent in completing work.
  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Open to learning and growing in these areas together so that each of us can contribute to building a culture of equity and support our schools in advancing these values. Please see more on EdOps's commitment here.

What you need:

  • Strong organization and time management skills. There is a lot going on here. 
  • Intermediate Excel knowledge, such as formulas like vlookup and sumifs, because Excel will be your best friend in executing on the everyday financial work.
  • Quantitative or technical background in either experience or coursework as there are numbers everywhere in our work.
  • Strong attention to detail as the details in our work, such as school staff being paid on time, are critical.
  • General comfort with technology systems (e.g., Google suite, financial systems) because we are not big fans of paper around here at EdOps.
  • <nice to have> Coursework or experience in business, economics, finance or accounting.
  • Typically, Finance Analysts have post-secondary educational experience or 3-7 years of work experience.

What you get:

  • Purpose driven work focusing on student achievement through operational excellence. That is what it is all about. 
  • Chance to work every day with colleagues who are committed to kids and supportive of each other’s efforts. 
  • Check out other perks of working at EdOps here. And some details on benefits here.

We know that a team from a wide range of backgrounds with different life experiences, identities, opinions, and talents makes us better able to innovate and deliver on our mission of supporting schools to improve student outcomes. Every day we work to build an inclusive company culture where everyone can be themselves at work and do their best work.

Apply:

If you are passionate about our mission, ready to learn, and looking for a place where you can be yourself, we want to hear from you! To apply, please complete our application here.


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