Grants and Reporting Finance Analyst

Rocketship Public Schools
Redwood City
17 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Full time
Organizational Overview
Rocketship Public Schools is a network of public K–5 charter schools serving primarily low–income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited . Using a blend of traditional instruction, adaptive technology and targeted tutoring, Rocketship strives to meet the unique needs of each and every student. But we believe that truly transformative schools do more than education students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities. Together, we can eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime.

The Position
The Grants and Reporting Finance Analyst will be responsible for managing and analyzing financial federal and state educational grant programs. They will support budgeting, forecasting and reporting. The ideal candidate is proficient in Excel, comfortable working with financial data, has an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) , and experience using SaaS financial reporting systems. In addition, this person will be joining a team environment with collaborative and cross functional working relationships.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead in the application processes, ongoing reporting and researching of key federal and state education grants
  • Analyze grant sources along with timing and reconciliation of funding, reviewing accounting information detail
  • Support in the development and maintenance of financial models for purposes of budgeting and forecasting
  • Assist in developing content and procedures for timely and actionable report preparation across Finance
  • Analyze and report monthly grant financial results and provide detailed reports and feedback for internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience working under monthly closing deadlines
  • Commitment and passion for Rocketship's mission, vision, and goals
  • 3–5 + years of experience working in accounting or finance
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting (strong knowledge of GAAP required)
  • Strong understanding of financial statements
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience with Accounting systems
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently & within a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working for a cause or an organization that is bigger than oneself, and being an Activist for the Organization
Work Location
  • This role is primarily based out of our Redwood City, CA national office
  • Remote working is available one to two days per week
This is a full time, exempt position. Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), flexible work location/schedule, and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Education provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Education complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Rocketship Education expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.