Financial Analyst

Recruiter
ILEAD CHARTER SCHOOLS GROUP
Location
California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2020
Closes
22 Sep 2020
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationMaker Learning Network – , CAPosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level4 Year DegreeJob CategoryFinanceDescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEWReporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Financial Analyst will be responsible for analyzing the Maker Learning Network's (MLN) financial performance, helping to develop financial systems, and tracking market conditions to create forecasts and assisting senior management make strategic decisions to help MLN fulfill its vision of being a disruptive innovator in education. This position requires a visionary mindset for a quickly growing, national organization and presents the opportunity to influence MLN's unprecedented organizational growth and positively impact the educational reform movement. This position will be a part of a capable and cohesive team and department that can implement the MLN mission and vision within the MLN guiding principles and philosophy. Key areas of focus include collaborating with the MLN leadership team and the other entities that MLN serves and partners with, on strategic financial planning, business modeling, and market forecasting. The Financial Analyst will ensure ethical conduct of the MLN's fiscal affairs in a manner that complies with all applicable laws. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEvaluate results to plan, drive variance analyses, and provide timely and accurate reporting to CFO, Executive Team, and the governing Board.Participate in the monthly close, in partnership with Accounting.Analyze historical, current, and projected financial data for use in planning, forecasting, and management decision making and to identify areas for process improvement.Perform various ad hoc analysis as part of the Back Office Operations and Support Team (BOOST).Provide leadership and ongoing support by actively collaborating with all leaders and employees to ensure that the mission, vision, values and philosophy of the MLN is clearly understood and carried out. Participate in development of the key decisions as an active advisor to the CFO and the Executive Team. Contributes data analysis in the development of the MLN annual budget and financial projections which would be in alignment with the MLN's strategic objectives as well as provides analysis for the development of the separate budgets and financial projections for each supported region and entity. Supports the CFO in actively seeking additional sources of revenue enhancement as well as the development of the costs reduction strategies, partnerships, and new opportunities. Provides data and analysis for the monthly financials as well as reporting of the financial results, projections and risk analysis to the Executive Team and the Board of Directors. Work toward successfully meeting all fiscal and compliance reporting deadlines including, but not limited to, the audit schedule, tax reporting, initiation of the annual budget process and applicable monthly close dates.Continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of fiscal systems by continuously analyzing the current software and human internal systems for efficacy and research as well as improvement and development of the existing and new systems as needed.Provide key analysis of all new projects start up budgets, including schools, programs, camps, etc.Analytical forecasting,reporting of the financial status,and providing the project support to the CFO by analyzing results, monitoring variances and identifying trends.Maintain positive, collaborative, and mutually supportive relationships with the supported entities, departments, administration, instructional staff, students, parents and representatives of resource agencies within the communities the MLN serves (Stakeholders). Analysis of the monthly financials as well as reporting of the financial results, projections and risk analysis to the CFO. Develop and utilize data collection, KPI's and forecasting tools to inform financial and tax strategies. Collaboratively work with the development team on researching new markets and determining the viability of implementation of network models in those new markets. Responsible for following and actively participating in the development and improvements of all organizational guidelines, policies and procedures. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIESProvide ongoing support and actively collaborate with all leaders and employees to ensure that the mission, vision, values and philosophy of the Organization is clearly understood and carried out. Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner in all interactions and communications. Maintain professional competence through participation in professional development activities provided by the organization and self–selected professional growth activities that occur throughout the year. Ability to work well and deal tactfully with all Stakeholders to handle stressful situations and conflict successfully if/when applicable. Be an active participant in the overall vision and direction for the financial services team.Maintain positive, collaborative, and mutually supportive relationships with the supported entities, departments, administration, instructional staff, students, parents and representatives of resource agencies within the communities the MLN serves (Stakeholders). Maintain good working relationships with external auditors to ensure timely and clean financial audits. Perform other responsibilities as defined by the CFO and/or Executive Team.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSCommunicating with others to exchange information. (In Person/Telephone/Computer)Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.Adjusting or moving objects up to 30 pounds in all directions.Vehicle operation for transportation purposes between worksites.Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.May encounter outdoor elements (high (>90)/low ( Ability to work in situations involving the need to make informed and quick decisions.Ability to supervise/manage workers and delegate as needed in project management situations.Reading detailed documentation and analyzing data sets. Writing professionally both by hand and utilizing computer software.Speak in public settings. Dealing and navigating professionally through high–stress situations.QualificationsBachelor's degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance or equivalent.MBA preferred.Minimum 5 years relevant finance experience, including monthly close, quarterly reporting & annual operating planning processes.Proficient knowledge of federal and state laws governing education finance.Possess knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Comprehensive understanding of financial models and how the generally affect the financial well being of an organization. Planning for possible future growth opportunities and to prepare strategically for financial pitfalls or hardships.Experience partnering with and advising an executive team.High level of written and oral communication skills.Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail.Advanced Excel and modeling skills.Ability to manage conflict with a solutions based mindset.The Maker Learning Network is an Equal Oppo

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