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Financial Analyst

Company: Uncommon Schools
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of successful charter public schools that are closing the academic achievement gap and preparing students from historically underserved communities for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 57 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at rates far higher than their peers. We believe that every child deserves an outstanding education, and we are committed to working beyond the walls of our schools to achieve that goal through our professional development workshops, books, and district partnerships.

Job Description

The Financial Analyst reports to the Manager of Finance and works closely with the Financial Management and Accounting teams. They will also interact with all Home Office personnel and school-based teams.

Duties And Responsibilities

Supports the budget development and management process for Uncommon Schools NYC through:

  • Conducting budget meetings with school leaders and report takeaways to Manager and Director of Finance
  • Developing budget assumptions and clearly detailing inputs
  • Assisting with pre-budgeting analysis and recommendations
  • Providing trainings for school leaders to develop the understanding of financial management concepts and budgeting processes
  • Reviewing financial reports and flagging issues
  • Supporting development of Finance Committee materials
  • Supports and completes financial reporting and model maintenance
  • Maintains the NYC regional financial models with current and accurate financial information
  • Reports financials to State, regional teams, and other Home Office teams
  • Supports the development and implementation of team initiatives to build scalability and enhance processes while maintaining A+ service for our Home Office and Regional teams. Takes the lead on special projects and requests, as needed
  • Performs various administrative and other related duties as assigned and required by the role
    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • Minimum 2-3 years of proven experience in a finance role, preferably in the banking, accounting, or consulting industry
    • Strong understanding of finance principles
    • Ability to build and maintain systems that improve efficiency
    • A dedicated attention to detail and follow-through
    • Strong organization skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong problem-solving abilities
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
    • Ability to work well in a team
    • Strong digital literacy (MS Excel, Word, Outlook, internet research, etc.)
      Additional Information

      Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.

      Uncommon Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Uncommon Schools, New York , Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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