Financial Analyst

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $58,000
Maximum: $65,000
Details: The annual salary for this position will fall within a range of $58,000- $65,000, commensurate with experience.




Los Angeles
United States


Financial Analyst

Reports to: Director of Finance

Classification: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Start Date: as soon as possible                

Location: Los Angeles, CA




Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.


Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.



The F&A Analyst will support the Finance team in managing the organization’s day-to-day financial operations. Key responsibilities include performing continuous financial and variance analysis of Green Dot’s financials. Meeting with school business managers on a regular basis to build school budgets. The Financial Analyst will analyze actual versus budgeted performance and develop detailed financial models to support a variety of strategic initiatives. In addition, the financial analyst will provide leverage and analytical support to the Finance Team. 



> Work with the Finance team to execute organization-wide financial strategy 

> Develop a deep understanding of the organizations funding models, revenue and expense drivers, and optimization opportunities

> Assist the Finance Team in developing monthly, quarterly and annual Board presentations. 

> Analyze key components of the organization’s business (e.g., facilities, programs, operational areas) and real estate financing (e.g. loans, bonds, leases, etc.)

> Develop and execute dashboards that highlight monthly, quarterly and annual financial performance and actionable items

> Responsible for managing and implementing a wide variety of strategic planning projects by working with multiple departments aimed at improving organizational efficiency and seeking creative solutions to some of the organization’s most challenging issues

> Develop detailed and interactive multiyear projection models consisting of Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flows on an individual school as well as organization-wide level, used to build annual budgets and forecasts

> Become an expert in State and Federal Education funding sources

> Work with School administrators and business managers to prepare school budgets, forecasts and multiyear projections on a bottoms-up assumption basis

> Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of programs, and projects


This job operates in a professional office environment, is largely sedentary, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Minimal or no travel required, other than visits to local school sites (as needed).



> Bachelor’s degree required

> A minimum of 1-3 years of work experience in Finance or Statistics 

> Demonstrated skill and comfort in building financial models and extracting actionable data

> Creative and thoughtful about how to manage financial behavior

> Ability to maintain positive relations with colleagues at all levels—including central office staff and school-site administrators and staff

> Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details

> High level of personal responsibility and drive towards ambitious goals

> Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow

> Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> Must be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.


We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support overall work-life balance while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

We require all candidates to complete an online application at Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.


Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.