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Financial Analyst

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Uncommon Schools
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New York, NY
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Published 21 days ago

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Job Description

The Financial Analyst will support the Director of Finance in budget management, analysis, and reporting for senior level management, board of trustees, and external audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the budget development and financial management processes for Uncommon Schools
  • Captures and analyzes inputs to drive centralized budget assumptions
  • Provides training and support to school leaders to develop their understanding of financial management concepts and budgeting processes
  • Leads budget meetings with school leaders
  • Builds and maintains long term financial models with and accurate financial information
  • Performs scenario analysis to assess financial impact of changes to key assumptions, policies, and organizational operations
  • Reviews monthly financial reports to monitor and analyze tracking against budget, flagging issues as needed
  • Develops materials and analysis for regional boards, finance committees, and senior management
  • Creates accurate financial reporting for state agencies, 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, working across functions and teams as needed
  • Performs various administrative and other duties as assigned and required by the role

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years overall work experience; 1-2 years of directly related experience
  • Strong understanding of finance principles
  • Ability to build and maintain systems that improve organizational efficiency
  • High attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to communicate financial data and principles clearly and concisely
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
  • Ability to work well in a diverse team
  • Strong digital literacy (MS Office, Outlook, Google docs.), including advanced Excel skills


Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule

Benefits

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.

Additional information

Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive…

Location

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On-site
New York, NY, USA

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