Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

The Achievement Network - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Location: Boston, MA

Position is available: Immediately


Every studentdeserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed toproviding those opportunities, deserves support. Those beliefsdrive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching sothat we can work towards guaranteeing that all students arereceiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900schools - both district and charter - in underserved communitiesaround the country, thus impacting more than 330,000students. Third-partyevaluations confirm that when schools have the right basicconditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 monthsof additional learning over a two-year period compared to schoolsnot partnering with ANet.

At ANet weare committed to living out our core values, both acrossour organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge thatsystemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and thatin order to ensure educational equity for all students, we mustcenter on the experiences of those from marginalized communities toguide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race,class, power and privilege influence the education system as wellas influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoinglearning opportunities through org-wide professional development,affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.

Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of adynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that iscommitted to having impact in schools by investing in each otherand learning together. We were namedas The NonProfit Times “Best Nonprofits to Work For”and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where theunique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staffmembers are valued.


The Achievement Network is looking for an innovative, entrepreneurial, and analytical thinkerwith excellent communication skills and a drive for results to be acritical leader on ANet's Organizational Sustainability &Operations Team. The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysiswill be responsible for leading the finance function to ensureANet's financial sustainability as the organization continues togrow and evolve. With excellent project and people managementskills, this Manager will lead a financial planning team whilebuilding out a high-performing finance function through drivingsystem and process innovations throughout thedepartment.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic individual who is ready to roll uptheir sleeves and quickly add value within a fast-pacedenvironment. This is also an ideal position for a finance professional lookingto leverage their technical talents to drive impact. This positionwill report to the Chief Financial Officer and will workclosely with a six-person team supporting an organizationaloperating budget of $32 million.


Set a clear vision and strategy for the future direction of ourfinance team

Help drivethe development of financial strategies to ensure organizationalsuccess

Manage thedevelopment of internal financial planning and reporting tools andother software to support expected growth

Train budgetmanagers on the use of financial tools, budget development, andexpense tracking and analysis to ensure we are on track to meet ourlong term sustainability goals

Build,develop, and retain a high-performing and highly engaged financeteam

Manageaskilled and diverse team with a positive, inclusive culture thatbrings out each team member's strengths and that aligns to ANet'smission and core values

Develop teammembers to continuously improve by providing high impact feedbackand coaching; manage towards excellence in their roles while beingcommitted to their long-term development

Act as a strategic thought partner with stakeholders to drivestrong financial decision-making across the organization

Build andmaintain excellent relationships with budget managers, who includesenior management, becoming a trusted advisor yet reinforcingaccountability towards established financial goals andpolicies.

Overseeproduction of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports tostakeholders, including senior management, boards of directors, andpublic and private donors.

Lead financial planning and analysis systems and processes toensure ANet's financial sustainability

Evaluateinternal and external financial trends and provide insightful,high-value analysis to leadership to inform budget planning andmanagement . Help drive development of financial strategies toensure organizational success.

Act as athought leader concerning best practices for financialforecasting.

Prepare shortand long-term financial projections.

Managedevelopment of internal financial planning and reporting tools andother software. Train budget managers in the use of financialtools, budget development, and expense tracking andanalysis

Recommend andimplement changes to financial practices, policies and proceduresas they relate to budgeting and financial forecasting.

Supportfinancial compliance requests including state, benefit andinsurance reporting


In order to be successful in this role, candidatesmust demonstrate the following:

You bringprior experience playing a lead role in an organization's financeand accounting function

You areenergized by managing others and have a track record of leadingteams to drive systemic changes

You haveexceptional analytical and strategic thinking skills that set youup for success in identifying areas of process and systemimprovement and your strong project management skills allow you todrive innovations forward

You are acollaborative team player and your positive customer serviceattitude makes you excel at communicating with diverse internal andexternal stakeholders

You bringfamiliarity and comfort with financial systems (QuickBooks, Egencia, ExpenseWatch) and advancedMicrosoft Excel skills

You aredeadline-driven and solutions-oriented and thrive at working in anentrepreneurial, fast-paced environment

You have apassionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support ofschools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at highlevels

You aremotivated by working in an environment where we live out our corevalues daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes andbiases while discussing topics related to race, class, andprivilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Mattervalues

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the followingpreferred qualifications:

You bring prior financial planning and analysisexperience

You bring comfort and familiarity with managing the financefunction of a growing organization with diverse revenue streams(including earned revenue and philanthropic dollars)


ANet offershighly competitive compensation based on prior experience andqualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to bestsupport our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental andvision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefitsfor employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks ofvacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays withpaid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; a paidfloating holiday; paid sick & personal days; paid parentalleave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuitionreimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-termdisability coverage; and basic life and personal accidentinsurance.


To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. Youwill then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload aresume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you areinterested in working for ANet and how your skills and experiencemeet the qualifications of the position.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization.We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals ofall ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply toour positions.

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