Financial Analyst

The Achievement Network - Boston, Massachusetts - Full time


Location: Flexible with theUnited States (Boston, MApreferred)

Positionis available: Immediately


Every student deservesopportunities in life, and every educator committed to providingthose opportunities deservessupport. Thosebeliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support greatteaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all studentsare receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900schools - both district and charter - in underserved communitiesaround the country, thus impacting more than 330,000students. Third-party evaluationsconfirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in placeand partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additionallearning over a two-year period compared to schools not partneringwith ANet.

At ANet we are committed toliving out our corevalues(,both across our organization and with our partner schools. Weacknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access toopportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity forall students, we must center on the experiences of those frommarginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen ourunderstanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence theeducation system as well as influence our own perspectives. To doso, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wideprofessional development, affinity groups, working groups, andresource sharing.

Individualswho join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, valuesdriven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to havingimpact in schools by investing in each other and learningtogether. We were named as The NonProfitTimes Best Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster aworking environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, andidentities of our staff members are valued.


We are seekingan analytical,collaborative, and innovative Financial Analyst to support ANet'sfinancial and business analysis and operations.This position willplay a critical role in helping to build and innovate ANet'sfinance function while providing strategic financial analysis andinsights to key decision-makers. The ideal candidate has experiencenavigating diverse revenue streams for a growing organizationleveraging their technical, project management and interpersonalskills to drive impact. The Financial Analyst will report to theDirector of Financial Planning & Analysis.


Executeon financialplanning & analysis activities to support ANet's financial healthand sustainability

Support the production ofmonthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to stakeholders,including senior management, boards of directors, and public andprivate donors

Evaluate internal and externalfinancial trends and provide insightful, high-value analysis toinform budget planning and management

Estimate project costs, assiston resource & scenario planning exercises, and develop businesscases, as needed, to support return on investmentanalysis

Prepare short- and long-termfinancial projections in partnership with the Director of FinancialPlanning & Analysis

Identify opportunities toinnovate and implement changes to financial practices, policies andprocedures as they relate to budgeting and financialforecasting

Collaborate with Accounting toreview revenue and expense activities to ensure accurateallocations across our partners and activities

Support audit activities asneeded

Support financial compliancerequests including state, benefit and insurancereporting

Build,develop and maintain stakeholder relationships

Build and maintain robustrelationships with budget managers, senior leaders, and otherdecision-makers across the organization, helping to develop theircapacity in financial planning

Work closely with internalstakeholders to effectively track team and project budget andexpenditures


In orderto be successful in this role, candidates mustdemonstratethe following:

You have 2-4 years ofexperience as a financial or business analyst

Youhave business analysis, operations and project managementexperience

You are energized by digginginto data with an analytical eye to determine the story that it'stelling you and understandhow to visualizedata effectively

You bring familiarity andcomfort with financial systems (e.g.QuickBooks, Salesforce, etc.) and advanced Microsoft Excelskills

You sweat the small stuff andbring exceptional attention to detail to everything youdo

You are a collaborative teamplayer and your positive customer service attitude makes you excelat communicating with diverse internal and externalstakeholders

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

You are motivated by workingin an environment where we live out our core values daily and areeager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussingtopics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet'sAdvance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towardsbecoming an anti-racist organization

Idealcandidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

Youbring prior experience in nonprofit finance and accountingpractices, particularlyproject cost estimation & reporting

Youhave worked in and/or have a familiarity with the education oranother human service field


ANet offers highly competitivecompensation based on prior experience and qualifications as wellas comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people.Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurancewhere ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees andtheir families/domestic partner; generous paid time-off including:vacation, 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmasand New Year's holidays, a paid floating holiday, paid sick &personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options;commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spendingaccounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic lifeand personal accident insurance.


Weare now accepting applications for this position, which will bereviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blueApply button.

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.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the UnitedStates on a full-time basis.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Entry Level

The Achievement Network

ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the idea that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides.
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