Financial and Business Operations Associate for Flatiron School in New York, NY

Financial and Business Operations Associate

Flatiron School - New York, NY - Full time

Flatiron School - New York, NY - Full time

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THE ROLE

We're looking for a Financial and Business Operations Associate to join our growing team, which serves as the strategic thought partner and financial planning function for Flatiron School. This function is central and integral to driving financial discipline, capital efficiency and business optimization. As a Financial and Business Operations Associate, you will play an important role in organizational planning, through the medium of financial analysis and forecasting. You will work closely with the Director of Finance to measure and track KPIs and financial metrics that support strategic decision-making.

You are somebody who loves financial analysis, you are analytical, motivated, resourceful and eager to dive into the data. To succeed in this role, you must have strong financial modeling, problem solving, analytical and process/project management skills. You have passion for education and technology and are excited about thriving in a startup environment, which is fast-paced, often involves wearing multiple hats, balancing multiple projects, partnering with various operating groups and all the related challenges and opportunities that come along with that.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning: Forecasting and Budgeting

  • Work with the Director of Finance in the development of the annual operating plan, budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Maintain and own operating and financial models
  • Understand operational levers that impact the financial well-being of the business

Strategy: Serve as a trusted, strategic finance partner to the Director of Finance in the areas of capital spend and ROI, operational efficiency, revenue growth and profitability

Reporting: Financials and KPIs

  • Provide visibility, governance and timely reporting of financials and key performance metrics
  • Prepare weekly and monthly executive reports including progress on key priorities and metrics
  • Ensure tracking, refinement and reporting of key financial metrics to leadership team
  • Help drive KPI and financial accountability and visibility throughout the organization
  • Create, manage and automate operational reports and dashboards to monitor the financial performance of the company
  • Meet regularly with managers to ensure agency over department and local campus spend is in line with budgets.

Scaling: Finance Organization and Infrastructure

  • Serve as a contributor in the design and construction of a highly scalable, end-to-end financial organization – teams, processes and systems
  • Play key role in design, build, maintain and evolve key financial models (revenue, opex, capex)
  • Identify and lead initiatives to continuously improve, automate, and scale forecasting and reporting tools, processes, and methodologies

Regulatory and Compliance: Work with legal and compliance team to ensure financial requests and obligations to state regulatory bodies are fulfilled.

REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Economics, Business or other quantitative focus
  • 3+ years of experience in FP&A and/or finance analyst equivalent functions, 2+ years of experience in analytically-driven roles (Investment Banking, Consulting, Analytics, etc.) a big plus
  • Skilled and highly proficient in financial modeling, Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience in financial reporting and budgeting
  • Experience in fast paced, start-up environments with ability to work comfortably under pressure, with frequently changing landscape and tight deadlines, combining creativity, problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once
  • Experience defining analytical/research projects, analyzing data and generating practical insights and decision-making recommendations
  • Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations
  • Innovative problem solver: Possessing strong interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational, and project planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to deal with complex problems and present recommendations and findings in a clear, concise format.

WHY WORK AT FLATIRON SCHOOL?

Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to code. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now we’re developing software and programs to bring our successful curriculum to more students.

For the next step in our growth, Flatiron School has joined the WeWork family. In WeWork, we’ve found a partner who shares the mission we’ve had since the beginning: to enable passionate people to learn the skills they need to pursue careers and lives they love. And that mission won’t change. As part of WeWork, we look forward to working together to expand our in-person and online programs and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.

We are more than just a school — we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality.

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Finance

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Mid Level

Flatiron School

Flatiron School (a WeWork Company) teaches passionate, creative people how to code. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now we’re developing software and programs to bring our successful curriculum to more students.

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