Operations and Finance Manager

Goalbook - San Mateo, California - Full time

This role manages and executes on the essential behind-the-scenes functions of operations and finance. You’ll ensure each team in the company continues to thrive and that every team member across the country is fully supported by the organization.

The ideal candidate will have managed and scaled teams in a small company environment. While experience in K-12 education technology is desirable, we are open to people from other fields. You can grow a company while instilling and sustaining a culture where impact and responsible growth are core tenets of strategy.

This is not a typical leadership role. As a company, we have often sacrificed maximum growth in a deliberate effort to grow responsibly. We expect each manager to fully embrace our mindset around balancing impact, team culture, profitability, and growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage back-office operations, including HR and benefits, legal, insurance, facilities, and business licenses and compliance
  • Establish and enforce consistent and equitable office and organizational policies
  • Build relationships of trust and collaborate with managers across teams to help improve various processes
  • Manage finance and accounting processes and ensure fiscal responsibility across the organization
  • Forecast revenue, expenses, and cash flow and contribute to organization’s hiring plans
  • Contribute to special projects around sales, recruiting, and people operations

Required Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years operations experience in a startup environment
  • Management experience
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a doer – this is an extremely hands-on role
  • Highly organized – you are obsessed with creating order and consistency
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Public school teaching experience a positive


Reach out to Purva Dandona at jobs@goalbookapp.com and provide your cover letter, resume, LinkedIn profile, and how you heard about us. Applicants will not be considered without a cover letter. This position is based in our home office in San Mateo, California, and cannot be remote.

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Mid Level


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