Strategic Finance Analyst

Wonderschool - San Francisco, California - Full time

In California alone, 75% of kids are unable to find a spot in a childcare program and early childhood teachers earn around $38,000 per year. Wonderschool is building a platform to solve both of these problems. We’re bringing high-quality childcare and preschool to millions of children who don’t have access today, and creating opportunities for teachers to do what they love while doubling their income.

We partner with teachers to open neighborhood schools in their own homes. We support teachers through licensing, marketing, and business administration so they can focus on what they do best - delivering great care and quality education to students.

Our tech is focused on creating an efficient marketplace for families and preschools through web and mobile tools. Teachers can promote their programs, handle paperwork and payments, and communicate with parents and fellow teachers. Parents can explore programs, schedule tours, and submit payments that are fast and secure.

Wonderschool is based in San Francisco and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Omidyar Network, Gary Community Investments, First Round Capital and several other top-tier investors.

About the Role:

We are looking to make our first Strategic Finance hire. Strategic Finance is responsible for improving strategic decision making across Wonderschool by infusing analytical thinking and financial ROI into key decisions. We work closely with teams across the company to improve the growth trajectory, profitability, and scalability of our business.

As the first member on the team, you will play an integral part of Wonderschool’s success by partnering with key decision makers across all functional groups. You will use your modeling and analytical skills to set financial targets, produce actionable insights, and collaborate effectively to help solve complex problems. You will have an opportunity to work on high impact projects and meaningfully contribute to the company’s growth.

This is a full-time job based in San Francisco, CA. You will report to the Head of Finance.

Responsibilities:

  • Corporate Strategy. Work with leaders across functional groups to develop and oversee financial forecasts and operational goals. Have an opinion and develop points of view on how we can grow based on solid business modeling and decision analysis.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making. Use data to improve visibility into company performance and drive change in our business.
  • New Initiatives. Assist with decision making related to new initiatives, expansion strategy, and business opportunities based on analysis and financial insights.
  • Learning & Optimizing. Embrace new information and proactively look for ways to better understand our business performance. Utilize new information to help improve visibility and forecasting.

Requirements:

  • Education. Bachelor’s degree.
  • Work Experience. 2-4 years of relevant work experience, preferably at a leading investment bank, VC / PE, or other fast growing SaaS or Marketplace business.
  • Technical Experience. Significant experience with sophisticated financial modeling and large data sets. Direct company FP&A or Strategic Finance experience is a plus.
  • Business Intuition. Solid understanding of the key drivers of a Marketplace business.
  • Self Starter Mentality. Proactive thinker looking to build processes that scale.
  • Communication Skills. Distill and simplify complex financial concepts for all audiences.
  • Interpersonal Skills. Build trust and effectively collaborate cross functionally.
  • Legal. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Location. HQ (San Francisco).

Benefits:

     Wonderschool invests in our people and our culture. We provide our employees with full medical, vision, and dental benefits, option to contribute to a 401K plan, and equity in our company.

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