About Communities in Schools:

At Communities In Schools, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion—it is our mission. At the National Office, we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. We are the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do.

About the Role:

Under the general supervision of the Vice-President, Finance, the Financial Analyst is responsible for managing the budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting and analyses processes.  They will also support the Vice President, Finance with preparing materials for board meetings and committee calls.  

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Manage budgeting and forecasting processes including preparing templates, providing training, managing communications with internal stakeholders, reviewing budgets and forecasts for accuracy and preparing reports

Perform analysis for earned revenue programs and assist in building and maintaining financial models to support management business decisions 

Assist grants team with ensuring accuracy of restricted grant budgets during the annual budgeting process and during the application process for new grants

Serve as the lead in managing and administering the financial reporting & budgeting software, including uploading relevant data, creating financial reports and dashboards and managing user licenses

Work with Vice President of Finance and key stakeholders preparing budget to actual variance analyses, identify trends, and assist with developing corrective action plans if needed

Analyze current and historical financial data and provide insights into the organization’s financial performance, including expense run-rates, trends, variance analysis, forecasts, cost benefit analysis and project costs

Assist with preparing materials for board meetings and finance committee calls

Serve as back up for monthly close process when staff accountant is on leave

Assist with other tasks as needed

About You:

You will have the following expertise, skills, and competencies:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and minimum four years previous accounting experience; budgeting and financial reporting experience required.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Access, Word and Outlook required. Prior experience with SharePoint and Adaptive Insights highly desired.  
Prior experience with accounting software and databases.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in an environment requiring diplomacy and good judgment. 
Strong interpersonal skills, and the capacity to work well with diverse individuals at all levels, inside and outside the organization. 
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, legal language or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy or procedure manuals. Ability to express ideas concisely and clearly, both orally and in writing. 
Ability to gather, understand and synthesize information from a variety of sources. 
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. 
Ability to work with mathematical concepts and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Strong organizational and time management skills required, as well as the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

What we offer:
• Work that makes a difference—the opportunity to contribute to an important mission.
• A culture recognized by the Non-Profit Times as the #2 Non-Profit Best Place to Work in the United States.
• Competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
• Generous paid time off benefits.
• Commuter subsidy benefits.

Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.