Green Dot California Central Office, Los Angeles, CA
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The Financial Analyst will help to maintain sustainability by expertly executing the organization’s day-to-day financial operations (financial reports, models, projections, analyses, and grant management and compliance) as well as providing leverage and analytical support to assist with a variety of strategic initiatives. This position is part of the finance and accounting team and reports to the Director of Finance. This is a role serving as part of Green Dot California’s central office team, primarily based in Los Angeles.
Budgeting and forecasting
> Develop a deep understanding of the organization’s funding models, state and federal education funding sources, key expense drivers, and optimization opportunities.
> Support the school and central office annual budget process, including support in the creation of initial budgets and collaboration with operations and finance managers and other central office leadership
> Own the use and development of Green Dot’s budgeting and modeling tools, including Adaptive Insights
> Review monthly financials and provide recommendations based on trends and analysis
> Work with operation and finance managers to refine monthly forecasts and to develop tools to share monthly financial information with stakeholders
Reporting and analysis
> Work with the Director of Finance to develop and improve interactive multi-year projection models consisting of income statements, balance sheets, and cash flows on an individual school as well as organization-wide level.
> Standard and ad hoc analyses and reporting of financial and operational aspects of the organization for management, operational leadership, and the Board of Directors
> Work closely with operations and finance managers to reach financial sustainability by understanding key variances, identifying long term risks, and developing strategies to improve financial outcome
> Lead and participate in annual continuous improvement projects
> Collaborate across central office departments to support budgets and projections for public and private funding
> Develop reporting tools to better support schools and central office departments in tracking grant funded expenditures and grant funded personnel
> Performs other duties as assigned
As an ideal candidate, you:
> have a minimum of 3 years (5 years preferred) of work experience in a fast-paced, high-capacity work environment with a strong background in analytics and project management
> have a bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a related field
> are experienced with Workday (preferred)
> are highly motivated and self-driven; curious to understand, driven to problem solve and tenacity to follow through
> have an excellent ability to develop and manage financial models (VBA skills a plus) that provide actionable data and can be maintained and improved by staff
> have experience with and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
> are able to drive strategic decisions with a mix of financial and operational data analysis
> are creative and thoughtful about how to manage financial behavior
> are able to maintain positive relations with colleagues at all levels—including central office staff and school-site administrators and staff
> are able to coach, train, and lead junior staff
> are able to simultaneously manage multiple projects, while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details; meeting and/or exceeding project goals with the highest quality
> have a high level of personal responsibility, a growth mindset, and an A+ work ethic
> are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
> will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.
The starting salary range for this role is $82,000 – $88,000. To allow for salary progression over time, offers at the top of the range are rare. Individual education and experience will be considered when issuing offers. In addition, this position qualifies for a one-time $2,500 signing bonus, paid in two installments after months 6 and 12 of employment (subject to change).
Green Dot also offers one of the most robust and comprehensive benefits packages in the industry (for both you and your dependents):
> PPO, EPO and HMO choices for medical, dental and vision – including a 100% employee-only paid option (visit https://www.mygreendotbenefits.com/ for more information)
> Employee Assistance Program (100% employer-paid)
> Life and AD&D Insurance (100% employer-paid)
> Optional Term Life & AD&D Insurance
> Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% employer-paid)
> Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
> Monthly parking for Central Office-based employees (100% employer-paid)
> Wellness programs and resources
> Financial planning/coaching access
> Optional non-matching 401(k) plan
> Potential for remote work opportunities (occasional or on-going)
> Potential for annual performance-based compensation increases
> Potential for annual bonuses
> Potential for stipend work opportunities
> Approved family care and/or medical leave (unpaid)
Green Dot also offers generous paid time off for an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students:
> 15 days of paid time off during years 1-3 of service (20 days during years 4-6 and 25 days beyond 6 years of service)
> An additional 15 days (minimum) of paid time off each year for our Winter and Spring breaks* (which include the Christmas and New Year’s holidays), as well as an additional 10 annual paid holidays (MLK Day, President’s Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Day after Thanksgiving)
3-5 days of paid bereavement leave (if needed)
*May be adjusted annually
Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill this position for a January/February, 2024 start date.
Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that Green Dot Public Schools California is unable to sponsor any applicant for a temporary or permanent U.S employment-based visa, nor hire any applicant currently holding a temporary U.S. employment-based visa.
Green Dot California Central Office, Los Angeles, CA