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Financial Analyst Job at Build.org

Organization Profile:
Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to empower young people in
underfunded communities to develop career success, entrepreneurial mindsets and
Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives. BUILD’s unique program provides students with a four-year entrepreneurial experience designed to develop 21st century skills and motivate student engagement at school. Beginning in Grade 9, BUILD students work with peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses. As students move through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the spark – college, career and success in life are the goals.

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students each year in programs located
in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York and Boston. Our new digital
offers reach up to 15,000 students in 50 cities. For more information, please visit
www.build.org.

Our culture:
BUILD is made up of a diverse, results-oriented and passionate team that believes in the potential
of every student and the power of entrepreneurship to transform the education landscape.
We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility and
entrepreneurship are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture thrives on embracing
diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. kindness, empathy and
respect are at the forefront of how we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our
supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are committed to breaking
the educational, economic and social barriers that oppose their
Hit. The remarkable young men and women we serve are at the center of
everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them.

Position summary:
Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO), the Business Analyst (BA)
acts as a link between the finance team and the operating regions. The BA
prepares various analyzes to provide timely and relevant updates on BUILD’s financial situation
performance and implications of BUILD’s strategic decisions. Reports include the annual report
budget, monthly budget vs actual results, grant reports, finance committee packages
and Consulting Packages. In addition, the BA can assist the National Director of Finance in
preparation of supporting documents for the annual audit and the organizations’ Form 990. BA reports will help BUILD stakeholders understand financial performance, position,
strategy and outlook.

Job Responsibilities:
Annual budgeting – 30%

  • In conjunction with the CFOO, Regional Executive Directors and BUILD senior management, develop annual operating budgets.
  • In collaboration with the CFOO, develop supporting documents for the BUILD Finance Committee and the BUILD Board

Monthly and periodic reports – 25%

  • Prepare monthly budget versus actual reports for distribution to Regional Executive Directors, BUILD senior management and select BUILD Board members
  • Prepare monthly analytical reports to be distributed in conjunction with these monthly reports
  • Prepare reporting packages for National BUILD Board meetings as well as content for Regional Advisory Board meetings as requested by Regional Executive Directors
  • In conjunction with the CFOO, prepare reports for the BUILD National Finance Committee and Regional Finance Committees as requested by the Regional Executive Directors
  • Refine and regularly update financial dashboards for BUILD Board and Management
  • Design dynamic reports that users can run independently as needed
  • Creation of multi-year financial projections (income statement and balance sheet) with scenario functionality and sensitivity analysis
  • Perform other analytics projects as needed

Grant reports – 20%

  • In collaboration with grant writers and BUILD senior management, prepare required grant reports in support of major BUILD grants.
  • Maintain clear and accurate grant records and reports, including activity tracking through the BUILD database.

Annual audit – 10%

  • In conjunction with the National Finance Director and CFOO, prepare supporting audit documentation as required
  • In conjunction with the CFOO, develop qualitative comments as needed to support audited financial records.

Special Projects for CFO – 15%

  • Projects could include analyzing the financial aspects of the BUILD operating model, working with the Talent Director on appropriate BUILD salary bands, the implications of various strategic initiatives, and improving processes within the BUILD organization .

Applicant requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or bachelor’s degree in finance required in finance; Highly desirable MBA.
  • 3+ years of finance experience required; preferred nonprofit experience.
  • Technophile; knowledge of industry standard accounting software required; preferred Sage Intacct knowledge
  • Ability to interact effectively with C-level executives.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information for reports, overviews and messaging points
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and technical skills.
  • BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable accommodations based on qualifying medical exemption or sincere religious belief are considered in accordance with applicable law.

Successful candidates will demonstrate BUILD core values ​​and skills through a
combination of previous studies and professional experiences:

BUILD Core Values:

  • Keep students at the center – As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and believe in the power and potential of young people. Our organization exists to serve students. We take every opportunity to contribute to the base of knowledge, skills and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interests of our students.
  • Bring the spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the Spark entrepreneurial skills we teach our students – communication, collaboration, problem solving, innovation, courage, and self-management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive attitude. When we bring the spark, we achieve great things together and pave the way for our students.
  • Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunity for our students, staff and stakeholders. We value everyone who comes to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity and social capital.
  • Promoting diversity and social action – As BUILDers, we understand that diversity, equity and inclusion are important, but what matters even more is action. We strive to create equal voice, access, influence and power across the lines of difference – both within and beyond BUILD, especially for groups that have historically been deprived of justice social and economic. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of all of us – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation and social class.

Role specific skills:

  • Work Style – ability to work independently while collaborating with other BUILD staff to fulfill assigned responsibilities.
  • Project Management – identifies and thinks through all necessary stages of a project, sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between priority tasks, identifies required participants, and holds oneself and others accountable for results and outcomes. time limit
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis – examines quantitative and/or qualitative data sets to recognize patterns, identifies additional information or data needed, and draws conclusions
  • Personal service orientation – anticipate and respond quickly and professionally to requests and needs from all key stakeholders and set clear expectations while considering other perspectives.
  • Organization – assembling information and objects in a systematic way that allows quick and easy access.

Job details:

  • Full time/exempt
  • Location: Any BUILD office (Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York)
  • Occasional travel is required during the year for retreats and staff meetings.

Compensation:
The salary for a business analyst ranges from $75,000 to $95,000, according to BUILD’s equity-focused salary bands. BUILD offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This
includes employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts (FSA),
employer-paid life insurance and a matching 403(b) plan. Additionally, BUILD eligible
employees are entitled to generous vacation time, sick leave, paid federal holidays, and December 24
until January 1, a flexible working environment, professional development and other
allowances for scalable projects.

COVID-19 Safety Commitment:
BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable accommodation
on the basis of a qualifying medical exemption or sincere religious beliefs are
considered in accordance with applicable law.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae. BUILD is equal
Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this
position.

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