*Position Title and Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Consistent with the strategic priorities of Acero Schools, the Senior Financial Analyst will assist with developing, improving and maintaining the annual budget along with subsidiary and long term budgets. The Senior Financial Analyst will support developing the annual budget across all sources and uses of funds for Acero at both the school and the organizational level. The Senior Financial Analyst will report to the Finance Director and will work with the Acero leadership team, School Principals and network personnel on incorporating financial planning and analysis into an effective business model that most effectively and efficiently delivers resources to Acero students. Acero Schools is committed to maintaining its network of schools and as such the Senior Financial Analyst will work with the Finance Director to model the long term sustainability of Acero and collaborate on matters of financial planning.
JOIN OUR TEAM
A team of problem solvers who find joy in developing solutions.
A team of compliance driven individuals who contribute to, respect and serve in our communities.
A team who embodies the values of achievement, community, excellence, resilience and optimism.
Support management with execution of the annual budget process, including assisting with the development of budget targets and estimates to ensure the network’s budget is reasonable and strategically aligns with our mission and goals.
Conduct financial analyses, including budget to actual performance, preparation of pro-formas and financial forecasts, to achieve operating efficiencies.
Assist with preparing budget presentations for senior management and key stakeholders.
Provide training and support to network staff to help with managing school and department budgets and related activity.
Assist with preparing internal and external reports involving budget results, including but not limited to reporting to key stakeholders and board of directors.
Develop financial models and lead the management and use of our budget management system.
Believe in our ability to create the future we envision.
Other duties, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or economics
Work experience as a Financial or Budget Analyst, Grant Manager or equivalent (preferred)
Proficiency in using MS Excel (e.g. vlookup, hlookup, etc.) and ideally experience with financial modeling and analysis
Familiarity with budget management systems such as Advanced Budget Management or Adaptive Insights is a plus
Flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit, to accommodate high level of responsibility and multiple priorities
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively in a fluid environment and with a wide range of constituents, including board members, school personnel and external reports
Must be authorized to work in the United States (required)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The nature of the work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files, and an ability to communicate and exchange information. Physical demands include the ability to stand, bend, reach high and low, stoop, and walk around the classroom 60% of the day. In addition, candidates must be able to lift and/or push and pull 15 to 20 lbs. for short periods of time, and walk up and down stairs several times a day.
Majority of work is performed in a general office environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. Also requires participation and attendance at organization-sponsored events and meetings.
NOTE: The foregoing list of essential duties and responsibilities is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Acero Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals. Acero Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
About Acero Schools - Chicago
At Acero Schools, we are what we believe.
Achievement – We set goals and do what it takes to achieve them.
Community – We contribute to, respect and serve in our communities.
Excellence – We expect our best and strive to make our best even better.
Resilience – We learn and grow through adversity and challenges.
Optimism – We believe in our ability to create the future we envision.