June 28, 2022

Financial Business Analyst job with Build.org

Organization Profile:
Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to
ignite the power of youth in
under-resourced communities to build Career success,
Entrepreneurial mindsets, and
Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives
BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship
experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate
student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students
work with their peers and community mentors to develop business
ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students
journey 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 life success are the goals.

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students
annually at programs located
in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and
Boston. Our new digital
offerings are reaching 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 driven and passionate team
who believe 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 an
entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Our culture
thrives by embracing
diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural
understanding. Kindness, empathy and
respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our
students, our teachers and our
supporters. We believe in the potential of every student and are
dedicated to breaking down
the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way
of their long-term
success. The remarkable young men and women whom 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)
serves as a connection between the Finance team and the operating
regions. The BA
prepares various analyses in order to provide timely and relevant
updates of BUILD’s financial
performance and implications of BUILD strategic decisions. Reports
include the annual
budget, monthly budget versus actual results, grant reports,
Finance Committee packages
and Board packages. In addition, the BA may assist the National
Director of Finance in
preparation of the annual audit supporting materials and the
organizations Form 990. The BA’s reporting will help BUILD
stakeholders understand BUILD’s financial performance,
position,
strategy, and outlook.

Position Responsibilities:
Annual Budgeting – 30%

  • Working with the CFOO, Regional Executive Directors and senior
    BUILD management, develop annual operating budgets.
  • Working with the CFOO, develop supporting materials for the
    BUILD Finance Committee and BUILD Board

Monthly and Periodic Reporting – 25%

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

Grant Reporting – 20%

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

Annual Audit – 10%

  • Working with the National Director of Finance and CFOO prepare
    audit supporting documents as needed
  • Working with the CFOO, develop qualitative commentary as needed
    to support audited financial records.

Special Projects for CFO – 15%

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

Candidate Requirements:

  • BA or BS degree in Finance required in Finance; MBA highly
    desirable.
  • 3+ years of Finance experience required; non-profit experience
    preferred.
  • Tech Savvy; knowledge of industry standard accounting software
    required; familiarity with Sage Intacct preferred
  • Ability to effectively interact 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 a qualifying medical exemption
    or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in
    accordance with applicable law.

Successful candidates will demonstrate BUILD’s Core
Values and competencies through a

combination of previous education/work
experiences:

BUILD’s Core Values:

  • Keep Students at the Center – As BUILDers, we
    hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power
    and potential of youth. Our organization exists to serve students.
    We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of
    knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build
    extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus
    on what is in the best interest of our students.
  • Bring the Spark – As BUILDers, we excel in the
    entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students –
    Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit 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 can do attitude. When we bring the spark we
    achieve great things together, and we model the way for our
    students.
  • Bridge Communities – As BUILDers, we develop
    and foster relationships in service of creating access and
    opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value
    all who come 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.
  • Promote Diversity and Social Action – As
    BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create
    equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of
    difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that
    have been historically denied social and economic justice. 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 us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender,
    language, sexual orientation, and social class.

Role Specific Competencies:

  • Working Style—ability to work independently while collaborating
    with other BUILD staff in order to complete assigned
    responsibilities.
  • Project Management—identifies and thinks through all necessary
    steps of a project, sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly
    between prioritized tasks, identifies required participants and
    holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis—reviews quantitative
    and/or qualitative data sets in order to recognize patterns,
    identifies additional information or data needed, and draws
    conclusions
  • Custom Service Orientation – anticipate and respond promptly
    and professionally to requests and needs from all key stakeholders
    and set clear expectations while taking other perspectives into
    account.
  • Organization – assemble information and objects in a systematic
    way that allows quick and easy access.

Position Details:

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

Compensation:
The salary for Business Analyst ranges from $75-95k in accordance
with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands. BUILD offers a
competitive benefits package for eligible employees. This
includes employer paid medical, dental & vision coverage,
flexible spending accounts (FSA),
employer paid life insurance, and a 403(b) plan with match. In
addition, eligible BUILD
employees qualify for generous vacation, sick, paid Federal
holidays, and December 24
through January 1 off, a flexible work environment, professional
development and additional
stipends for stretch projects.

COVID-19 Commitment to Safety:
BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees.
Reasonable accommodations
based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious
beliefs are being
considered in accordance with applicable law.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and
resume. BUILD is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds
to apply for this
position.