Financial Planning & Analysis School Budget Analyst

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.

You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.

Job Description

The Opportunity

KIPP Texas is seeking an FP&A Analyst to provide critical financial and reporting support to our KIPP Forward team, Regional Superintendent, and schools in Austin; this role may also provide support to other regions, as needed. This position is based in Austin, Texas. The FP&A Analyst is responsible for performing various budget analyses and forecasting to ensure that KIPP Texas makes wise financial decisions and uses funding appropriately, flagging discrepancies for the Director of School Budgets. S/he will have extensive interaction with the regional leadership team of KIPP Texas and play a major role in developing budgets, supporting FP&A process implementation, and serving as the gatekeeper for the financial software used by KIPP Texas. The Finance team celebrates understanding the big picture, and this role will balance deep financial analysis with evaluating organizational KPIs.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The FP&A Analyst will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Have advanced analytical ability to independently perform detailed variance analysis; the FP&A Analyst must be able to zoom into the details and zoom out to see the overall impact to the organization 
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis focused on current and future year budgets; these projects will be time-sensitive and require quick turnarounds so that the regional leadership team can make decisions 
  • Participate in the facilitation and maintenance of the annual KIPP Texas budget process
  • Work with budget owners to provide ongoing data analysis, variance updates, and projections, ensuring appropriate monitoring and controls, while supporting prudent budget decisions 
  • Support the implementation of new policies and procedures
  • Provide training and ensure ongoing availability to answer budget owners’ questions on individual budgets, financial systems, and financial policies
  • Assist in the monthly/quarterly/annual reviews and analyses of financial reports for accuracy and budget variance
  • Actively seek out professional development opportunities 
  • Build trust with team members, SSP Chiefs & staff, and school leaders 
  • Travel to the various campuses and properties, as needed
  • Ad hoc reporting and modeling requested by the Director of School budgets and/or Deputy Chief of Finance, as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a fast-paced, high stress environment 
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal ongoing assistance
  • Strong self-initiative and time management skills, with the ability to complete multiple financial analysis projects in a short and compressed time window
  • Diverse experience valued (finance, accounting, consulting)
  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor, with high level of self-confidence
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work with various working styles and different personality types at all levels of management
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and strong PowerPoint skills

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

As a full time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas’ benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices, including medical, dental, and vision options, as well as life insurance, fertility, and disability plans starting as low as $25/month.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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