Business Manager

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Washington DC, United States

Business Manager

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK–12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Business Manager to join our dynamic, dedicated Accounting & Finance team.


Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Job Purpose

The Finance Business Manager ensures department profitability and identifies problem areas. For each department under the Business Manager’s care, the Business Manager creates budgets, forecasts sales, performs regular analysis to inform the respective department head of opportunities to cut spending or develop ideas for expansion, and manages the overall financial picture.


  • Acts as Strategic Partner to each assigned department’s leadership while representing the Finance team.
  • Team with Product Managers to help manage Product Pricing and Margin
  • Develop Business Cases for new Product launches
  • Maintains records and analyzes the difference between actual operating figures and estimated budgets and corrects variances and issues therein.
  • Partner with Accounting to review month end close and accruals
  • Coordinate with Finance on annual budget, forecast and monthly variance analysis
  • Enhances the financial processes of each assigned department for profitability and revenue growth.
  • Reviews operating budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Modifies financial plans and budget amounts based on the changes in business plans.
  • Develops relationships with key decision makers within assigned departments as a trusted financial resource for all business projects.


  • BS/BA degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
  • Minimum 5+ years similar experience in FP&A and/or Business Planning
  • Excellent cross-group collaboration skills, including the ability to comfortably communicate with senior management
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Advanced analytic and reporting skills
  • Extensive experience performing variance analysis
  • Detail-oriented with attention to accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically experience relaying and presenting financial data to senior management and diverse audiences 

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Full-time


  • Washington D.C.

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

If selected for an interview, background check will be required.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.