Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Washington, United States

Financial Planning and Analysis 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 1,000 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

This is a newly created role reporting into the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis. This is an opportunity to be an early member of a team building financial-based decision making into a mid-sized company. In this role, you will partner with key owners across the business to serve as the key advisor in finance-based decision support including budget creation, forecasting, variance and other key analyses that will be the basis for ideas, for investment, opportunities to create efficiency and long-term planning.


  • Manage a portfolio of Great Minds function’s financial planning process and analysis including budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis.
  • Serve as Senior Leader’s key advisor by providing insightful analysis, persuasive commentary, and relevant data that enable decisions.
  • Deeply understand Great Minds business model so that Finance’s commentary goes beyond numbers and contextualizes data with business outcomes.
  • Leverage our planning tool (Adaptive Insights) to provide dashboard and ad-hoc reports.


  • 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
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to understand key financial drivers for business models.
  • Strong relationship building and experience driving change with senior leaders.
  • Storytelling experience that weaves numbers with business context in a way that is accessible for a wide audience.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field
  • 5+ years experience in forecasting, budgeting and analysis.


  • Full-time


  • Washington, DC


  • The position is currently home-based due to COVID19
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

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

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

New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to potential accommodation as required by law or otherwise permitted by the Company.

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.