Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Accounting
  • Washington DC, United States

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing non-profit organization developing world class curricula for grades PK-12, is seeking a Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis to join our mission-driven team of professionals. At Great Minds, we believe every child is capable of greatness. Our mission is to ensure all students have access to a quality education and the full range of liberal arts and sciences.   

Company Profile

Founded in 2007, Great Minds is a rapidly growing DC-based non-profit operating nationwide that develops world-class curricula for grades PK-12.  Our mission is to ensure all students have access to a quality education in the full range of the liberal arts and sciences.

In 2010, Great Minds published the Common Core Curriculum Maps for ELA. The success of the ELA offering was followed by being awarded 3 contracts to develop a Pre K-12 math curriculum for the New York State Education Department.  Great Minds owns this curriculum, which is now widely used throughout the US as Eureka Math.  Great Minds presently employs more than 200 people.

Great Minds’ business model has moved from grant and contract solicitation to direct revenue generation over the last 3 years. This model shift has produced consistent 20+% revenue growth year over year, in large part due to the success of Eureka Math. Great Minds recent release of Wit & Wisdom, their K-8 ELA curriculum, has already gained early adoption in the marketplace. With the imminent publication of core curricula in additional subjects, the company’s business model continues to evolve to sustain its steady and rapid growth.

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Job Description
The Great Minds’ FP&A Manager will engage in financial analysis in such areas as annual and quarterly planning, forecasting, budgeting, cost reduction, and operational performance. The Candidate will partner with Program/Product Management to provide leadership and mentoring in financial reporting and processes. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Accounting.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform data analysis to assess project business performance..
  • Provide analytical and operational support to the financial analysis and strategic business planning process
  • Analyzing cash forecasting, customer revenues and customer retention.
  • Prepare information needed for financial reporting to internal committees and/or senior management.
  • Investigate ways to improve profitability and maximize return on investment while minimizing risk.
  • Engage in financial analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, \cost reduction, and operational performance.
  • Assist in the determination of product pricing in relation to features offered and competitor pricing. 
  • Perform marginal sensitivity analysis.
  • Create and manage product P/L statements, analyze results and key business drivers. Compile and analyze KPIs.  Report on them to management.
  • Handle ad hoc projects and other duties as needed.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Firm understanding of financial principles and demonstrate application through hands on experience.
  • Experience presenting financial data to the Board of Directors, Senior Management
  • Proven ability to discuss accounting with various audiences.
  • Detail oriented with a high attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask and prioritize workflow to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Adaptability to change with organization needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working experience in ADP, Intacct and Salesforce 



  • Full-time
  • Exempt
  • Located in Washington DC near the Navy Yard Metro/Remote Position.
  • Excellent benefits package.  


Please apply on our Careers page: https://greatminds.recruitee.c... If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required.