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Finance and Budget Manager (NYC)

DonorsChoose.org engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable, and personal way to address educational inequity. In this clip, board member Stephen Colbert tells the organization's story.  

Since its launch in 2000, more than 3 million "citizen philanthropists" have donated to classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org, channeling books, field trips, technology, and other resources to more than 28 million students in public schools, overwhelmingly from low-income households. Along the way, the organization helped to pioneer the field of crowdfunding and is now making an impact beyond school supplies.  

Through its dedicated team and culture, DonorsChoose.org earned recognition as the #1 "Best Nonprofit to Work For" by the Nonprofit Times.

Team Overview

The Finance team is responsible for financial operations (AR/AP), accounting, treasury & investments, revenue tracking of over $130M in annual donations, and budget  management. With a focus on continuous improvement, technology, and adopting scalable solutions, we serve internal and external customers alike. We are seeking an energetic and creative team member who will thrive in a fast-paced and startup-style work environment.

Position Overview

The Finance and Budget Manager will be an integral part of the DonorsChoose.org Finance team, focused on building a best-in-class budget and forecast process, improving treasury management and working with the CFO to manage the overall financial performance of the organization.
 

Primary Responsibilities

In this role, you’ll:

  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators, including revenue, expenses and capital expenditures
  • Monitor key metrics and proactively highlight areas of opportunity or concern. Your goal will be to see into the future and understand what is ahead
  • Manage the annual budget process, working with the CFO to create guidelines for all cost categories. Collect and consolidate information from stakeholders, and prepare an annual budget book to be distributed to the Executive Team
  • Develop a cash forecast process as the foundation of a treasury management strategy that will maximize the org’s return on $20mm of working capital
  • Create and manage a semi-annual reforecast process, modeled on the budget process, to update org-wide financial projections
  • Review quarterly financial performance, working with the Sr Manager of Accounting and department heads to investigate unexpected variances
  • Serve as a resource for our Partnership Management and Marketing teams to review revenue forecasts and assist as needed
  • Help migrate our offline data sources to online, and merge with existing online org data to drive new insights and org-wide wins

 

Qualifications

This position might be for you if:

  • You feel passionately about joining a mission-driven organization
  • You have 3-5 years of experience working in FP&A, Corporate Finance or another related discipline where you were responsible for financial analysis
  • You are comfortable both digging into details and zooming out to look at the big picture
  • You can bring together information from many sources to draw conclusions and make recommendations. You understand that you won’t always have perfect information, and are comfortable gathering alternative evidence to support a position
  • You excel at building strong relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • You are a pro at building Excel models
  • You are un-intimidated by technology, and readily embrace new systems/applications

Compensation and Benefits

DonorsChoose.org offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes 100% employer paid health, dental, and vision coverage; a matching 401k plan (up to 5% of base salary); an annual professional development stipend, and 5 weeks paid vacation plus national holidays.

To Apply

Please submit your application online and address your cover letter to Geoff Hill, Chief Financial Officer.

A Final Note

The DonorsChoose.org team works toward a nation where students in every community have the resources needed for an excellent education. To do this we hire and support a diverse team of the best and the brightest talent available.

We are an organization increasingly representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities that comprise our nation. DonorsChoose.org focuses on attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent because it makes us more effective, high-performing, creative, and resilient.  

If you are passionate about our mission, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.

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