Feb 26, 2019

Sr. Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Redwood City, CA, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community.

The Sr. Manager of FP&A is a full-time, exempt position, responsible for analyzing complex financial data across the organization to support budgeting, forecasting, reporting, long-term strategic planning, and key stakeholder decision making. The successful candidate will be proficient in Excel and Powerpoint, and be comfortable working with large financial data sets, have in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), SaaS financial reporting systems, and the ability to work in a Team environment as well as forming key collaborative cross, functional working relationships at all levels of the organization

Essential Functions

  • Be adept at complex financial modeling in excel and in translating business strategy into actionably financial models and data
  • Participate in the monthly close, in partnership with Accounting leadership
  • Advance the capabilities of Adaptive Planning & integrate into FP&A’s daily workflow
  • Be a key contributor for delivering a successful annual operating plan
  • Automate key current business processes & Excel models where appropriate
  • Report & forecast regional profitability & cash flow
  • Communicate financial processes and budget strategies to stakeholders at all levels, including school leaders, finance colleagues and senior leadership
  • Expand the breadth & depth of current strategic alliances
  • Continuously scale the FP&A function & cross functional internal business processes
  • Help mentor other FP&A team members


  • Minimum 7+ years finance experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in Accounting, Finance or equivalent. CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Commitment and passion for Rocketship’s mission, vision, and goals
  • Strong attention to detail with passion for detailed work.
  • Thrives in a fluid business environment and able to juggle multiple tasks and reprioritize with ease. Track record of making sound decisions when facing new and unfamiliar challenges.
  • Outstanding analytical skills and a proven ability to connect data analysis with business issues and decisions. Advanced Excel and modeling skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to express quantitative results clearly, concisely and effectively; ability to summarize and effectively explain complex information.
  • Strong track record of process implementation and improvement.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with proven success at building cross-functional relationships.
  • In depth knowledge of Financial Statements & GAAP
  • Experience supporting leadership for monthly & quarterly reporting & ad hoc financial analysis; KPI’s, dashboards and reporting
  • Experience with monthly close, quarterly reporting, & annual operating planning
  • Working knowledge of Adaptive Insights or a similar SaaS financial reporting tool
  • Ability to work independently & as a leader in cross functional collaboration & projects
  • Proven track record of accurate expense, P&L, & cash flow forecasting
  • Experience working for a cause or an organization that is bigger than oneself, and being an Activist for the Organization

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy.  For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Email: [email protected] Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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