About Array Education
Array Education (formerly Together Education) is a non-profit incubator that helps entrepreneurs launch high-impact, scalable educational initiatives that support all students in accessing a high-quality education and attaining a choice-filled life. We provide ongoing support to this interconnected ecosystem of education organizations, allowing them to learn faster and have greater impact together.
We currently support five main programs or ventures – Cooperman College Scholars, a college scholarship program targeting high-potential, underrepresented students from Essex County, NJ; nXu, an innovative program working with diverse groups of New York City high school students to help them articulate and pursue their life purpose; Lit, a program partnering with schools and nonprofit organizations to support high quality reading instruction; Opportunity College, a new online post-secondary program for a new generation of career seekers; and Teach Like a Champion, a program that studies and shares the best practices of effective teachers.
The Array Education central team provides shared services support to all of our programs, including financial, operations, HR, technology, and legal support services. Our job is to keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes so our colleagues can focus on delivering amazing, life-changing programs. In addition to paying our bills on time, onboarding and supporting staff across all programs, and being helpful and responsive resources to our teammates, we always find ways to learn in our roles and improve how we do our work. We’re looking for entrepreneurial finance and operations experts (or enthusiasts looking to become experts) dedicated to supporting a variety of education-focused programs who are excited to join a small, scrappy team.
Reporting to Array Education’s Director of Finance (DOF), the Finance Analyst (FA) will be responsible for a wide range of financial reporting and analysis, including monthly budget reporting, in-year reporting, and managing restricted grants. Additionally, the Finance Analyst will play a large role in the monthly close process as well as assisting the Junior Accountant (JA) as needed with payroll, A/R, and and A/P functions. The Finance Analyst will also focus on special and seasonal projects and improving our client service experience.
The position requires a hard worker who is eager to learn with strong attention to detail. The Finance Analyst will need to be able to look at the big picture as well as the day to day processes focused on continuous improvement, accuracy and efficiency. In addition, the Finance Analyst needs to have a passion for Array Education’s purpose and a deeply collaborative approach to work.
Financial Reporting & Analysis (40%):
- On-going Reporting (30%):
- Prepare monthly financial reports for key programs and support annual budgeting. Maintain updated budget/cash flow projections in partnership with the DOF and key program leads
- Manage in-year reporting, including forecasting and necessary ad-hoc reporting
- Grant Management (10%):
- Assist the DOF with maintaining compliance for restricted grants. Ensure grants are used and managed properly through proper accounting/usage tracking
Accounting Functions & Oversight (40-50%):
- Monthly close process (30%):
- Analyze and input accounting data as needed
- Perform monthly bank and investment reconciliations for assigned accounts
- Perform other miscellaneous reconciliations as needed to ensure accuracy of all financial data
- Continuously monitor and improve how accounting processes are completed with an eye for accuracy and efficiency
- Set up and maintain up to date vendor account records with customers and partners
- Aid in coaching and developing the JA to accurately and efficiently complete day to day execution of payroll, A/P, A/R, credit card processing, and expense reimbursement process; assist with these process from time to time as needed
Special Projects and Other Responsibilities (10-20%):
- Seasonal Projects:
- Assist with Audit preparation
- Play lead role in executing seasonal projects such as 1099 processing, W-2 preparation, and 401(k) reporting
- Client Service Projects:
- Assist in training program teams on our accounting policies and procedures
- Preparing & maintain guides to support colleagues’ commonly asked questions
- Ongoing Learning for Yourself & the Team:
- Lead and facilitate some team wide sessions to develop cross functional Array Education knowledge and strengthen team culture while building leadership skills
- Partner with DOF to develop and execute a professional development plan to foster finance and leadership skills
- Engage with Array Education’s programs as opportunities arise to deepen understanding and connection to the mission and program objectives
- Maintain confidentiality of all financial and personnel information
- File all necessary documentation, maintaining organized and secure files at all times
- Bachelor’s degree required; major in accounting, finance, or related field preferred
- 3+ years of accounting or finance experience, with experience in all aspects of bookkeeping, including A/P, A/R, journal entries and payroll; or knowledge of accounting transactions through audit experience
- Proficiency with Excel
- Exceptional attention to detail - you thrive on being thorough, accurate and precise in all you do
- Curiosity to learn new things and desire to deeply understand all aspects of your finance and accounting work - you constantly ask questions, take notes for your own references, and don’t hesitate to confirm your understanding when needed
- Proactive, pragmatic, and resourceful problem solver – you enjoy trying to figure things out
- Ability to work efficiently, smartly, and within an entrepreneurial environment, with demonstrated ability to be a self-starter
- Strong organizational and communication skills with a service-oriented mentality
- A passion to join a mission-driven organization
- Additional qualifications preferred
- Knowledge of non-profit accounting
- Financial reporting experience preferred, e.g. budgeting, forecasting, and grant reporting
- Audit support experience
- Regulatory reporting experience (i.e. 1099, W-2, census reporting)
- Experience with various aspects of vendor management to ensure smooth AR/AP process
Benefits: The salary range for this position is $75,000-95,000, depending on experience. Array Education offers a competitive benefits package, including subsidized health insurance (medical, dental), disability insurance, 401(k) match, unlimited sick time, 18 holidays, and 15 PTO/vacation days.
Location: This is a hybrid position requiring 1-2 days a week in-person in lower Manhattan.
Vaccination Policy: Array Education requires all staff be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO-authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief).
New York, NY 10004