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Accounting/FP&A Manager

Company: EF Education First Gruppe
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced finance & accounting manager to join our Boston based EF Academy team, to provide financial oversight and cost control for our US legal entities and school campuses. This role sits at the crossroads of accounting, finance, forecasting, and business strategy, and requires an impeccable attention to detail combined with a deep understanding of the broader business and various strategic priorities. Reporting directly to the CFO, this person will be a business partner to the senior leadership team at headquarters and campuses and help drive efficiency and increase ROI on central investments. What you'll do:

The Accounting/FP&A Manager will be responsible for managing the legal accounting operations, legal entity budgeting, and reporting of our entities with accountability for the accuracy and completeness of financial records, providing financial analysis and required internal and external reporting. - The role will also extend into the campus operations of the business. There will be significant responsibility for setting the budgets and monitoring results in partnership with the campus staff and providing input to key senior stakeholders. The successful candidate will maintain comprehensive knowledge and expertise on the campus operating structure in order to understand, analyze and suggest data-driven scalable and sustainable investments that support the growth of the business. - Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting and financial reporting for the legal entities ensuring accurate and timely recording of financial transactions on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Develop, maintain, and improve financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance with internal and external financial reporting requirements
  • Prepare and present financial analysis and reporting to management and stakeholders
  • Lead the statutory close and external audit
  • Monitor compliance with EF's internal controls while ensuring that business priorities and contact terms and conditions are compliant
  • Manage the budgeting process for the legal entities
  • Oversee production costs for the school campuses, including understanding the operating structure, setting and monitoring budgets and implementing, maintaining and improving controls in the budgeting and spending process
  • Develop and implement financial strategies to improve profitability and financial performance, including tracking of industry trends
  • Partner with operations team and management on all aspects of the business to support to understand actuals and future trends in real time
  • Manage and develop staff, including hiring, training, and performance evaluations whilst creating a positive and supportive work environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration

    Who you are:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, CPA designation or equivalent certification a plus
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a finance or accounting management role, including managing a team
    • Strong understanding of accounting principles and practices with experience managing financial operations for multiple legal entities
    • Robust analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Detail-oriented and organized
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and accounting software
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team Why you'll love working here: -

      Work in our beautiful Cambridge office where you'll enjoy comprehensive professional development, frequent social programming and employee-run social groups (including our "EFinity" groups: -Black@EF, LGBTQ+@EF, -Latinos@EF, API@EF, -Jewish@EF, -Indigenous@EF -and -Parents@EF).

      You can expect:
      • Eligibility for our Workplace Flexibility Program: our pilot hybrid work model with up to two days of work-from-home per week, after your initial onboarding
      • Robust professional growth opportunities including monthly trainings, workshops, and inspiring talks with global leaders and experts
      • Four weeks paid vacation your first year and nine paid holidays
      • 25% company match on your 401(k)
      • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with life and disability insurance
      • Paid international business travel
      • Wellness benefits and a yearly fitness reimbursement
      • EF program discounts including travel, language schools, childcare, and more
      • Dependent care, healthcare, and commuter flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
      • Discounts at local venues and businesses
        About EF Education First: At EF we believe that the world is better when people try to understand one another. Since 1965, we have helped millions of people see new places, experience new cultures, and learn new things about the world and about themselves. Our culturally immersive education programs-focused on language, travel, cultural exchange, and academics-turn dreams into international opportunities.

        When you join EF, you join a multicultural and diverse community working across more than 600 schools and offices in 50 countries, all with one shared mission of opening the world through education. Whoever you are, whatever you are passionate about-we welcome you and want you to bring that to work every day. EF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to inclusion and belonging across race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, identity, parental status, experience and everything else that makes you unique. Founded in Sweden in 1965, EF has schools and offices around the world, including hubs in Boston, London, Mexico City, S--o Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Z--rich, and more. Learn more at - . Want to learn more about life at EF? Follow us on social.

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