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Finance Systems Manager

ABOUT KHAN ACADEMY

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to deliver a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Our proven learning platform offers free, high-quality supplemental learning content and practice that cover Pre-K - 12th grade and early college core academic subjects, focusing on math and science. We have over 155 million registered learners globally and are committed to improving learning outcomes for students worldwide, focusing on learners in historically under-resourced communities.

OUR COMMUNITY 

Our students, teachers, and parents come from all walks of life, and so do we. Our team includes people from academia, traditional/non-traditional education, big tech companies, and tiny startups. We hire great people from diverse backgrounds and experiences because it makes our company stronger. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as necessary to achieve our mission and impact the communities we serve. We know that transforming education starts in-house with learning about ourselves and our colleagues. We strive to be world-class in investing in our people and commit to developing you as a professional.

THE ROLE

We are looking for an experienced and driven Financial Systems Manager to join our growing Finance team. This role will be  critical to our remote friendly team to run efficiently, effectively, and proactively to keep pace with changing business needs. You’ll help us improve our financial reporting and processes through system improvements in our cloud based finance and accounting systems.

WHAT YOU'LL DO: 

  • Oversee ongoing maintenance of financial systems (Sage Intacct, Workday Adaptive, and applicable connected applications, Bill, Expensify) to ensure optimal performance and regular system updates.

  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve financial system issues promptly, minimizing impact on business operations; providing support to Finance and cross functional team members. 

  • Collaborate with other departments to gather requirements and ensure financial systems meet cross-functional needs.

  • Work with internal partners and stakeholders to create custom reports and dashboards in the systems based on the  detailed requirements. Understanding the needs of various stakeholders and translating those needs into clear and comprehensive system requirements and outputs.  

  • Train and support users with varying levels of system knowledge.

  • Maintain up-to-date documentation on system configurations, user procedures, systems access controls,  data flow, and troubleshooting guides.

  • Ensure strong internal controls and compliance with financial regulations, standards, system security, and data integrity with respect to  financial systems.

  • Manage financial system-related projects, including systems implementations, to ensure successful completion.

  • Assist with audit requirements.

  • As part of a small team, provide backup and support to finance and accounting team members as necessary.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in financial systems management, accounting/finance, or IT systems with a focus on financial applications

  • Understanding of cloud-based financial software architecture

  • Advance knowledge of Excel functions and strong ability to process large data sets

  • Experience with project management; ability to plan, execute, and monitor projects, ensuring timely completion within budget

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting standards

  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling

  • Clear and effective communication, both written and verbal

  • Creative thinking to devise effective solutions to system limitations

  • Ability to work effectively independently,  in a team, and across departments

  • An ability to identify when something is working as intended or if an issue needs to be addressed

  • A love of learning, innovation, and efficiency

  • Experience at a Software as a Service (SaaS), EdTech, or not-for-profit industry, a plus but not required

PERKS AND BENEFITS

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well! We offer:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Ample paid time off as needed – Your well-being is a priority.

  • Remote-first culture - that caters to your time zone, with open flexibility as needed, at times

  • Generous parental leave

  • An exceptional team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to do your best

  • The chance to put your talents towards a deeply meaningful mission and the opportunity to work on high-impact products that are already defining the future of education

  • Opportunities to connect through affinity, ally, and social groups

  • And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance, including medical, dental, vision, and life

At Khan Academy we are committed to fair and equitable compensation practices, the well-being of our employees, and our Khan community. This belief is why we have built out a robust Total Rewards package that includes competitive base salaries, and extensive benefits and perks to support physical, mental, and financial well-being.

As this is a new role for us, we are still calibrating the exact level of experience required. The target salary range for a more associate-level candidate is $96,800 - $116,000 USD and for a more advanced-level candidate is $120,800 - $144,537 USD. These pay ranges are a general guideline only. The salary offered will depend on internal pay equity and the candidate’s relevant skills, experience, qualifications, and job market data. Exceptional performers in this role who make an outsized contribution can make well in excess of this range.  Additional incentives are provided as part of the complete total rewards package in addition to comprehensive medical and other benefits.

MORE ABOUT US

OUR COMPANY VALUES

Live & breathe learners

We deeply understand and empathize with our users. We leverage user insights, research, and experience to build content, products, services, and experiences that our users trust and love. Our success is defined by the success of our learners and educators.

Take a stand

As a company, we have conviction in our aspirational point of view of how education will evolve. The work we do is in service to moving towards that point of view. However, we also listen, learn and flex in the face of new data, and commit to evolving this point of view as the industry and our users evolve.

Embrace diverse perspectives

We are a diverse community. We seek out and embrace a diversity of voices, perspectives and life experiences leading to stronger, more inclusive teams and better outcomes. As individuals, we are committed to bringing up tough topics and leaning into different points of view with curiosity. We actively listen, learn and collaborate to gain a shared understanding. When a decision is made, we commit to moving forward as a united team.

Work responsibly and sustainably

We understand that achieving our audacious mission is a marathon, so we set realistic timelines and we focus on delivery that also links to the bigger picture. As a non-profit, we are supported by the generosity of donors as well as strategic partners, and understand our responsibility to our finite resources. We spend every dollar as though it were our own. We are responsible for the impact we have on the world and to each other. We ensure our team and company stay healthy and financially sustainable.

Bring out the joy

We are committed to making learning a joyful process. This informs what we build for our users and the culture we co-create with our teammates, partners and donors.

Cultivate learning mindset

We believe in the power of growth for learners and for ourselves. We constantly learn and teach to improve our offerings, ourselves, and our organization. We learn from our mistakes and aren’t afraid to fail. We don't let past failures or successes stop us from taking future bold action and achieving our goals.

Deliver wow

We insist on high standards and deliver delightful, effective end-to-end experiences that our users can rely on. We choose to focus on fewer things — each of which aligns to our ambitious vision — so we can deliver high-quality experiences that accelerate positive measurable learning with our strategic partners.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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