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Budget Analyst

NWEA, Portland, OR

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 11/29/2019

Budget Analyst

About This Role…

As our Budget Analyst, you will support the budget, forecast, and reporting needs of the organization. You will partner with Accounting, Procurement, and departmental budget leads to forecast and monitor institutional spending.

Your Next Challenge…

Participate in the administration of budgets, planning and forecasting activities, and month end closing procedures.
Prepare scheduled and ad hoc financial reports.
Review and approve purchase requisitions for accuracy, completeness, and alignment with the budget, forecast, and strategic priorities.
Work with all levels of the company to become an internal expert on our organization’s cost and revenue drivers as well as key operational components.
Other operational and production duties as assigned to ensure success of the Finance team and the organization.

Traits for Success…

Fundamental knowledge of financial and accounting principles, particularly in the technology industry.
Solid understanding of financial statements and their interconnectedness; ability to foresee the impact of business decisions to the financial statements.
Proficiency in financial modeling and quantitative analysis, plus the ability to creatively apply financial knowledge based on context of the business problem.
Problem-solving skills including the ability to successfully execute solutions across many functions within and outside the organization.
Ability to work independently in fast paced environment with many priority changes working on multiple projects simultaneously; reliably adhere to deadlines.
Exceptional skills in partnering with key stakeholders across functional areas, and in developing and maintaining long-term supportive relationships.
Discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
Advanced level knowledge of Microsoft Office with specific expertise in Excel.
Working ability with Adaptive Insights and/or NetSuite preferred.

Your Education and Experience…

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required; CPA desirable.
Minimum of 3-5 years relevant financial analyst and/or accounting experience in a commercial business environment; experience with a technology organization (or for an accounting firm serving the technology industry) preferred.
Experience with project accounting, cost accounting, and/or grant accounting a plus.

About NWEA…

NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.

NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization’s mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.

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