Head of Finance & Strategy
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
40% OF COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES DROP OUT. That’s more than 37 million Americans who were on the path to a degree but couldn’t finish. Many dropouts are the first in their family to go to college, with a myriad of financial, social, and academic challenges that keep them from finishing. To help combat this, ReUp Education partners with universities to find students who have dropped out and are eager to get back to college. We come in to give them the support they need to re-enroll and graduate.
Founded in 2015, we are the only organization that focuses exclusively on helping universities engage and re-enroll students who have “stopped out.” To date, we have re-enrolled over 6,500 students and recaptured over $16 million in tuition.
Do you enjoy simplifying complex business questions and providing strategic input using financial models? How about analyzing key performance metrics to discover crucial insights that will supercharge growth? ReUp Education is looking for a Head of Finance & Strategy to join our growing team and help the 37 million Americans who have taken a break from college to return to school, complete their remaining credits, and graduate.
Reporting directly to our COO, you will own all aspects of the Finance function at ReUp Education, including financial planning & analysis, financial reporting, A/P, A/R, and business model forecasting. You will play a key role in helping the ReUp executive team achieve its performance goals by conducting analyses to inform pivotal operational and business decisions. This will also be a highly collaborative opportunity, in which you’ll partner with our data, product, and coaching operations teams to measure relevant KPIs against company goals. As we approach our Series A round, expand our student services, and look to double in size over the next year, your financial and business acumen will be critical at every step.
The ideal candidate has a strong track record of success at growth-stage companies, is comfortable working across a variety of teams, and geeks out on data analysis that will help further an important social mission. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
Budget management including leadership of the annual budget planning process and regular budget variance analyses for review by the executive team
Maintenance of ReUp’s long-term business financial model, updating as needed to suit evolving needs
Regular financial reporting and analyses for the ReUp Board and external stakeholders, including investors, partners and clients
Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable processes
Determine the ROI of new partnership deals and corporate initiatives
Support the executive team in defining company level performance goals and creating plans to achieve them
Work across departments to design, implement and track KPIs to measure performance against company goals
Provide recommendations to improve business performance based on regular analyses of operational and financial data
Material/content creation for investors, our sales team, and other ad hoc purposes
Regular usage of Excel, Tableau, and other analytical tools
Occasional board presentations and pitching to potential investors
Limited travel (bi-annual retreats; investor meetings)
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or a related field. Master’s Degree a plus.
8+ years experience in corporate planning, business finance, investment banking, management consulting, private equity, or related fields
Higher ed, ed tech, and startup experience a big plus
Mastery of MS Excel and Google Sheets
Experience producing business insights from data
Experience with analytical tools and techniques a plus (SQL, statistics, data visualization and predictive modeling)
Experience building and maintaining financial models
Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
You care about ReUp’s mission and are committed to helping us open new opportunities to students
What does success look like?
You will have thought critically about and updated our long-term business model to reflect changing priorities, partnerships, and services since our beginnings in 2015
You will have successfully helped guide us through a Series A funding round and played a key role in winning investments
You will have made sure we’re regularly establishing and hitting goals through close monitoring of KPIs
You have worked to implement the financial infrastructure needed to ensure we keep a close pulse on our financials and can quickly respond to market changes as needed
ReUp is a distributed company. You may join us in our San Francisco, CA office or work remotely.
Competitive salary and equity stake
Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees; we pay 100% of the employee's premium and 50% of any dependents' premiums
Unlimited time off and remote work opportunity
A diverse team that fosters a high level of collaboration despite being highly distributed
If working remotely, we will supply the tools you need to set your workspace up for success, including a Mac or PC laptop
ReUp employees share a passion for second chances. We fight hard to support students as they embark on finishing what they started. We believe in the power of human potential and you can feel that in our bones and our culture. We really mean it when we say we care about hiring people from diverse backgrounds. Take a look at our team tab on our website to read about our staff’s stories. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment where trust, communication, creativity, and humility are valued as highly as technical skills. We believe shared ownership builds a more resilient company, and we tackle hard problems, together. If that sounds like your dream work environment, we look forward to hearing from you.
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ReUp Education, Inc. ("ReUp") provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ReUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. ReUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ReUp’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.