Sr. Finance Operations Analyst

About Niche
Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About the Role
We are looking for a highly motivated Financial Operations Analyst to play an integral role in the financial operations of our growing business. You will work closely with the sales team to ensure accurate and timely billing to our customers and follow up with customers for timely payment of invoices. You will also work closely with the rest of the  Finance team to calculate revenue by customer on a monthly basis. This role will report to the Director of Finance.

What You Will Do

During the 1st Month:

  • Attend onboarding sessions to better understand our internal processes and learn about the company
  • Collaborate with Finance, Sales, Operations, and Partnership team members to learn about the company, customers, and product offerings
  • Understand the process for invoice generation, revenue recognition, and cash receipts
  • Learn the accounting systems including Salesforce, SAASOptics, Quickbooks, and Avalara

Within 3 Months:

  • Take ownership of monthly sales revenue metrics and revenue reconciliations
  • Master technology used in the reporting process including QuickBooks, SaaSOptics, and Salesforce
  • Complete monthly sales tax and general ledger account reconciliations

Within 6 Months:

  • Work with an external accounting firm to complete annual financial statement audits and provide required information 
  • Define key metrics to help analyze company performance and build reports to update automatically
  • Implement procedures to collect sales tax exemption forms, purchase orders, or other documents needed to properly invoice customers.

Within 12 Months:

  • Collaborate with Director of Finance on the growth of the Finance organization, thinking through segmentation, process and workflow
  • Assess the systems and technology used in accounting and reporting to determine if it meets the needs of a rapidly expanding company

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, related field or experience working as part of an Accounting or Finance team
  • Proficiency with accounting systems; must be proficient using Quickbooks Online
  • Experience with Salesforce or a similar CRM service is a plus
  • Recent experience with subscription metrics and customer reporting
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office, specifically with pivot tables and formulas in Excel
  • Highly organized, with good time management and prioritization skills, acute attention to detail, works with a sense of urgency
  • Must have a positive, energetic attitude and approach all interactions with a customer service orientation
  • Self-starter with proven ability to research information, problem-solve and coordinate projects
  • Adaptable, versatile, and able to work in a fast paced and adapting environment
  • Excited to work in a culture of measurability and continuous optimization

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation in a fast-growing company
  • Employee health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays, and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and 401(k) with employer match
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office and we are also open to remote candidates. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

As interviews are being held remotely, if there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.



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