Senior Finance Manager, Operations

Senior Finance Manager, Operations
EF Explore America
Cambridge, MA, United States

Are you analytical and a strong communicator?

As a Senior Finance Manager, you will take an active part in Explore America’s Operations team in order to drive business performance and support decision making by creating high quality analyses. You act as a true business partner - translating numbers into operations and driving business change.

The Role

In this role you will play an integral part of the Explore America, Inc. Operations Team by providing timely analysis and reporting directly to the VP of Finance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a Team of Business Analysts and Cost Accountants
  • Identify structural issues and opportunities for improvement to the business, systems and processes based on business performance; communicate findings to Executive Management
  • Ensure that key business metrics, including cost and quality, are defined and tracked accurately
  • Design and execute processes to ensure efficient and accurate cost control of all direct costs
  • Prepare and report costs and cash flow projections on a quarterly basis in Financial statements that guide the EF Board of Directors
  • Work in a fluid and cross-functional team environment, which includes connecting operational goals to sales
  • Manage the annual Budget Process to drive pricing
  • Support ad-hoc projects across departments to drive long-term business value


  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Finance or Operations
  • 5+ years of experience in a financial / operational role while working with Business Analytics
  • Strong analytical aptitude, with an ability to see the big picture
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Experience with business intelligence best practices and visualization tools (PowerBI experience preferred)
  • Ability to solve problems with minimal supervision and oversight
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Innovative, open-minded, collaborative and team-oriented attitude
  • Advanced skills in Excel, SQL, and dashboard creation


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