Financial Analyst, Corporate Strategy at Brightwheel | Powderkeg

Location: Remote (US Only)

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Finance

Our Mission and Opportunity

Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s vision is to enable high quality early education for every child — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $100 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.

Our Team

We are a fully remote team with employees across every time zone in the US, and a small hub in Austin. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer- focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban.

We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work.

Who You Are

Brightwheel is seeking a talented Financial Analyst for Corporate Strategy to join the Finance and Strategy team. You are passionate, highly motivated and will partner with key functions to enable the company’s operational execution and financial strategy. As a high impact member of the Finance and Strategy team, you will be a driver in cross-functional collaboration + accountability and have the opportunity to build out our financial planning and reporting capabilities. You will partner with important decision makers to deliver key analyses to drive key initiatives and future scale.

What You’ll Do

  • Build and maintain detailed and dynamic financial and operating models that are powered by material inputs from stakeholders to inform quarterly forecasts, budgeting/planning across various functions and P&Ls, and investment capacity and prioritization
  • Act as a finance business partner by delivering financial insights and analyses to key functions (GTM and Operations, G&A, and Product & Engineering) to track business performance, exercise expenditure and investment controls, and identify risks and opportunities to our financial outlook
  • Build and report on key financial and performance metrics as our business evolves and help drive processes within our business including but not limited to company-wide financial budgeting and forecasting, headcount tracking, and budget variance reporting
  • Assist in summarizing reports and analyses connected to monthly accounting close, including cash burn detail and variance to plan analysis, management reporting, and/or model re-forecasts as necessary
  • Create and prepare regular reporting deliverables and investor materials for board meetings, investors, and other key stakeholders; assist in ad hoc projects including but not limited to: Investor Relations, Capital Fundraising, and Business Strategy


  • 3 years experience in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, or related fields (start-up experience a plus)
  • Strong grasp of the 3 financial statements and analysis, financial acumen, and US GAAP with a high aptitude and enthusiasm for problem-solving through quantitative modeling and analysis
  • Advanced Excel / Google Sheets skills with a deep understanding of model architecture, formula efficiency, pivot tables (macros, SQL a plus)
  • Structured thinker with the ability to frame and reason through sophisticated business problems, even in the face of ambiguity or imperfect information
  • Self-starter who is proactive, intellectually curious, and not afraid to seek out projects independently
  • Team player with the ability to partner cross-functionally in growing organization
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as a collaborative mindset and approach to work

Brightwheel offers a competitive compensation package (base salary, equity and benefits) with a strong emphasis on equity-based compensation (ownership in brightwheel). For cash compensation, brightwheel sets standard ranges for all roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In alignment with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual cash compensation for this role in Colorado is targeted at $69,000-86,000. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including geographic location as well as candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above. If you are applying from a different location and have questions on the compensation band for your region, please ask your recruiter.

Our benefits package includes premium medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous paid parental leave, a flexible paid time off policy, a monthly wellness and productivity stipend, and a Learning & Development stipend.

Brightwheel is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Financial Analyst, Corporate Strategy
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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