Senior Financial Analyst – Business Partner

Position Senior Financial Analyst – Business Partner

Position Type: Internal/External

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Rob Chmielewski, Managing Director of Financial Planning & Strategy, (Chicago, IL)

Start date: March 2023 

Location: Preferred in Chicago, IL (HQ) or in a OneGoal region: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Bay Area, CA, but flexible within the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C.

Salary Range: $92,000 – $98,000 is the hiring salary range (i.e. the range a candidate would be offered to start). Please note: OneGoal aligns salaries to Cost of Labor, so the actual salary offered would be dependent on the Cost of Labor in the candidate’s living location.

About OneGoal

A postsecondary education unlocks opportunities and economic mobility not only for students, but entire communities. Yet for millions of underserved students, it remains out of reach: only 22% of students in low-income communities earn a postsecondary degree compared to 67% of students from high-income communities. This is not for lack of ambition or talent, but for lack of opportunity and support. OneGoal’s model, honed over 15 years, delivers a culturally relevant experience that works: 82% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 73% of those persist one year after high school graduation. We are looking for individuals to join us in our pursuit of equity. 


The Person

You believe – and your work has demonstrated your belief – that all students can achieve their highest postsecondary aspirations and the life that comes with it. The Senior Financial Analyst – BP is a member of the Finance and Operations team, which is charged with building and managing the systems, processes, and policies necessary to become a scalable, sustainable, and enduring organization over the next five years.


As the Senior Financial Analyst – BP,  your mission is to deeply analyze financial data, specifically by acting as a business thought partner with our six regional teams. Your primary responsibilities will include:


General Partnership with Regional Teams (30-40%)


  • Proactively partnering with Chief Regions Officer, Regional Operations leaders, & 6 Executive Directors (leading each region) to provide financial leadership and support in:
    • Focusing on improving decision making supported by financial data and analysis
    • Understanding operating leaders’ perspectives & long-term plans and leveraging financial expertise to help them achieve those plans
    • Make recommendations & implementing solutions to improve operational efficiencies


Special Project: Supporting Region to State Transition (20-25%)


  • Aiding regional teams in their transitions from a regional footprint to a more scalable state-wide reach by:
    • Modeling expanded revenue streams and respective expense run-rates over several years
    • Modeling fixed & variable costs and conducting analysis to  enhance the expansion of product lines
    • Using sound financial insight to provide  recommendations on which costs should be held nationally vs. at the state level


Supporting Revenue Generation & Tracking (20-25%)


  • Creating grant project budgets for a grant requests across the 6 regions
    • Collaborating with regional fundraising teams to ensure  budgets and reporting reflect grant narratives and grant restrictions indicated by the donors
  • Tracking & forecasting multi-year weighted pipelines including non-profit restrictions
  • Partnering with development, operations, and finance leaders to build strong revenue forecasts across multiple streams and understand the relationships between Development tracking and GAAP accounting of revenue


Annual Planning Support (10-15%)


  • Meeting with regional teams to outline their annual budget asks
    • Partnering with leaders to standardize the processes for revenue and expense budgeting across regions, ensuring that their budgets are aligned with the strategic priorities of the organization
  • Consolidating the data & making recommendations to the Finance team on where each budget should land


Miscellaneous (5-10%)


  • Improving reporting efficiency through additional automation & tweaking
  • Preparing select board & finance committee presentation data
  • Other duties as assigned


TheSenior Financial Analyst – BP is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples as they are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion, purpose, skills, and experiences.   


You believe deeply in the brilliance of all students and in their ability to earn a postsecondary degree.

  • You believe that our Fellows face real systemic barriers to postsecondary completion and that empowering families, teachers, and students to own their unique path will help them to overcome those barriers.


You are organized and have a keen attention to detail.

  • Things don’t fall through the cracks with you because you understand what’s at stake.  You’re proactive in establishing personal systems and processes to ensure your ability to keep track of high volumes of information, to easily access it and to use that information to make data-informed decisions.  


You are a compelling and effective communicator.  

  • You have tremendous ability to adapt messages to different audiences in order to inspire stakeholders. 
  • You discern the appropriate mode of communication, depending on the situation and audience, to build champions and convert skeptics. 


You are a coalition builder.  

  • You cultivate relationships with regional teams, collaborating to best meet their needs
  • You are driven both by data and experience, recognizing that decision-making and strategy require evidence as well as a drive to dream big.


You value working collaboratively and innovatively.

  • You know when and how to engage other key stakeholders that have the insight and positional authority to help you and others overcome obstacles and seize viable beneficial opportunities in a timely way.
  • You do not operate as a blind executor of pre-existing practices; instead, you thoughtfully evaluate the OneGoal program and identify ways to elevate our program’s effectiveness.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics or another related field (Required)
    • 6+ years of experience in financial analytics or similar (Required)
    • Strong communicator, capable of fostering relationships across the organization (Required)
    • Ability to self-manage multiple tasks and successfully lead cross functional projects (Required)
    • Great problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret and act on the insights of others (Required)
    • Very skilled in spreadsheet data manipulating & comfortable navigating systems (Required)
    • Experience developing long-term, multi-revenue stream financial models (Preferred)
    • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting rules & reporting (Preferred)
  • Lived experience of the Fellows we serve (Preferred)


This position requires that the employee be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before the start date.  Consistent with applicable laws, OneGoal will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability (as defined by applicable law) or sincerely-held religious beliefs, provided that such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship on OneGoal. 


Thinking Of Applying?

Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you are excited about the role and see connection with what we are looking for, but don’t meet every single requirement, we’d encourage you to apply anyway. Please use the “Apply For This Job Now” link at the bottom of this page to complete an application.


Our Team 

Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 190 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?” You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.


The Tangible Good 

OneGoal offers competitive compensation based on the market for nonprofits our size. Our benefits package* includes: over eight weeks of paid time off (or 43 business days), between vacation days, wellness time, and holidays; paid medical or parental leaves should you have need; medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance; as well as a 401(k) with a 3% match. 

We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal and external equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity, OneGoal does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully using external and internal benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the hiring process.

*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need. 

If you require a reasonable accommodation to submit an application or to participate in the application or interview process, please reach out to our Human Assets Team to request an accommodation. Our Human Assets Team can be contacted at 773-321-2630 or


OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of actual or perceived sex, race, color, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability (mental or physical), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, parenthood, genetic characteristic or information, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.