Employer: KinderCare Education

Expires: 05/31/2018

At KinderCare Education, we make it our passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child, every day, at every one of our centers. As the nation’s leading private provider in accredited early childhood education, we’re committed to delivering the highest-quality child care and educational opportunities for families and the dedicated professionals who serve them. We see the greatness in each child, and we believe teachers can change the world. Every day, our more than 33,000 employees create a world of learning, joy, and adventure for more than 158,000 children. Whether you’re in one of our centers or providing support from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, being a part of the KinderCare family means that you care deeply about positively impacting the lives of children and families through the power of education. KinderCare Education has three brands to meet the needs of busy families wherever they need us:We’re in neighborhoods with our KinderCare Learning Centers that offer early childhood education and care for children 6 weeks to 12 years oldWe’re at offices with KinderCare Education at Work , our suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer to their employees, including on-site and near-site early learning centers, Back-up Care for last-minute child care and Care SelectAnd we’re at schools with our Champions before and after school programs Financial Analyst – Business Development/Mergers & Acquisitions The finance analyst role is embedded in the FP&A team, working entirely on new center growth. This role supports the organization’s development and growth activities; including financial analysis and modeling, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and partnership collaborations. The primary focus of this position is to perform financial analysis in support of investment decisions on new centers, acquisitions and client relations .  This is a truly unique opportunity that will allow a financial analyst to partner on a team addressing client development as well as acquisition opportunities.   The position requires all the usual strengths of an analyst, but combines it with the opportunity to focus on strategic analysis and development of business cases, working with a variety of qualitative and quantitative information. Please apply via the following link: https://www.kcecareers.com/job/KNOWA00543619/Financial-Analyst-II-Busine...... Job Summary:Perform key financial analysis to justify business development and growth activities.Develop and create ad-hoc financial modeling for special projects and program development using standard investment metrics (NPV, IRR, etc.).Develop pro forma models for new centers, creating a thorough, accurate, and well-documented analysis.Work closely in a fast-paced environment with team members and cross functional business partners to identify and escalate analytical issues.Based on analysis conducted, develop own analytical point of view regarding new sites/ opportunities, presenting perspective with clear and concise language.Using P&L, review model outputs compared to portfolio results (prior year, versus budget, etc.) to determine model reasonableness. Qualifications   Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, or related field required.2+ years of experience in finance or investment analysis required, preferably in a multi-unit organizationExperience in developing and/or maintaining complex financial models in Excel.Experience in utilizing more qualitative data to inform analytical positions.Strong understanding of and experience with financial analysis, cash-flow modeling concepts, and investment metrics and concepts (NPV, IRR, etc.).Ability to effectively manage multiple projects at once maintaining accuracy and speed.Positive attitude and demonstrated flexibility in re-prioritizing projects.Strong problem-solving skills, including ability to propose solutions. Strong analytical skills, including understanding critical issues, not just “crunching numbers”.Strong business acumen and ability to communicate financial concepts in terms that others can understand.Highly proficient in MS Office:  Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and WordDesirable Skills: Cognos, Hyperion and MS AccessKinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.