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Brazil Finance Senior Manager

khanacademy · 10 days ago
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ABOUT KHAN ACADEMY

Khan Academy is a fast-paced, nonprofit with the mission to deliver a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Our proven learning platform offers free, high-quality supplemental learning content and practice that cover Pre-K12th grade and early college core academic subjects, focusing on math and science. We have over 155 million registered learners in 190 countries and 51 languages and are committed to improving learning outcomes for students worldwide, focusing on learners in historically under-resourced communities. For more information, please see research findings about Khan Academy and our press center.

OUR COMMUNITY 

Our students, teachers, and parents come from all walks of life, and so do we. Our team includes people from academia, traditional/non-traditional education, big tech companies, and tiny startups. We hire great people from diverse backgrounds and experiences because it makes our company stronger. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as necessary to achieve our mission and impact the communities we serve. We know that transforming education starts in-house with learning about ourselves and our colleagues. We strive to be world-class in investing in our people and commit to developing you as a professional.

KHAN ACADEMY BRAZIL

Khan Academy Brazil aims to deliver a world class user experience to learners that is locally relevant with content, programs, and resources for teachers, schools, and districts. Our platform is a supplemental educational digital resource that offers interactive activities based on mastery-based learning for K-12 grades covering Math, Portuguese, and Science, all aligned to BNCC. We serve more than 6 million learners across our websites, apps and youtube channels and our goal is to scale the impact of our platform by focusing on partnerships with public districts in Brazil.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Khan Academy Brazil is seeking an experienced Financial Manager to oversee our financial operations as we grow in Brazil. In this role, you will be responsible for setting up systems and processes in Brazil and day to day accounting and financial operations. You’ll work closely with our external BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) vendors and partner with cross-functional leaders to ensure compliance and high-performing financial operations. 

Your key responsibilities: 

Work with the Brazil, Latam, and U.S. teams to support the transition of the local entity to a fully operational stage, including acting as lead to establish payroll and financial systems and ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Oversee financial operations supported by external BPO vendors, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly close procedures, and payroll and benefits administration
  • Manage Brazilian tax preparation and any statutory audits and support the US financial audit, ensuring strong fiscal management and financial controls are maintained throughout the year
  • Ensure that all accounting policies and procedures are well documented and communicate strong financial controls effectively
  • Lead the financial planning process for Brazil, aligning our financial model with organizational strategic plans while considering our current landscape and priorities
  • Provide strategic financial guidance to drive informed decision-making, optimize financial performance, and enhance overall business strategy alignment
  • Prepare and present financial reports and analysis to the Managing Director and Khan Academy Brazil Board as necessary
  • Support the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting process for other Latam countries

ABOUT YOU

What you bring:

  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Khan Academy, coupled with the drive to achieve and exceed our strategic objectives 
  • Over 5 years of full-time experience in finance and accounting roles within a dynamic organization
  • Exceptional communication skills, an analytical and intellectually-curious mindset, and strong problem-solving capabilities
  • An operational orientation with a hands-on approach and an exceptional attention to detail to manage both overarching strategies and detailed financial tasks
  • Knowledge of or certification in US GAAP and BR GAAP
  • Residency or willingness and ability to relocate to São Paulo, demonstrating flexibility and commitment to the role
  • Portuguese and English proficiency

 You would be a great fit if you have:  

  • Experience in managerial  financial roles and in standing up new entities, ideally within non-profit or educational organizations
  • A thorough understanding of operational processes, with a focus on financial excellence and team leadership

What is nice to have:

  • Spanish at intermediate or higher level
  • Experience working with a US non-profit entity relationship

PERKS AND BENEFITS

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well.

  • Competitive salaries with great healthcare and life insurance benefits
  • Flexible schedules and personal time off beyond regular vacations
  • Professional development focus
  • An exceptional team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to do your best
  • The chance to put your talents towards a deeply meaningful mission and the opportunity to work on high-impact products that are already defining the future of education
  • A kind and welcoming workplace with opportunities to connect through affinity, ally, and social groups

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OUR COMPANY VALUES

Live & breathe learners. We deeply understand and empathize with our users. We leverage user insights, research, and experience to build content, products, services, and experiences that our users trust and love. Our success is defined by the success of our learners and educators.

Take a stand. As a company, we have conviction in our aspirational point of view of how education will evolve. The work we do is in service to moving towards that point of view. However, we also listen, learn and flex in the face of new data, and commit to evolving this point of view as the industry and our users evolve.

Embrace diverse perspectives. We are a diverse community. We seek out and embrace a diversity of voices, perspectives and life experiences leading to stronger, more inclusive teams and better outcomes. As individuals, we are committed to bringing up tough topics and leaning into different points of view with curiosity. We actively listen, learn and collaborate to gain a shared understanding. When a decision is made, we commit to moving forward as a united team.

Work responsibly and sustainably. We understand that achieving our audacious mission is a marathon, so we set realistic timelines and we focus on delivery that also links to the bigger picture. As a non-profit, we are supported by the generosity of donors as well as strategic partners, and understand our responsibility to our finite resources. We spend every dollar as though it were our own. We are responsible for the impact we have on the world and to each other. We ensure our team and company stay healthy and financially sustainable.

Bring out the joy. We are committed to making learning a joyful process. This informs what we build for our users and the culture we co-create with our teammates, partners and donors.

Cultivate learning mindset. We believe in the power of growth for learners and for ourselves. We constantly learn and teach to improve our offerings, ourselves, and our organization. We learn from our mistakes and aren’t afraid to fail. We don't let past failures or successes stop us from taking future bold action and achieving our goals.

Deliver wow, We insist on high standards and deliver delightful, effective end-to-end experiences that our users can rely on. We choose to focus on fewer things — each of which aligns to our ambitious vision — so we can deliver high-quality experiences that accelerate positive measurable learning with our strategic partners

HOW TO APPLY

  • Attach your resume or Linkedin URL in the space provided below. 
  • Please address the below-mentioned task and attach your response in the space provided below.

TASK

Tell us about a project you led that used financial analysis and insights to drive a significant change or impact in the organization.  Describe your specific role, the parties involved, the results, and what you would do differently if you could do it again? Please limit it to a one-pager.

 

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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