Edrolo is on a mission to improve education by combining our deep on-the-ground experience in schools, full tech and content production stack, innovative product that solves real problems faced by teachers and students, and world-class client support. We are changing the way teachers teach and students learn.

We’re now seeking a Finance Associate in a newly created role to help us level-up our financial function and deliver actionable forecasts, processes, and insights to help us achieve our mission.

About the role

The Finance Associate is responsible for:

  • Maintaining and improving our existing forecasts and financial model, including cash flow forecasting
  • Completing monthly reporting and providing actionable insights based on this
  • Assisting with the preparation of financial data for board packs
  • Business partnering with the management team to help ensure accurate forecasting and reporting, preparation of departmental finance packs, and ad hoc analysis
  • Running month end processes and associated quarter and year end processes
  • Documenting and helping prepare financial processes
  • Assisting the management team with R&D submissions, inventory and ordering management, fixed asset management, depreciation schedules, etc
  • Assisting with accounts receivables and payables
  • Providing ad hoc support on day-to-day queries from a financial perspective

This is a new role and will be the first dedicated hire into our finance function. We'll support you to learn the business and processes with a range of expertise available to support across the company.

Your first six months will be focussed on learning the business and our people, updating and maintaining our existing financial modelling (Modano in Excel) including the forecasting that sits alongside this (largely in Google Sheets), and establishing a cadence of key financials reporting to management and our board. We have a very clear vision of what the short term looks like, the right candidate will be ready to help us execute on this then help inform what comes next.

About you

We value the following things at Edrolo and look for people who share these characteristics:

  • A commitment to our mission to improve education
  • A desire to work hard and smart to solve interesting problems from first principles
  • A growth mindset and willingness to be constantly learning
  • A preparedness to set ego aside and uncover one’s weaknesses and blindspots in the interests of learning more about ourselves and solving problems more completely
  • A willingness to give and receive feedback, treating it as a precious gift
  • An interest in the world around them; Edrollers are both interesting and interested

For this role, we are looking for someone with the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3–4 years experience working in a similar role or in an accounting/advisory firm
    • Audit experience ooked on highly favourably
  • Excellent commercial acumen/the ability to quickly understand the ins and outs of the business
  • Excellent communication skills; able to work across all levels of the business including the management and executive teams
  • High levels of energy and drive, and works effectively in a fast-paced environment (read: self-starter who can ruthlessly prioritise and work to deadlines)
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to quality control and check both others’ and your own work
  • A team player who is comfortable with a changing team structure and is flexible with responsibilities
  • A growth mindset

Critically, as we continue to grow and scale, we are looking for someone ready to help us build our financial function.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to work with a highly driven and motivated team
  • Ability to make a tangible impact in a rapidly growing company
  • A competitive salary that reflects your experience
  • Career progression within the company for high achievers
  • Direct access to and working with management and executive teams, including founders/co-CEOs
  • The opportunity to help shape the establishment of a dedicated finance function at Edrolo
  • Wear what you want policy
  • Relaxed and fun Fitzroy office environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Regular team events, dinners, and drinks
  • No complex hierarchy or politics