Finance Business Partner

Panorama Education

Panorama Education

Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

About Panorama:
Panorama is a fast-growing national technology company focused on radically improving education. More than 2,000 school systems serving 15 million students across all 50 states have adopted our platform to understand students’ academic and social-emotional strengths and to identify those in need of additional support. School systems turn to our suite of tools to ensure that every child gets the support they need, including school climate and social-emotional learning surveys, tiered intervention planning, and professional development.

Panoramians can choose to work fully remote anywhere within the Continental United States, in-person from our Boston office, or a hybrid option.

About the Role:

As a Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for shaping strategic decisions across various business functions within the organization. Your primary responsibility will be to provide financial insights, analysis, and strategic guidance to support decision-making processes across departments. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional stakeholders to understand their needs, assess financial implications, and drive initiatives that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. We're a fast-paced, collaborative, data-driven environment. By identifying, structuring, analyzing, and recommending solutions to our biggest strategic questions, you’ll directly contribute to Panorama’s success.


Financial Analysis and Reporting:

    • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to evaluate business performance, identify trends, and highlight opportunities for improvement.
    • Prepare and present accurate and timely financial reports, forecasts, and budgets to support decision-making at both operational and strategic levels.
    • Monitor key financial metrics and indicators, providing insights into variances and recommending corrective actions as necessary.

Strategic Planning and Decision Support:

    • Partner with operational business leaders to develop strategic plans, annual budgets, and long-term financial projections aligned with organizational objectives.
    • Provide financial guidance and scenario analysis to support business initiatives, investments, and resource allocation decisions.
    • Assess the financial impact of proposed strategies, projects, and investments, offering recommendations to optimize returns and mitigate risks.

Business Partnership and Stakeholder Management:

    • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across departments, acting as a trusted advisor on financial matters.
    • Collaborate closely with operational teams to understand their challenges, objectives, and opportunities, and provide financial expertise to assist in problem-solving and decision-making.
    • Serve as a liaison between finance and other business functions, facilitating communication and ensuring alignment on financial goals and priorities.

Process Improvement and Efficiency:

    • Identify opportunities to streamline financial processes, enhance efficiency, and strengthen internal controls.
    • Drive initiatives to improve financial performance through data-driven insights and analysis.
    • Implement best practices and standardized procedures to ensure consistency and accuracy in financial reporting and analysis.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field. MBA or relevant professional certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience in financial analysis, planning, and business partnering roles, preferably in a corporate finance or consulting environment.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data, identify trends, and generate actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on driving business performance and adding value through financial expertise and collaboration.
  • Highly proficient in financial modeling, forecasting techniques, and excel/google sheets.
  • Knowledge of/experience with financial systems/software, especially Adaptive Planning and NetSuite.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including project management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Prior Experience in Growth Stage Startups, EdTech and/or K-12 Education is helpful.

Base Salary: $136,800 - $182,400

The “Base Salary” range represents the low and high end of the anticipated salary range for this position across all US locations. The determination of this anticipated Base Salary range involves the consideration of many factors in making compensation decisions including but not limited to: unique skill sets, experience, training, performance, licensure and certifications, as well as other business and organizational needs. Our anticipated Base Salary determination is just one component of Panorama’s competitive total rewards strategy that also includes annual bonus or commission awards, equity awards, as well as other region-specific health and welfare benefits.

Panorama Education is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive company because we serve students, educators and families from tremendously diverse backgrounds and identities across the country; we’ve seen how our product and impact are strengthened the more we reflect that diversity. In addition, we have found (and we believe the research) that diverse teams are higher-performing, and we embrace the varied perspectives that our team members share with each other. As such, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Panorama also has a policy on maintaining a drug-free workplace.

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