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Expense Analyst

Job Description 

About EAB

At EAB, our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger. We work with more than 2,500 institutions to drive transformative change through data-driven insights and best-in-class capabilities. From kindergarten to college to career, EAB partners with leaders and practitioners to accelerate progress and drive results across five major areas: enrollment, student success, institutional strategy, data & analytics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). We work with each partner differently, tailoring our portfolio of research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions to meet the unique needs of every leadership team, as well as the students and employees they serve.

At EAB, we serve not only our partner institutions but each other—that’s why we are always working to make sure our employees love their jobs and are invested in their communities. See how we’ve been recognized for this dedication to our employees by checking out our recent awards.

The Role in Brief:

The Finance team works with senior executives at the firm to develop financial projections, monitor and evaluate performance, develop analytical tools and dashboard reporting, evaluate investment proposals, and improve financial reporting systems. The Finance team is seeking an Analyst to join the team to help achieve key financial initiatives for the company.

Analysts play a key role in assisting the firm’s leaders in the business construct, managing their budgets and conducting ongoing analytical projects to achieve operational and strategic objectives. Analysts develop a strong understanding of the company’s business lines including products, growth potential, profitability, cost structure, product development and cash flows. This is an exciting opportunity in corporate finance at a dynamic company with a well-respected track record of bringing innovative research and technology solutions to the Education sector.

This Washington, D.C. based opportunity is open to hires in Washington, D.C.; Richmond, VA; or who may work remotely within the continental United States.

This job may also be referred to as and internally will have a title of ‘Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis’. Candidates are being considered at multiple levels for this opportunity.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Constructing and managing budgets by directly interfacing with the business’ senior management team
  • Managing key components of the firm’s budget to ensure adherence to cost targets, including:
  • Analyzing financial and operational performance, including ad-hoc analysis, modeling, and forecasting
  • Liaising with internal departments and stakeholders to analyze important financial data, assess financial projections, and monitor performance against key business metrics
  • Handling finance related inquiries from internal and external contacts
  • Working with members of the Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting, Collections, Strategic Operations, and Business Solutions teams to develop process improvements
  • Improving the use of systems infrastructure including automation, creation of real-time dashboards, and integration of systems
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of an infrastructure that facilitates rapid reporting and analysis of key metrics driving financial and operational performance
  • Creating and maintaining department dashboards analyzing performance against key business metrics, including cost, revenue and margin targets

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, economics, business, or other related fields
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Experience with budgeting software and coding languages such as Python or SQL a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven time management skills; ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Strong academic or professional experience using quantitative analytical tools to assemble, analyze, and draw conclusions from business data
  • Willingness to learn how to use new tools, techniques, and skills
  • Discretion in handling sensitive firm, department and individual performance information

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Resourcefulness; ability to procure detailed data and information
  • Proven service orientation with attention to detail and follow-up
  • Proven project management and planning skill
  • Proven finance, strategy, and operational skills
  • Significant academic or professional experience using quantitative analytical tools to assemble, analyze, and draw conclusions from business data
  • Commitment to valuing diversity, practicing inclusive behaviors, and contributing to an equitable working and continual learning environment in support of EAB’s DE&I Promise

If you’ve reached this section of the job description and are unsure of whether to apply, please do! At EAB, we welcome diversity of background and experience. We would encourage you to submit an application if this is a role you would be passionate about doing every day.


Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, EAB offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package. Medical, dental, and vision insurance; dependents and domestic partners eligible

  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • 20+ days of PTO annually, in addition to paid firm holidays
  • Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
  • Paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Phase Back to Work program for employees returning from parental leave
  • Infertility treatment coverage and adoption or surrogacy assistance
  • Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
  • Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
  • Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here.

At EAB, we believe that to fulfill our mission to “make education smarter and our communities stronger” we need team members who bring a diversity of perspectives to the table and are committed to fostering a workplace where each team member is valued, respected and heard.

To that end, EAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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