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Financial Operations Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance, Operations
New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

About Catchafire

Catchafire is a full service, on-demand solution designed to address the wide-ranging and complex needs of nonprofits by connecting them with talented pro bono professionals. We partner with major funders (read more here) to provide unlimited access to Catchafire to tens of thousands of nonprofits ready to invest in the growth of their organizations and the impact of their service.

Catchafire has delivered over $236M in services to nonprofits, has facilitated over 1.2M hours of volunteering with over 60,000 matches, and we’re tracking to deliver $1B annually in services within 5 years. We have achieved ~40+% year over year revenue growth over the past several years and are poised for accelerated revenue and impact growth by scaling our foundation business.

Our mission is simple: catalyze positive social change by building a stronger nonprofit sector fueled by talent abundance. Here are some ways to get to know us better:

Catchafire is a remote-first workplace. We provide accommodations to help with home office set up. All roles are remote full time (unless stated in job description), with the expectation that the employee is willing and able to travel periodically as deemed necessary and beneficial.

Catchafire is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We are also welcoming to any reasonable accommodations that can be made for candidates in our hiring process.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorship for employment at this time.

About the Role and the Department

We are seeking a detail-oriented and analytical Financial Operations Analyst to join our finance team at Catchafire. The Financial Operations Analyst will play a critical role in analyzing financial data, managing financial processes, and supporting operational efficiency. This position requires a strong understanding of financial principles, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.


  • Accounting
    • Month-end close activities, including reconciliations, accruals, and posting journal entries
    • Preparing and ensuring the accuracy of financial statements
  • Account Receivables and Account Payables
    • Manage invoicing and billing
  • Financial reporting
    • Support the Director of Finance in preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports
    • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and documentation for tax and audit filings
    • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial data to internal and external stakeholders
  • Budgeting
    • Support the development and monitoring of annual budgets
    • Track and report on budget performance, including variance analysis
    • Assist departmental managers in managing their budgets and expenditures
  • Operational Efficiency:
    • Streamline financial processes and procedures to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
    • Ensure compliance with internal controls and financial policies
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve financial operations and implement best practices.
    • Monitor and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) to drive operational performance.
  • Compliance and Risk Management:
    • Ensure adherence to financial regulations, tax laws, and internal controls.
    • Assist in the preparation of audit, tax, and regulatory filings.
    • Identify and mitigate financial risks to protect company assets.
  • Project Support:
    • Assist in financial projects, providing data analysis and insights.
    • Participate in system implementation and upgrade projects to enhance financial operations.


  • Analytical Thinking:
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data.
    • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy in financial analysis and reporting.
  • Attention to Detail
    • Ability to keep accurate and organized records
  • Adaptability
    • Ability to adapt to changing conditions and challenges that arise from evolving business models.
  • Problem Solving:
    • Proactive in identifying issues and developing effective solutions.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Communication:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to present financial information clearly and concisely to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Team Collaboration:
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively across departments.
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive team environment.


  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. A master’s degree or professional certification (e.g., CPA or bookkeeping certification) is a plus.
    • Minimum: has goals or is intending to become a CPA
  • Experience:
    • 2-4 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, operations, or a related field.
    • Experience with financial software (QBO,, Rillet, Brex or equivalent) is preferred.
    • 501(c)(3) accounting experience is a plus
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, particularly Excel and Sheets (advanced functions).
  • Other Requirements:
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Knowledge of financial regulations and compliance standards.

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and geography dependent - $59,000K - 65,000K
  • A fully remote work environment with a one-time work-from-home stipend to help you set up your space
  • Unlimited PTO and 50 hours of paid time off to volunteer.
  • 401K, medical, vision, and dental insurance