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Zovio Financial Analyst III in Chandler, Arizona

At Zovio, we’re doing something different, and we want you to be a part of it. To put it simply, we’re all here to meet the needs of today’s learners. Whether that’s by helping them get a college degree or by providing them specific, focused training, we’re all about making it possible for people to achieve their aspirations and dreams. We partner with higher education institutions and employers to make that happen.

With our mission to innovate and take bold steps forward in education as a leading education technology services provider, we are an entrepreneurially-minded organization looking to the future—but with more than a decade of experience and resources backing us up! We have a culture of Passion , Innovation and Teamwork , and are full of ambitious people that, like you, support our commitment to putting people first. If you want to know more about us, be sure to check out Zovio.com.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Financial Analyst III position is a full-time employment opportunity. The Financial Analyst III position is a full-time employment opportunity. Reporting to the AVP of Financial Planning, the Financial Analyst III Financial Planning position will help shape the corporate annual budget process, the quarterly forecasting process, and perform monthly and quarterly variance analyses and reporting in support of achieving business objectives.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Schedule, coordinate, consolidate, analyze & present financial forecasts across all departments and operations

  • Develop management reporting & auditing tools in support of financial forecasts

  • Manage, automate, and forecast allocations

  • Oversee headcount forecasting and reporting

  • Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Develop & present monthly / quarterly variance reporting & analyses

  • Identify forecast issues & partner with business owners to drive resolution

  • Prepare complex financial models & reports in a timely and accurate manner

  • Provide ad-hoc support to department leaders in all financial matters

  • Mentor Financial Planning team members

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 to 7 years of experience in Finance or Accounting related position; at least 3 years in Financial Planning role " Strong communication and customer service skills

  • Ability to work in cross-functionally in a matrix environment

  • Advanced Excel skills & Hyperion Planning knowledge is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enterprise-wide Financial Planning experience deep understanding of processes & steps needed to successfully complete forecasting cycle

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines

  • Hyperion knowledge a strong plus


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field; Master's Degree or CPA a plus

Education Requirements:

If a degree or education credit minimum is required for the position, all education must be conferred by a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. All candidates must provide proof of higher education (official transcripts) upon request.

Who you are:

  • You want to share what you know and learn what you don’t

  • You don’t settle for good , you strive for great

  • You crave change, you embrace it

  • You are bold and challenge the traditional way of thinking, bring new ideas to the table

Why Us?

  • We’re an organization changing and shaping the lives of learnings across the country. Whether directly or indirectly, you’ll be helping make a real difference in the world.

  • Our environment and culture encourages collaboration, requires communication and rewards risk-taking.

  • We try hard to provide a good work life balance. We think we’re a great place to work that also allows you to have down time with friends and family.

  • We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In fact, we offer 16 hours of paid time off for you to volunteer, in addition to your vacation days and company holidays.

  • We want you to live a healthy lifestyle, and offer wellness programs, fitness centers, and onsite health clinics.

  • Zovio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity of thought, culture, identity, and experience are important for what we’re doing. If everyone here thought alike, we’d never come up with anything new, much less anything bold or innovative. We want you to be your whole self here, and appreciate the unique nature of the people around you, too.

Zovio’s purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own.