Accounting and Finance Specialist

| Greater Boston Area
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About Panorama: 

Panorama Education, based in Boston, is a fast-growing technology startup focused on radically improving education. Today, 900 school systems serving ten million students have adopted the Panorama platform as paying customers including the entire states of Iowa and Hawaii as well as large districts like New York City, San Francisco, and Dallas. School systems turn to Panorama to ensure that each child is getting the support they need, so that more students succeed in school, graduate, and go on to college. Panorama helps educators monitor how students are doing across academics, attendance, behavior, and college readiness, and then coordinate action to support each child. Panorama’s platform also helps educators collect data about non-academic factors that are key to each child’s success in school and in life, such as social-emotional skills, safety, teacher-student relationships, and family engagement. Panorama has raised $45 million from Emerson Collective, YCombinator, Spark Capital, Owl Ventures, SoftTech, and others.

About the Role: 

As the Accounting and Finance Specialist, you will be handling the nuts and bolts of our Finance function and have an opportunity to see how your efforts directly impact our decision-making as a business. This role is rooted in the managing and scaling of our finance operations/accounting work; we are excited for you to help shape how we operate, not just execute on what already exists. You will be joining a collaborative and driven team that is committed to supporting each other while working hard to meet tight deadlines. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the accounts receivable life cycle: from generating invoices to applying customer payments to actively monitoring the aging of our open invoices
  • Partner cross functionally with our Client Success and Sales teams to ensure we are accurately recording revenue and effectively collecting customer payments
  • Process vendor payments and employee expense reports with accuracy and timeliness
  • Communicate and build relationships with our clients and vendors, handling requests and questions by email and phone
  • Assist with the monthly accounting close and reconciliations
  • Support our compliance efforts such as tax filings, audits, and state business registrations/reports
  • Identify and implement improvements/efficiencies for current processes
  • Support the calculation of quarterly commission payments

What We’re Looking For:

  • At least 1-3+ years of experience in a fast-growing company, in a finance or accounting role
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and handle a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in roles that require keen attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Approach questions and problems with resourcefulness and curiosity; a willingness to search for an answer and not be deterred by the unknown
  • Experience/comfort using some or all of the systems and tools we currently use (e.g. NetSuite, Salesforce, Expensify, Excel, GSuite) is a plus
  • Understanding of the accounting basics and/or previous experience with accounts receivable and/or accounts payable is also a plus

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're on School Street above the Walgreens at Downtown Crossing. We're just a few minutes walking distance from the Blue, Orange, Green, and Red Lines

An Insider's view of Panorama Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We work really hard because we care deeply about what we do and who we do it for. Our rich diversity allows for collaboration with people from all walks of life to build something meaningful and impactful for our future. I would be remiss in not saying that I work with some of the most hardworking, intelligent, and admirable people I’ve ever met.

Jen

Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

My days revolve around our mission of being the best part of our client’s day. Collaboratively working with other engineers and Client Success teammates to problem solve, build new tools, integrate/onboard new clients, and support the needs of existing clients are just a start.

Jahvon

Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being eager, highly adaptive, dependable, and believing that our work is significant. For example, we’ve prioritized schools visits this year. As an engineer, I saw our product in a whole new light when I watched teachers actually interact with it as a normal part of their day. This allows us to carefully and thoughtfully craft our product.

Jemma

Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We empower each team member to build plans to turn strategy into reality. We believe that leveraging everyone’s unique skills and experiences will yield the best possible outcomes for our clients and cultivate an environment of teaching & learning.

Katie

CFO

What projects are you most excited about?

I am excited about elevating equity and inclusion as we support educators and school leaders in creating environments where all students thrive. For the Teaching & Learning team, we try to focus on designing learning experiences and resources that help partners navigate and process data to learn the ways that students experience school differently.

Nashaira

Workshop Facilitator

What are Panorama Education Perks + Benefits

Panorama Education Benefits Overview

Our team members show unmatched devotion to improving education so in return, we've worked hard to craft a benefit offering that cares for each Panoramian and shows our devotion to and appreciation for them. Our benefits range from 90% coverage of medical premiums to flexible vacation to generous parental leave to daily catered lunch.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer two kinds of FSAs so employees are able to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for health care expenses like copays and deductibles. We also reimburse up to $50 per month for gym memberships.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Panorama covers 90% of the cost of dental premiums.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Panorama's health insurance plan through BCBS offers a PPO and HMO option. Panorama covers 90% of premium costs.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Panorama matches 100% of employee contributions of up to 4% of their annual salary. Matched contributions vest right away!
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

We work really hard at Panorama so we make sure our team members are comfortable and well supported by benefits and perks that are motivating and encourage them to build longterm careers with us.

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