Director, FP&A

Marker Learning

Marker Learning

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

About Marker Learning:

Marker Learning is on a mission to help schools and parents access more affordable and accessible learning disability (e.g., dyslexia) assessments. 1 in 5 students has a learning disability such as dyslexia, which makes it harder for them to read, spell, and write--despite their intelligence. While receiving a proper evaluation for a learning disability could be the most impactful event in a student’s life, it is estimated that only 4% of students receive a diagnosis because of the high costs of evaluations and lack of access to qualified psychologists. Undiagnosed students are 3x more likely to drop out of high school, 5x more likely to be unemployed, and tend to experience elevated levels of anxiety and depression.

By leveraging proprietary technology developed by leading experts, the end-to-end Marker evaluation is completed in a fraction of the time compared to traditional assessment methods. Marker is a rapidly growing start-up backed by some of the most mission-driven and reputable venture capital firms and education non-profits.

Join us in our mission to inspire and support all students on their unique learning paths!

Job Summary: Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Marker is seeking a highly skilled and strategic Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) with a proven track record building finance functions and working in cross-functional environments. The ideal candidate will be both strategically and operationally minded, collaborating extensively with the Executive team and other key stakeholders to drive the company’s financial planning, analysis, and decision-making processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and lead the Financial Planning & Analysis function at Marker, including transitioning FP&A in-house from the current external partner.
  • Own the financial model in support of company and product strategy, conducting frequent scenario analyses.
  • Implement and manage company and team-level budgeting (annual and quarterly) and drive monthly Budget vs. Actual (BvA) analysis with Executive & Leadership Teams.
  • Analyze, recommend, and help execute capital strategies aligned with the company’s strategic goals and corporate milestones.
  • Manage the existing Accounting partnership with external partners, focusing on monthly financial closes, audit readiness, and effective control implementation.
  • Partner with the Business Operations team to surface critical KPIs and ensure financial literacy and shared Finance ownership across the Leadership Team.
  • Drive key stakeholder management, including board deck preparation and financial performance reporting with investors, and own the centralized contracting function to ensure responsible cash flow management.
  • Partner with the Business Operations team to surface critical KPIs and ensure a high bar of financial literacy and shared Finance ownership across the Leadership Team.


  • Extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, with a proven track record in a leadership role within this domain
  • Demonstrated experience in building and leading finance functions, preferably in a cross-functional and start-up environment.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling, forecasting, and data analysis.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing an FP&A team in a dynamic business environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align financial planning with business goals and drive organizational success.
  • High level of integrity, attention to detail, and ability to handle confidential information.

Interested? Great! Here's what you should know:

At Marker Learning, we know that our people are indispensable to achieving our mission, and we are building an inclusive environment that enables everyone to do their best work. In that spirit, we deliberately hire people from all walks of life — including, but not limited to, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status. We are a mission-driven team out to provide reliable and affordable testing to every student who requires it, and we believe that Marker Learning has the potential to change the evaluation landscape across the country. We'd love to hear from you if you're motivated by our mission and eager to contribute to our team and culture!

We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Marker Learning provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.