Financial Planning and Analysis Associate - Internship

Bridge International Academies, London, United Kingdom
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Job Description

Who We Are

Bridge partners with governments, donors, and parents to ensure that every child has access to an education that develops her full potential and creates the foundation for prosperity for the country. We are dedicated to supporting teachers, empowering school leaders, and ensuring every child has the learning support needed to master the national syllabus and have the confidence to succeed in a competitive world. Each of our project or country teams are supported through expertise and programming from additional offices around the world, combining world-leading expertise in core design areas with locally resident leadership and execution. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to support and scale every aspect of quality education delivery. Bridge managed and supported schools are technology enabled and data driven to ensure accountability in the classroom for both teachers’ performance and children’s learning.

The Bridge model delivers significant learning outcomes at large scale by combining technology and customized learning materials. At Bridge, we believe innovation and technology can transform learning. Our model – which uses technology to deliver thoroughly researched and carefully designed daily lesson guides to teachers in our academies – is proven to increase learning outcomes for children. We are a solutions-driven, implementation-focused organization, using design principles to work in varied and often highly constrained contexts to ensure learning outcomes and positive development for children. Working in regional and national scales is important to us, as empowering entire generations of children with core knowledge, skills, and confidence is what builds the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous future for us all.

Our mission is to provide our pupils with a life-changing education and we believe that every child should have a right to world-class education regardless of her family’s income. Core to our approach is the conviction that every child can learn, as long as the school she attends is committed to her development and puts her needs to learn at the forefront of all decisions. We have seen teachers and children transform and excel in both government and private schools that we support and manage.

We invite you to join this incredible endeavor that is having world-changing impact across multiple continents. You will join a team of dedicated change-makers committed to ensuring that each decision we make keeps a child’s experience of learning as its guiding principle.

What You Will Do

  • A talented FP&A Associate is required to work in our London office to support Bridge’s Finance department with a range of tasks which will include
  • Improving the reliability and accuracy of the Company financial models (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow). The assignment includes the following:
  • Reviewing existing models and identifying opportunities to deliver more accurate and flexible models
  • Scope includes:
  • Creating a model to forecast demand for Uniforms, Textbooks, Tablets/Phones
  • Creating a model to forecast pupils’ numbers
  • Creating a model to forecast headcount
  • Developing more insightful management reporting

This is an exciting role working for a tech enabled, fast-growing organisation - we employ 6000+ employees, with additional expansion and growth planned during 2019.  

What You Should Have

The ideal candidate will already have at least 2 years relevant work experience and have recently pursued an MBA or Masters Degree. You will have studied a business or finance related undergraduate degree, understand basic finance processes, corporate finance or accounting and be looking to embark a career in finance or accounting. Excel experience is essential and modelling experience is highly desirable. Applicants should only apply if they are able to start immediately.