Financial Planning & Analysis Associate

Apply Now: Hiring a Financial Planning & Analysis Associate at Stride FUnding

Hiring: Financial Planning & Analysis Associate

Stride Funding is a venture-backed, mission-driven start-up that is transforming access to higher education by offering an alternative to traditional loans via income share agreements (ISA). Stride believes in the power of education for economic mobility. You can play a role in creating meaningful change every day doing work you truly love. We’re looking for talented, self-driven finance managers ready to drive strong student outcomes and investor returns! 


We seek a rock-star finance and accounting professional who is excited about building out systems and processes to support the scalability of our finance team. Specifically, we’re looking for a team member to oversee the financial modeling, cash management, and funds flow processes and reports that we use to support our ISA funds, as well as our operating company financials. Over time you will have the opportunity to help structure future ISA funds, support our ISA capital markets work, and directly impact the levers we optimize to drive student performance. 

Overall Purpose


Responsible for consolidating, managing, preparing, and administering the analysis of financial data (both operating company and ISA Fund), and the development of recommendations to achieve Stride’s financial objectives. 


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Reporting and analytics: Ownership of monitoring the performance and managing monthly and quarterly close procedures, along with investor reporting for ISA Funds - analytical skills and attention to detail is key

    • Weekly meetings to assess fund performance and identify shortcomings, developing strategies to drive strong student performance

  • Accounting: Design and implement accounting policies and process to support accrual financials and cash management of the business

  • Funds flow management: Work with our business development team and partners to design scalable funds flow procedures to support on-time disbursements to schools and partners, to manage capital calls, and to ensure student payments are disbursed to fund investors, as appropriate

  • Financial projections: Lead the development of projections for both operating capital and ISA capital 

  • Familiarity with financial regulations: Understanding of financial laws and procedures in order to protect investors 

  • Documentation skills: Prepare financial documents such as quarterly VC and ISA capital investor reports

  • Communication skills: Synthesize your analyses and views in a structured, cohesive written and verbal manner


Education: Bachelors or Advanced degree in business administration, finance, accounting or economics; prior experience in accounting (CPA), audit, or fund management preferred




Principal Functional Skills:

  • Accounting

  • Budget Management

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • Customer Focus

  • Financial Analysis

  • Financial Forecasting and Modeling

  • Financial Reporting

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Managing Expenses and Finances

Apply Today


If interested, come prepared to demonstrate your passion, interest and impact from whatever you’ve been working on in the past. Tell us what makes you tick. Show us what you’ve been up to and we will do the same! 


Send a resume and cover letter to to apply!

Additional Information


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 

Dallas | New York City | Boston | LA

PO Box 660675, PMB 70567
Dallas, TX 75266

© Stride Funding, Inc. 2021 -- formerly AlmaPact

If you have questions regarding your ISA repayment,

visit our servicing partner, Knowledge Finance.

(214) 775-9960

  • Visit Stride on Facebook
  • See Stride Instagram
  • Follow Stride on Twitter
  • Follow Stride on LinkedIn