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Finance Manager

Salt Lake City, UT

The Finance Manager at FranklinCovey plays a crucial role in various financial and accounting functions within our Education Division. You will be responsible for multiple aspects of financial management, including budgeting, analyzing financial data, preparing reports, conducting financial modeling, and forecasting.

This is a critical role that requires exceptional financial acumen with success in implementing process improvements for complex processes. You will have an excellent opportunity to collaborate with other senior leaders to drive business growth and contribute to the financial success of the division.


Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and implement financial planning strategies, including annual budgets, forecasts, and long-term financial plans.
  • Accounting Functions – Assist with month-end accounting close (journal entries, monthly accruals, account reconciliations, audits, etc.) for various business units.
  • Monthly Reporting Package – Prepare variance analysis of operational results (actual versus prior year and plan) and identify issues and opportunities to improve profitability.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting – Assist with preparation and submission of annual budget and weekly forecast.
  • Financial Modeling – Prepare and analyze financial reports and dashboards with key metrics and performance indicators for sales team and sales leaders.
  • Expense Review – Review and approve employee expenses ensuring adherence to company policy.
  • Compensation – Prepare incentive and commission calculations, and monthly accruals related to incentives.
  • Assist with mentoring a team of finance professionals, providing guidance, support, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.
  • Project Support and Ad Hoc Requests – Perform additional financial analysis for special or ad-hoc projects as needed.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in finance and public accounting.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a leadership role.


Preferred Skills & Experience

  • CPA certification.
  • Masters Degree.
  • Strong knowledge/experience with information systems: creating macros, creating reports in Salesforce, and Demo.
  • Exceptional understanding of accounting principles.
  • Experience with analyzing and reconciling large financial data sets (big data) and providing recommendations to management.
  • Strong knowledge of financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis.
  • In-depth understanding of accounting principles, financial regulations, and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex financial data into actionable insights.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling and financial management software.
  • Exceptional cross-team leadership and team management abilities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.


Desired Qualifications

Other professional certifications such as CMA (Certified Management Accountant).


For location-specific compensation:

California - Anticipated compensation for this position is $110-120k plus up to $20k in variable pay. Actual offer may be outside of this range and will be determined by education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as geographic location, internal equity and alignment with market data.

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, HSA, employee stock purchasing program, 401(k), paid time off, holiday pay, and more. Please visit for details.


Franklin Covey Co. is a global, public company, specializing in organizational performance improvement. We help organizations achieve results that require lasting changes in human behavior.

Our world-class solutions enable greatness in individuals, teams and organizations and are accessible through the FranklinCovey All Access Pass® available in multiple modalities and in 21 languages. Clients have included the Fortune 100, Fortune 500, thousands of small- and mid-sized businesses, numerous government entities, and educational institutions. FranklinCovey executes over 15,000 client engagements each year reaching into 160 countries and territories. 

Our mission statement is “We enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere”. We fulfill this mission by hiring “Achievers with Heart”.


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Please visit for a complete US benefits overview. Benefits may include medical, dental, or vision insurance, HSA, PTO, 401(k), holiday pay, employee stock purchasing options, or other benefits. Please visit to best determine eligibility. 


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