Senior Financial Analyst

Category: Finance Location: Oakland Job ID: 18515 Date Posted: January 7th, 2020



Job Summary:

The Senior Financial Analyst is a self-motivated individual who has a high degree of ownership to serve as the day to day finance lead and analytical arm supporting the sales and distribution organizations. Responsibilities for this role will be a blend of operations and strategy and will include analyses on topics ranging from tactical initiatives to long-term planning. You’ll be relied upon heavily to deliver data-driven insights. The ability to develop strong business partnerships is critical to success in this role. This position will report to the VP of FP&A and Strategic Finance and serve as a key resource supporting the finance director in defining processes and implementing standard business methodologies.

This is the job for you, if…

  • Assignments requiring heavy analytical and critical thinking get you going
  • Building financial models and turning data into actionable insights is your M.O.
  • Strong customer service orientation is one of your core competencies
  • You’re comfortable with ambiguity and adaptable to change
  • You’re resourceful, roll up the sleeves and get stuff done type of person
  • The thought of working in a high growth, fast-paced environment where you’ll play a key role in defining structure and shaping processes excites you

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you’ll…

  • Serve as the day to day lead on financial analyses related to the sales and distribution functions including evaluation of tactical programs, providing analytical support on annual and long-term planning, conducting investment scenario modeling, developing reporting to evaluate financial results, and identifying business risks and opportunities to improve margins
  • Steer sales revenue forecasting efforts including development of tools and processes, and driving consensus alignment across sales, marketing, and demand/supply teams
  • Maintain and monitor the P&L for the sales and distribution functions of the company, including monthly forecasting and conducting of root cause variance analyses across revenue and expenses line items, and development of customer level financials
  • Assist with development of commission and bonus plans and regularly track and communicate performance against incentive targets
  • Develop regular reporting such as weekly and monthly sales results, monthly P&Ls, bonus tracking, and performance against annual operating plan
  • Conduct analyses on competitive data to assess market growth opportunities and inform strategic decision making
  • Adhoc analyses and other projects and duties as assigned to support the finance function

What we’re looking for…

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance/Accounting or related major, or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience; prior CPG experience is highly preferred
  • Must be systems savvy with advanced Excel skills; proficiency with ERP and BI tools a plus
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance against key deliverables is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact across all levels of the organization



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