Financial Analyst

Zazzle - Redwood City, CA3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $57,000 - $80,000 a year
As an important member of the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team, the Financial Analyst provides timely, accurate and insightful financial analyses to support various areas of Zazzle's growing business. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong work ethic, high-level energy and motivation, and impeccable attention to details.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in monthly/quarterly reporting and analyses for all three financial statements, including all internal and external financial reporting obligations
Performs periodic and ad-hoc financial and operational analyses and provides timely, accurate and insightful summaries to senior management team
Create monthly budget vs. actual reports/ P&Ls and provide variance analysis for management review
Develop annual budgets, quarterly forecasts, and 3-year strategic plans in conjunction with managers in company’s analytics and enter the numbers into company’s planning system
Determine financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results
Improve financial status by analyzing results and variances; identifying trends; recommending actions
Provide information to management by assembling and summarizing data; preparing reports; making presentations of findings, analyzes, and recommendations
Researching and analyzing industries, companies, historical financial statements and projecting financial information
Building financial models and performing a valuation analysis
Assisting in the management and execution of due diligence processes

Minimum Requirements:
1-2 years of prior experience preparing and analyzing financial statements, preparing and analyzing budgets; new grads with internship or previous accounting experience will also be considered
Prior experience completing financial analysis or financial forecasting
Must be a team-player and be able to regularly interact well with peers and business partners
Excellent attention to detail and high-level of focus on work quality
Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Background in SQL is a plus.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree: Finance, Economics, Business, Math, Engineering Majors; Completion or working towards CPA or CFA designation is a plus.

The above statements are intented to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilites, duties, or skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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