Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A

Redwood City, CA
Finance – Finance- US /
Full Time /
Due to its remote and hybrid culture, Alation conducts all of its interviewing and onboarding virtually.

Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data. So they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”

We help companies you know and trust empower their people with the best data every day. Alation helps Discover Financial Services quickly generate value from their data to create the product and customer service innovations that help the iconic credit card company remain number one in customer satisfaction. And real estate giant Keller Williams uses Alation to govern the more than 70 TB of data that empowers their global team of over 190,000 agents.

With $340M in funding – valued at over $1.7 billion and 550+ customers, including 40% of Fortune 100 companies- Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the fourth time. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Alation is looking for a team-oriented, high-impact Senior Financial Analyst. This role will report to the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for our Go-to-Market Teams, becoming embedded in financial and operational planning across Marketing, Business Development, and our global Sales Team. Learning from Go-To-Market leaders, the analyst will combine their financial know-how with business context & operational data to help drive Alation into its next phase of growth.

What You'll Be Doing:

    • Partner with the organization in understanding key drivers to improve revenue growth, such as capacity modeling, pipeline analysis and market demand.
    • Develop financial models from scratch to support strategic initiatives, including partnerships, pricing, and new go-to-market models.
    • Proactively monitor and analyze trends of key operational and financial performance indicators, including optimizing the marketing funnel and creating ROI / payback analyses
    • Own preparation of various presentations, models, and ad hoc analyses to the Executive Team.
    • Maintain and improve FP&A activities around monthly reporting, company model actualization, variance commentary, and forecasting.
    • Adhere to FP&A best practices, driving efficiency and reporting accuracy through process improvement and system implementation.

Who You Are:

    • 3-5 years of related work experience in a SaaS environment, preferably with a focus on go-to-market
    • BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
    • Strong business acumen and understanding of the foundations of finance/accounting.
    • A high degree of intelligence, natural curiosity, and a strong work ethic.
    • Strong financial modeling experience and a willingness to dig into the details
    • Advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and G-suite.
    • Ability to quickly learn new systems, including financial software applications (experience with NetSuite and Adaptive is a plus).
    • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
    • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks in parallel.
$125,000 - $140,000 a year
The base salary range is specific to the United States.  The salary of the final candidate selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, work location, specialty, and training.  If the final candidate has a different level of experience, the base salary target range may be lower or higher than what is published.

More About Alation
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings including commuter benefits
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!