Senior Analyst

San Francisco Bay Area
Apartment List is building a product that helps renters find the perfect place to live. We’re looking for a highly data-driven analyst/senior analyst to join our Finance team and build finance partnerships across the organization and financial analytics. By leveraging financial modeling and advanced analytical skills and techniques, you are able to support business leaders and drive operational decision making to help us solve our most crucial business problems. The ideal candidate has experience with financial processes, operational projects and possesses exceptional analytical, cross-functional, and communication skills.

Here is what you'll do as part of the team:

    • Business Analyst
    • Provide business analysis, modeling and decision support to senior executives and business leaders with recommendations to solve business issues and improve the Company’s strategic, operational and financial model
    • Drive actionable insight to decision-makers to influence strategy and performance - generate forecasts, recommendations, and strategic/tactical plans
    • Develop and report weekly and monthly metrics to help measure the business performance
    • Identify and interpret trends and patterns in datasets to attribute key business drivers
    • Analyze and define metrics that tie back to business performance and initiatives
    • Coordination and ability to work well with leaders across the business

    • Business Partnering & Finance
    • Preparing budgets and forecasts, internal management reporting and dashboards and ad-hoc financial analysis
    • Designing and implementing scalable FP&A and financial processes that support the needs of a rapidly growing business and build efficiencies
    • Developing department-level budgets and reporting monthly, quarterly, and annual P&Ls vs Budget and various scenarios - Coordination, consolidation, and analysis of the financials to company leaders
    • Preparing board materials and assisting in the development of long-range strategic and financial plans

Here are the skills and experience you’ll need to be successful:

    • Master’s or Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study
    • 3+ years of finance/FP&A, investment banking, business intelligence or consulting experience
    • Experience with business intelligence and analytics - strong experience with one or more language(s) used for querying (e.g. SQL, etc)
    • Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, macros, charts, functions, vba modeling
    • Experience with Chartio, Tableau or similar BI platform to develop reports and dashboards
    • Problem solver - able to identify the root causes of changes in key metrics and run tests to validate your hypothesesInquisitive - curiosity with the ability to recognize inefficiencies and challenge the status quo
    • Business acumen - aptitude in understanding and dealing with risks and opportunities in a manner that is likely to lead to a good business outcomeAttention to detail combined with creative thinking - superior reporting and editing skills
    • Ability to tailor insights to present clearly to technical and non-technical audiences - excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • You are a strong communicator that is comfortable working and interacting with senior leadership and a range of teams across the company
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment and balance multiple projects simultaneously

And here is what’s in it for you:

    • Be a big part of company growth with the opportunity to solve difficult and varied challengesVery wide exposure to C-level employees in all parts of the organization
    • Work with a smart, supportive, and encouraging team that knows how to have fun
    • Lots of cool team building events, team off-sites, company ski trip, and an annual sales conference which is followed up with an epic closing party!
Apartment List is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.