Senior Financial Analyst

Los Angeles, CA /
Finance /
At Instawork, we’re driven by our vision to create economic opportunity for local businesses and skilled hourly professionals  in communities around the world. With a growing number of hub cities across the country in the U.S., Canada, India, and beyond, we’re looking for top talent to help rapidly scale our high-tech and high-touch labor marketplace. Our accomplished and dedicated team is passionate about our mission and committed to crafting revolutionary products, all with the backing of our world-class investors, including Benchmark, Spark Capital, Craft Ventures, Greylock Capital, Y Combinator, and more!

This is a unique opportunity to take on a broad scope of high impact work across FP&A and strategic finance domains. As a Senior Financial Analyst on the Finance team you will support the financial management of the business, including forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning, financial modeling, and reporting. You will work closely with senior business leaders in a fast-paced environment to drive key decision-making across operations, strategic initiatives, and resource planning. You will be a critical member of a lean Finance team, driving impactful results for a growth-stage company with a killer product backed by top investors.

What You'll Do

    • Own the budgeting and forecasting process, including the preparation of management discussion and analysis at the close of each month
    • Refine internal financial reporting packages, highlighting growth drivers and performance relative to plan
    • Partner with the Business Operations team to build and maintain driver based revenue models and track KPIs
    • Drive analysis and modeling for growth and strategic initiatives
    • Develop insightful findings, provide recommendations, and help facilitate decision making process for our leadership team and cross-functional teams
    • Drive the preparation of ad hoc financial analysis for Board presentations, weekly / monthly business reviews, etc.
    • Partner with accounting on monthly close, annual audit, implementation of new systems and processes to evolve the company from a start-up to a public ready organization
    • Build and maintain detailed financial projections in support of our annual operating plan, long-range strategic plan, and periodic forecasts
    • Identify ways to improve forecasting, constantly refining approach over time
    • Support any ad-hoc and other financial analyses as necessary

Who You Are

    • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, with a formidable attention to detail, possessing strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business, Finance, Accounting or related field; MBA or CPA a plus
    • 3+ years of experience in a finance/strategy role at a tech company and/or progressive finance experience at a top management consulting firm, investment bank, private equity/VC fund
    • High aptitude and enthusiasm for complex problem solving, utilizing financial modeling, including advanced Excel skills
    • Comfortable in unstructured or previously undefined situations, using data to draw conclusions and build models from scratch to drive action in unexplored/new strategic areas
    • Strong working knowledge of GAAP to act as liaison with the Accounting team
    • Financial planning software experience is a plus (e.g. Anaplan, Adaptive Planning)
    • Interest in joining a lean team within a growth-stage company where you will help shape our culture and values
    • Passion for the professional community Instawork is serving, and desire to help blue collar workers earn money and lead better lives
    • Ability to work collaboratively to drive cross-functional execution on business goals, with a high level of genuine curiosity about our business and an eagerness to learn

Instawork Values

    • Bias for Action -- We are a growing team and an evolving product. We want a team of do’ers to drive the company forward, even if it means making decisions with incomplete information or being wrong.
    • Act Like an Owner -- Treat this company as though it is your own. Execute on the fundamentals, and act creatively to drive growth. Your ability to drive impact in any part of our company is only limited by your courage and conviction, not your job title.
    • Always Be Learning -- We are changing an entire industry. We strive to learn from each other and get better each day, week, and month, so that our team’s learnings can compound and we can all improve, together.
    • Empathy, Trust, Candor -- Empathy for our business partners and professionals means we put ourselves in their shoes. Empathy for our colleagues means we are always upfront and honest with each other, which comes from trust.
About Instawork
Founded in 2016, Instawork is the leading flexible staffing solution for local, hourly professionals. Its digital marketplace connects thousands of businesses and more than one million workers in the U.S., filling a critical role in local economies. Instawork helps businesses in food & beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent job opportunities in more than 25 U.S. markets. For more information visit

We value diversity on our team and firmly believe Instawork is stronger when we hire people who make their own unique contributions to our culture. We welcome all applicants and encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. 

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