Senior Financial Analyst

Palo Alto, CA
General and Administrative – Finance
The Senior Financial Analyst will play a key role in MZ’s financial planning and analysis cycle, including budgeting, modeling, forecasting and reporting on a multi-site, global scale. You will be an integral part of a dynamic and lean Finance organization, reporting to the Senior Manager of FP&A.  MZ is a rapidly growing and constantly evolving organization, and we are building a finance team capable of supporting profitable and sustainable growth.

This role requires a highly analytical person with expertise in Excel modeling. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and detailed-oriented. We need someone with a demonstrated ability to influence business partners and drive ROI-positive decisions. You should be creative in problem-solving and have a positive attitude. This role will evolve as the organization changes, and the right candidate will be someone who will make a meaningful impact throughout the organization. 

What you'll be doing:

    • Build relationships within the marketing and operations team, using insight and analysis to influence future strategic decision making
    • Develop and execute the budgeting and planning process. Manage budget revisions and provide forecast vs. actual variance analysis
    • Closely track AP cycles and provide balance sheet impact analysis
    • Build reporting tools in Anaplan and Netsuite to develop meaningful insights and actionable recommendations to the executive team
    • Develop marketing profitability metrics and analyze performance by partner, geography, and platform
    • Identify areas to improve on the effectiveness of financial planning activities, including timelines, tools and methods to reflect changing business needs & strategic priorities
    • Assist in short and long-term planning cycles
    • Assist in reporting for internal and external stakeholders, including the executive team and investors
    • Ad-hoc work on strategic projects

Your background and who you are:

    • 5+ years of experience in a Corporate Finance role
    • Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field
    • Experience in technology and/or gaming environment a plus
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, SQL and/or VBA
    • Ability to translate complex analytical data into an easily-understandable format
    • Results-oriented, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality
    • Proven ability to think outside the box and develop new ideas and creative solutions to problems
    • Self-direction skills and ability to drive results and set priorities independently, proactively and positively
    • Ability and confidence to present in a clear, concise and accurate fashion
    • Ability to question the output of a financial model and consider options for improvement
    • Be adaptable and able thrive in an informal setting with high-functioning fast-moving “doers”
    • Netsuite and Anaplan experience preferred
MZ is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.