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Senior Financial Analyst - FP&A
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Media Intelligence


Accounting & Finance



Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Location: San Francisco +1 more

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Suzanne Ting

Job Description

As a key member of the FP&A team, you will report to the Sr Manager of FP&A. You will own the financial reporting, planning and analysis for G&A while assisting with other non-sales functions (R&D, Marketing and Content) at Meltwater. You will work with leaders and other stakeholders across the Company as well as cross-functional collaboration, therefore building strong relationships and becoming a trusted advisor is critical to your success. This is a high visibility finance business partner role, which requires significant interaction with peers and senior management to understand and identify business issues, translate data into actionable insights and to make recommendations.

  • Assist in month end close including reviewing accounting entries, variances analysis, etc.
  • Act as main point of contact for business partners to provide day to day finance support and perspective to develop accurate forecasts and analyze actual results against forecast and Plan
  • Proactively maintain strong lines of communication and working relationship with business partners to stay attuned with changes within their organization.
  • Collaborate with budget owners across geographies to work on forecast updates and annual operating plan where utilizing your interpersonal skills to influence, challenge, and drive change will be essential
  • Develop deep understanding of sources of variability, understand causes, and implement data-driven models to aid in forecasting improvements
  • Establish regular cadence with business partners for monthly budget vs actual analysis, headcount reporting and reconciliation, expense forecast updates and annual operating plan
  • Develop models including headcount, sensitivity analysis, margins, and cost analysis
  • Work with business partners to develop annual operating plan
Skills & Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5-7+ years’ work experience in Accounting and FP&A (with 4+ years in FP&A)
  • Comfortable working in a fluid environment
  • Systems savvy with experience using planning and accounting systems (Adaptive Planning and NetSuite a plus)
  • Proven ability to collaborate across geographies and work in a fast-paced, cross-functional and cross-cultural environment
  • Pro-active self-starter who operates with a strong sense of ownership with the ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Track record in identifying process improvements, successfully implementing change, and operating with sense of ownership for projects and results
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high degree of attention to detail are essential, as is an ability to explain complex issues in an understandable way.
  • Strong EQ, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Authorized to work in the US
About the company

About Meltwater

Founded in Oslo in 2001 before moving our headquarters to San Francisco in 2006, Meltwater is the global leader in media intelligence, with over 2,000 employees globally and 30,000 corporate clients. Our innovative products help businesses extract insights from billions of online conversations and articles – we call it Outside Insight.

Unique Culture

For over fifteen years, Meltwater has maintained a very unique culture, based on a foundation and belief in people and the potential they possess, regardless of experience. Like many entrepreneurially focused companies, Meltwater employees embody the work-hard, play-hard spirit. Whether you meet an employee from San Diego or Hong Kong, you will likely discover many similarities in terms of their achievements, focus and superior communication skills.

Our office spaces are collaborative, open working environments in which teamwork, learning, and fun are the day-to-day norms. Each office consists of a number of small teams, ensuring that all of our employees have easy and frequent exposure to their managers and can quickly learn from those around them.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

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