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Financial Analyst, Corporate FP&A

Flexport

Flexport

IT, Accounting & Finance
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

The opportunity:

Flexport is seeking to fill a position on the Corporate FP&A team, responsible for all facets of corporate and consolidated financial planning and analysis. The Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis team oversees Flexport’s G&A, Technology and People functions and is a critical partner in headcount and compensation planning. Additionally, the corporate team is responsible for executive reporting, global budgeting/forecasting, and long-range planning. A successful candidate for this team will have a bias towards action, excellent communication skills, and the know-how to balance getting the details right while still moving with velocity.

You will:

  • Support in providing executives with clear insights into drivers of business growth, risks, and opportunities through monthly financial updates and reporting
  • Work with the global team to consolidate and analyze operating and financial results, including preparing internal and external reporting deliverables and analyzing and explaining trends & drivers
  • Support with budgeting and forecasting through the various Flexport planning cycles (annual and long-term planning, quarterly forecasts, and short-range outlooks) including coordinating with stakeholders and providing corporate inputs covering the P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow statements
  • Build and own consolidated P&Ls, developing the structure and allocation logic required to tell our business story, and leverage data skills to automate our financial reporting
  • Support in performance management, financial reporting, headcount management, reviews of key financial metrics, business reviews, strategic footprint planning, and ad hoc analysis of financial metrics for Flexport’s corporate functions throughout the month
  • Develop our forecasting process, leveraging internal and external data inputs to build accurate and automated projections of topline demand and overall financial performance
  • Drive the overall finance program management including deliverable management, global standardization, template creation, and regional reporting alignment
  • Be an expert at building financial models and manipulating data to better understand the complex relationships in our business and evaluate the economic implications and trade-offs of various business actions
  • Recommend changes or develop frameworks that optimize for the overall health of the business, rather than any single KPI
  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Accounting, Data, and other teams, to drive scalable analyses and insights
  • Identify and drive initiatives to continuously improve, automate and scale forecasting and reporting tools/systems
  • Assist with ad-hoc reports and analysis to support strategic planning as needed

You should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience in FP&A in complex business environments or fields like business strategy/analytics, business operations, business partnering, monetization, growth strategy, consulting, investment banking, or other analytically intensive roles at a well-established public company
  • Strong problem-solving ability combined with impeccable business judgment and ability to communicate clearly and influence leadership teams
  • The ability to deal with ambiguity in a constantly evolving environment
  • Have a broad business view, high degree of curiosity, and ability to view the business and solve problems with an executive mindset
  • Ability to coordinate and project manage with multiple stakeholders across the organization
  • Exceptional analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills with proficient with MS Excel
  • High level of ownership of assigned tasks and independent initiative, where appropriate, to achieve exceptional results
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to interact with various management levels
  • Prior experience using SQL and Adaptive Insights is a plus

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Worried about not having any logistics experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.

The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range displayed, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and / or training.
The US base salary range for this position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)
$75,000$85,000 USD

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.