Yext is hiring a

Sr. Financial Analyst, Forecasting & Planning

New York, United States

Yext puts business on the map with the award-winning Location Cloud. We enable companies of all sizes to manage location data across their websites, mobile apps, internal systems, and the industry’s largest ecosystem of maps, apps, social networks, directories, and search engines including Google, Apple, Facebook, Bing, and Yahoo. Our products — Listings, Pages, and Reviews — enable the world's millions of businesses to drive face-to-face and digital interactions that boost brand awareness, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.

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Yext is looking for a Sr. Analyst with a focus on forecasting, planning and financial modeling who will help the company make decisions that will drive performance, directly leading to the accomplishment of our annual goals. Partnering across departments with sales, product, finance, operations, and engineering, the Sr. Analyst will analyze, project, and interpret financial results and metrics when compared against budgets and forecasts and provide data-driven insights that help define business strategy, product roadmap and go to market plan, and enable innovation across the organization.

Responsibilities 

  • Produce and analyze monthly and quarterly reporting on Yext’s financial performance including revenue, expenses, compensation, headcount and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Build/manage models to project revenue and other financial metrics
  • Partner with executive leadership to understand each department’s future growth in revenue and expenses
  • Prepare analysis on key financial statement accounts, identify fluctuations and follow-up with appropriate financial contacts to obtain explanations of variances
  • Summarize results of analysis for monthly presentation to senior and executive management.  Participate in preparation of various analytical reports for distribution to executive management
  • Assist with budget and forecast preparation and analysis
  • Review and analyze monthly spending vs. budget
  • Gain a deep understanding of business drivers and fundamentals to help solve complex business problems throughout the company
  • Work cross functionally to define key metrics that will drive our business and help us measure our progress
  • Assist in various finance led ad-hoc requests from the CFO and senior management

Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree in Finance, Accounting, or similar field
  • 3-5 years of related business experience
  • MS Excel mastery required (with experience in building financial models, analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports)
  • Ability to work independently and lead projects with minimal oversight in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Data visualization and demonstrated ability to use data to develop relevant insights and influence decision making
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Preferred

  • Strong analytical and technical accounting / finance skills
  • CPA certification preferred but not required

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Compensation, Benefits & Perks

Yext offers the following exceptional benefits: competitive compensation, 401k, unlimited snacks, daily meal allowance, flexible hours / paid time off, and excellent health / dental / vision insurance. Our mission is to help people go places—both consumers to our customers’ doorsteps and our employees to new heights in their careers. We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.  

About    

Based in the heart of New York City, Yext has been recognized as one of America’s fastest growing companies by the Inc. 5000 (2015 & 2016), one of Forbes’ Most Promising Companies (2014 & 2015) and one of Fortune's Best Places to Work (2014, 2015 & 2016).

You can learn more about the Yext team and culture on the muse, our website, and blog.