Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis


Palo Alto, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
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  • Company Address: 849 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94391

About AppLovin

AppLovin is a mobile games company that fuels many of the world's most popular mobile games.

Job Description

AppLovin's global technology platform provides developers a powerful, integrated set of solutions to grow their businesses. AppLovin enables developers to market, monetize, analyze and publish their apps. Its studios create popular, immersive content and its technology brings that content to users around the world. AppLovin is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with offices globally. Learn more at
AppLovin is a Certified Great Place to Work, one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces and a recipient of the 2019 Glassdoor Top CEO employee’s choice award. The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal awarded AppLovin one of the Bay Area’s Best Places to Work in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and the Workplace Wellness Award in 2019 which recognizes businesses that are leaders in improving worker well-being.
We are seeking a Senior Analyst to join our financial team based in Palo Alto, reporting to the Senior Director of FP&A.   The Senior Analyst’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the reporting of monthly and quarterly results for both internal management and external stakeholders (board and public reporting).  This individual will also assist the Game Studio Finance team with the ongoing budgeting / forecasting processes.  You should be comfortable partnering with other business constituents and building relationships across departments. This role requires a highly analytical person with expertise in Excel modeling and strong accounting / financial knowledge.
We are looking for candidates who are high energy and excited about building and being a part of a hard working team. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented and has creative problem-solving skills. 

Job responsibilities:

    • Support monthly and quarterly internal reporting such as budget vs. actual analysis including investigation of underlying drivers
    • Assist with periodic financial analysis for internal and external reporting including software renewal rates, price / volume, and gaming metrics (eg DAU/MAU, ARPMAP, etc.)
    • Assist with ongoing budget / forecast revisions including by-game financial forecasts 
    • Support and maintain executive financial reporting summaries and dashboards developing meaningful insights and actionable recommendations
    • Build and maintain ad hoc analysis to support accounting conclusions such as average customer life and intangible asset impairment
    • 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
    • Ad hoc financial analysis including modeling for acquisitions and strategic decision support


    • Bachelor's degree in a related field; preferably Finance, Banking, or similar fields
    • 3-5 years relevant work experience in FP&A or banking
    • Attention to detail, good at problem solving including the ability to define possible solutions, foresee issues and provide proactive solutions to closure 
    • Consistent track record of strong organizational skills 
    • Experience working with and in a cross-functional team
    • Entrepreneurial spirit, hands-on, results-oriented and self-motivated
    • Analytical skills, flexibility, and creativity
    • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment with dynamic expectations
    • Must be able to work independently; Strong sense of ownership and accountability
    • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
    • Must have skills: Advanced Excel / Powerpoint and Tableau or other BI reporting software 
    • Nice to have but not required: Experience with mobile gaming and/or software; Adaptive Insights planning or other FP&A software; Netsuite or other similar accounting software
AppLovin 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.

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