Financial Analyst


Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
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  • Company Address: 2401 4th Ave, Ste 600, Seattle, WA, 98121

About Highspot

Highspot is the sales enablement platform that reps love. We empower companies to elevate customer conversations that drive strategic growth. Our intuitive platform combines intelligent content management, training, contextual guidance, customer engagement, and actionable analytics. Go-to-market teams use Highspot to deliver a unified buying experience that increases revenue, customer satisfaction, and retention.

Job Description

About Highspot
Highspot helps sales teams improve customer conversations and achieve their revenue goals. From content optimization and performance analytics to in-context training, guided selling, and more, the Highspot platform delivers enterprise-ready features in a modern design that sales reps and marketers love. Using Highspot, marketing leaders have deep insights and analytics into the performance and influenced revenue of content, campaigns, and marketing assets.  What makes the solution special? It’s loved by sales reps globally, and is the #1 rated sales enablement platform on G2 Crowd. 
We are committed to diversity as both a moral and business imperative. 
About The Role
Highspot is hiring a Financial Analyst in our Seattle office. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a well-funded company in hyper-growth mode.  As a critical member of the finance team, you will work cross functionally to drive success in a high-energy, rapidly growing company. You are curious, flexible, passionate, and not satisfied with easy answers. You’re able to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work to gain an understanding of the business to drive growth while enabling those around you to succeed. This is a hands-on position assisting with the continuous improvement of tools, processes, and procedures that allow Highspot to continue to rapidly scale. 

What You'll Do

    • Support the annual budget, quarterly forecast, and long-term strategic planning processes.
    • Own the budget-vs-actual process verifying and communicating any deviations from budget and forecasts while working to ensure continued forecast accuracy.
    • Perform scenario analysis on company performance to help drive solid financial decisions that optimize the business and support investment decisions.
    • Participate as a finance-team representative for system upgrades, implementations, and integrations.
    • Identify opportunities to optimize spend and work to reduce costs.
    • Monitor key performance indicators, highlighting trends, and analyzing the root causes of variances to deliver valuable insight and recommendations.
    • Collaborate with business partners to understand, distill, and communicate ongoing and evolving business trends that will drive management decisions and action.
    • Seek to simplify, streamline and automate FP&A processes and make full use of forecasting and financial system capabilities.
    • Assist with and manage frequent ad hoc projects to support senior management and business decisions.
    • Work with the accounting team on the month-end close to get accurate and timely reporting that is in line with accounting principles.

Your Background

    • 2+ years of related work experience performing financial and/or business analysis, preferably in a SaaS business.
    • Experience with revenue and go-to-market functions, including multiple products and associated KPIs is a plus.
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or another quantitative field.
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel required, including complex nested functions, lookups, pivot tables, and modeling. Experience with macros & VBA are a strong plus.
    • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills.
    • Proven ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, and ambiguous environment.
    • Understanding of GAAP. Experience with ASC 606 is a plus.
    • Good communication skills, both written and verbal across all levels of the company.
    • Experience using Adaptive Insights (our financial planning tool) or other similar enterprise financial planning tools is a plus.
    • Experience with Salesforce CRM and ERP systems (such as Oracle, Netsuite, Intacct, etc.) is a plus.

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