Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

| Greater LA Area

Description

 

The Director, FP&A role at ZestFinance is responsible for building and ensuring critical support to our finance and leadership teams. The position will focus on creating/ building financial tools, reporting mechanisms, business modeling and financial planning processes that will effectively scale with Zest’s growth.  This Manager will possess superior financial reporting, planning and modeling skills, as a well as razor-sharp business acumen. The role also requires the ability to understand the big picture of the Zest financial model, while being very detail-oriented with the analysis of bookings and revenue, expenses, and cash flows.

In this role you will:

  • Assist in the consolidated forecasting process and own portions of the financial forecast models, including P&L, cash flow, and supporting schedules/ analyses. Ensure their quality, timeliness, and accuracy.
  • Monitor and communicate progress toward achievement of financial plan
  • Oversee monthly Profit and Loss reviews; cash forecasting and management; identify trends driving positive and negative variances to plan.
  • Create and maintain tools and reports used to measure and track results against expectations.
  • Support key decisions through ad-hoc analyses
  • Support the business groups in managing their spending budgets, including monthly budget vs. actual analysis, headcount reporting, monthly and quarterly expense forecast updates, annual planning, and special projects. 

 We are looking for:

  • 10+ years of finance experience in high growth environments.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in using/ managing/ building-out planning tools & applications.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and build complex models
  • Ability to synthesize complex concepts/strategies into clear story for both internal and external constituents
  • Extremely well-organized, data driven and comfort managing multiple projects/ stake holders.
  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships with business partners/ department heads/ coworkers as a trusted and objective advisor.
  • Exposure to key financial management processes as required in a scaling organization.
  • Excellent teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter capable of driving business results without significant supervision and effective in dealing with ambiguity.
  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills, experience with database management tools and sophisticated modeling tools

Perks and benefits:

  • People – the best part of Zest
  • Competitive salary and equity grants
  • Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
  • On-site gym with employee run fitness classes
  • Generous family leave policy (6 month maternity leave/3 month paternity leave)
  • Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance and Zest talks
  • Complimentary massages, manicures, pedicures and more
  • Daily catered lunches from LA’s best restaurants and fully stocked kitchen

About ZestFinance:

ZestFinance, Inc. applies its unique credit-decisioning technology platform — based on data science and machine learning — to help lenders effectively predict credit risk so they can increase revenues, reduce risk and ensure compliance. ZestFinance was founded in 2009 by Douglas Merrill and a team of former Google employees with the mission of making fair and transparent credit available to everyone.

We are committed to diversity in hiring, professional development, and everyday discussion.  Zest is determined to hire crazy smart people who are different from each other to create broad thinking, lots of different ideas, and by extension, the best team possible.

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Location

The office has lots of great fun after work activities, such as bars, escape room games, and an indie theater.
1377 N. Serrano Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Insider's spotlight

What's something quirky about your company?

All of our conference rooms are named after famous 80's bands and have the records on the door to help us keep them straight! Our benefits rooms features hair metal band Poison, our main boardroom is Iron Maiden, and my favorite conference room is Devo.

Lucy

Executive Assistant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Some of the best ideas for my team have come from family style lunches with a random group of coworkers. Our open office space allows unfettered access to everyone in the company, and when you couple that with reasonable confidence that you’re surely not the smartest person within earshot, cross-functional collaboration at Zest is just status quo.

Jose

Business Operations Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Business Analyst at ZestFinance embraces new and challenging problems, takes ownership of driving a team to develop data-driven, rigorous solutions, and clearly communicates those solutions to a variety of stakeholders. And they do all of that while never taking themselves too seriously and remembering to have a good time!

Leland

Lead Business Analyst

The first step is to create a safe space where they feel that they can give voice to ideas and get feedback. So I try to encourage openness and I try to show my team that their input is valued. When people know that they can share their ideas, and that behavior is rewarded and reinforced, they’re more likely to be thoughtful and creative.

Jay

CTO

I love working in a talented team with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Across the board, we have expertise in a comprehensive set of data science problems, and our ever-growing aptitude in predictive modeling enables and encourages senior management to pursue novel, challenging goals. It’s thrilling to see such direct impact of my work.

Ozan

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What are ZestFinance Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Daily Meals Provided
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

People – the best part of Zest
Competitive salary and equity grants
Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K and unlimited vacation time
Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
On-site gym with employee run fitness classes
Generous family leave policy (6 month maternity leave/3 month paternity leave)
Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance and Zest talks
Complimentary massages, manicures, pedicures and more
Daily catered lunches from LA’s best restaurants and fully stocked kitchen

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