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Financial Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data. So they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”

We help companies you know and trust empower their people with the best data every day. Alation helps Discover Financial Services quickly generate value from their data to create the product and customer service innovations that help the iconic credit card company remain number one in customer satisfaction. And real estate giant Keller Williams uses Alation to govern the more than 70 TB of data that empowers their global team of over 190,000 agents.

With $340M in funding – valued at over $1.7 billion and 550+ customers, including 35% of Fortune 100 companies- Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the fourth time. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Job Description:

As a full-time FP&A Analyst, you will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of our financial statements. This includes the completeness of expenses, tracking headcount, and reviewing purchase orders. This role will assist in both actual and forecasting activities to provide clear guidance to Senior Management on expense performance. This role will be part of a fast growing Finance team and will be reporting to the Director of FP&A. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded and resourceful top performer who understands how to drive initiatives across the finish line in a timely and professional manner in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Learning about FP&A and building out a strong skill set to support a fast-paced, high-growth SAAS company.

  • Tracking expenses and providing ad-hoc analysis supporting Business Leaders in G&A.

  • Learning to use Adaptive Insights Planning and assisting with maintaining and improving our corporate financial model.

  • Assist with month-end close activities to ensure completeness of expenses through engagement with Business Owners/Finance/Accounting.

  • Compile and analyze financial reports to understand variances and bring discrepancies to management's attention.

  • Partnering with Accounting to drive improvement in financial/operational processes.

  • Implement new processes and procedures leveraging current tools to increase productivity and accuracy.

  • Assist with building financial models that support operational growth and highlight key financial metrics.

Who You Are:

  • A highly motivated individual with the willingness and ability to step in and learn how to provide high-quality support (Ad-hoc Analysis, Expense Management) for our business leaders. An individual with an interest/skillset in analysis (Excel, BI tools, etc) that does not shy away from jumping into large data sets and is able to clearly communicate (Google Slides, Presentations, etc) key insights into financial outcomes for business leaders.

  • 1-3 years of related work experience

  • BA/BS Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.

  • Strong business acumen and understanding of financial statements

  • Familiarity with financial reporting and financial modeling

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn financial software applications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.


Compensation Pay Range:

$82,250.00 - $94,500.00

Salary Information

The base salary range is specific to the United States. The salary of the final candidate selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, work location, specialty and training. If the final candidate has a different level of experience, the base salary target range may be lower or higher than what is published.

Alation, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.

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