Senior Financial Analyst

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R13026
Groupon is looking for a tenacious, self-starting Senior Financial Analyst to support the ever-changing North America Groupon Goods business. This fast pace start up role will partner closely with the VP of Merchandise in order to redefine the businesses as we grow from $1B to $2B in revenue with a primary focus in two areas: controllership (safeguarding the company’s assets) and business support (using data and analytics to improve profitability and expand revenue growth).

Job Responsibilities:

Help launch our Stores marketplace and insure proper economics are achieved.
Create new pricing framework to insure margin targets are achieved.
Work cross departmentally with Marketing to insure correct asset allocation & ROI is met for Display, SEM & SEO.
Manage our vendor portfolio by negotiating days payable vs. deal margin & creating vendor profitability metrics.
Build scalable solutions to complex problems rooted in data and analytics such as optimization of inventory health, product pricing, and order economics
Create and manage forecasting models for the weekly, monthly, and annual planning processes
Manage the monthly accounting close review process to ensure all entries are booked timely and accurately, and produce variance analysis vs. prior forecasts
Complete P&L ownership from top line revenue growth down through gross profit for a +$1B commerce company.
Plan headcount and budget for a 150+ person organization
Assist in vendor negotiations and contract reviews
Lead and prioritize cost-reduction efforts through data-centric financial analysis, engaging with-cross functional teams to share best practices (marketing, accounting, operations, etc.)
Frequent and direct interaction with the upper echelon of the company for both tactical and strategic projects

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3+ years of experience in Accounting or Finance
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (macros, pivots, lookups), Access, SQL and/or VBA
Ability to translate complex analytical data into an easily-understandable format
Ability to learn quickly and thrive in a rapidly-growing company
Highly analytical and detail-oriented
Strong backbone with an ability to effectively articulate and communicate analysis and influence business partner’s decisions
Results-oriented, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality
Proven ability to think outside the box and develop new ideas and creative solutions to problems
Comfortable with a fast-paced, always-on, start-up environment

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.