Commercial Finance Manager

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Groupon is looking for a tenacious, self-starting Commercial Finance Manager to support the North America Groupon Local business. The role will partner closely with the VP of your verticals, 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 Duties:
Business partnering: working hand-in-hand to build scalable solutions to complex problems, rooted in data and analytics. Examples include optimization of inventory health, deal pricing and order economics
Creating and managing forecasting models for the weekly, monthly and annual planning processes
Manage the monthly accounting close review process, ensuring all entries are booked timely and accurately, and producing variance analysis vs. prior forecasts
Complete P&L ownership from top line revenue growth down through SG&A and operating income. Headcount planning and budgeting for a 150+ person organization
Assist in vendor negotiations and contract reviews, ensuring market best terms are secured
Leading and prioritizing 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 VP, SVP, CEO, etc., for both tactical and strategic projects

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6+ years of experience in Accounting or Finance, experience with corporate reporting function preferred
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.