Sr. Financial Analyst, FP&A

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Pandora is looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst to support the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team, with a focus on the advertising business.  The right individual will be a key contributor to the FP&A team in developing accurate forecasts, reporting on business metrics and driving strategic decisions through modeling and analysis. The analyst will interact regularly with executives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.


  • Maintain and iterate Pandora’s advertising business-related financial models including rolling forecasts, long term outlook and various ad hoc requests
  • Perform ad hoc analyses that drive strategic business decisions. Analyze data and financial and business metrics used by the company and senior management
  • Act as a contributor to the advertising business annual budgeting and quarterly outlook processes in order to establish targets and inform senior management of recent trends
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with multiple departments to understand the effect to advertising business of company initiatives to better inform our rolling forecasts
  • Lead process improvement initiatives to streamline monthly deliverables
  • Investigate variances between actuals and forecasts to understand trends and potential risks and opportunities for Pandora
  • Coordinate with accounting, engineering, strategy and various information holders to collect, organize and analyze company data and to summarize key takeaways for senior management
  • Assist in the design and implementation of new financial processes

Preferred Requirements: 

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in financial analysis, including excellent analytical skills and a strong proficiency in financial modeling
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint required. Database experience, VBA, SQL a plus
  • Solid understanding of corporate finance and basic accounting required
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to multitask and prioritize appropriately to meet tight deadlines
  • High attention to detail is a must
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Comfortable working with and articulating financial concepts to department managers and senior executives
  • High standard for integrity required for exposure to confidential company performance, legal contracts and employee information
  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting or Economics related field required

Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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