The Muse

Finance and Operations Associate

1 month agoNew York, NY
The Muse is a values-based job search platform used by over 70 million people annually to connect with companies and find a career that matches their values. Founded in 2011, we were named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World. We have a highly diverse userbase of Millennial & Gen Z jobseekers who we help connect with companies as wide-ranging as Apple, Nike and the FBI, on the strength of those companies’ values, cultures, and employee experiences. Our users come to TheMuse.com for original career advice from prominent experts, access to the best coaches, and a behind-the-scenes look at job opportunities. Smart companies work with us to attract today’s top talent, giving candidates the information they need to find the company that is right for them. Why? Because life’s too short to hate your career.

The Muse is looking for a top-tier candidate for our Finance and Operations Associate role supporting all groups of the organization. This position will work with the Director of Finance & Operations to manage M&A integrations, budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, variance analysis, and implementation of strategic projects. The right candidate will have a deep passion for our business, an operational mindset, and the ability to think critically and structure new problems. Candidates must be highly analytical and strong and effective communicators.

How you’ll make an impact:
You’ll assist in the successful integration of M&A targets, ensuring that responsible parties deliver on assigned tasks in a timely and accurate manner. You'll own full project lifecycles from start to finish, including identifying and solving problems. You’ll help coordinate the annual budget and periodic forecast cycles between finance and different functions across the organization. You’ll identify insights and trends to drive decisions including short and long-term growth, operational excellence, and business productivity. You’ll enable sales and marketing teams to forecast, set targets, report on and monitor the success of efforts with customers. You’ll analyze and interpret actual financial performance vs. operating plan. You’ll develop key highlights/KPIs to drive business performance and track growth initiatives. You’ll assist in the development of presentations and analyses for internal management, investors and the Board of Directors. You’ll perform ad hoc analysis for stakeholders and The Muse leadership team.

Why we’ll love you:
You have a bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related discipline. You have 3-5 years of work experience, including 2 years at an investment bank, management consulting firm or in a finance or strategy function at a high-growth startup. You have strong Excel skills and experience with financial modeling. You have excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written ability to hold self and others accountable to tight deadlines. You are a team player possessing a strong work ethic and drive for results You possess the ability to manage multiple project and priorities on a simultaneous basis.

Why you’ll love us:
You’ll work at a tech company founded by two badass women who believe transparency is important. Our founders really try to share as much as they can about changes to The Muse strategy, board meetings, and when they are wrestling with big company-wide decisions, etc. The Muse actually has—and sticks to—a “no assholes” policy, so you can come to work everyday knowing you will always be surrounded by good people who genuinely care about you. We offer unlimited vacation—and we mean it! We invest in growing our people—personally and professionally.
At The Muse, we believe that great ideas come from anywhere. We support a collaborative environment and value open participation from individuals with different ideas, experiences, and perspectives. We believe having a diverse team makes The Muse a more interesting and innovative place to work, and we strive every day to make The Muse a welcoming and inclusive place for all.
Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 0ed29548-838f-4ef8-80f6-0fe74b7b6789

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Health Insurance
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Founder led
    • Female founded/led
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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