Strategic Finance & FP&A Associate

Strategic Finance Associate

The Finance and Business Operations team serves as the strategic thought partner and financial planning function for WeWork's regional leadership team for the US, Canada & Israel (USCI) Region, headquartered in San Francisco. This function is central and integral to driving world class capital efficiency and financial discipline at not only massive scale but in hyper growth.

The Role:

We are looking for a highly passionate, analytically-driven, and experienced analyst to join, report to and support our finance managers in the USCI region. You will be part of a lean, high-impact, "Navy Seal" finance and business operations unit, playing an instrumental role in strategic decision-making, key business processes and achieving growth and profitability at a scale few businesses have ever achieved. If a front-row seat in helping to drive a business at hyper growth and massive scale excites you, look no further and buckle up.

As an analyst you will be integral in both building functionality and processes in a fast-paced environment. You will find yourself at the intersection of all our business verticals, executive leadership and organizational planning, through the medium of financial analysis and forecasting. Your ability to create scalable financial models and processes will be stretched, as you will be a major player on this team at a critical juncture in the USCI's regional build out.

You will be led, trained and developed by the finance leaders whom you will partner very closely with in support of our territory GMs and department heads to measure and track KPIs and financial metrics that support strategic decision-making. You will balance multiple projects at once and partner with various operating groups. The ideal candidate is analytical, motivated, resourceful and eager to dive into the data. To succeed in this role, you must have strong financial modeling, problem solving, analytical and process/project management skills.

Priority #1: Understand the Business and its Drivers

The first 60 will be focused on developing a thorough and three-dimensional understanding of the financial and business operations of WeWork and, specifically, the USCI region -- to include business unit drivers, key stakeholders and individual roles and the interoperability between all departments and teams.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Planning: Forecasting and Budgeting - Serve as a key stakeholder in the development of annual operating plan, budgeting and quarterly forecasting

  • Reporting: Financials and KPIs - Provide visibility, governance and timely reporting of financials and key performance metrics

  • Strategy: Finance Partner: Serve as a trusted, strategic finance partner to our leadership team in the areas of capital spend and ROI, operational efficiency, revenue growth and bottom line profitability

  • Capital: Efficiency and Profitability - Serve as a steward of capital by identifying opportunities to drive higher returns and ensure the consistent and universal application of strategic, ROI-based decision-making

  • Scaling: Finance Organization and Infrastructure: Serve as a key contributor in the design and construction of a highly scalable, end-to-end financial organization - teams, processes and systems

What you'll do:

Planning: Forecasting and Budgeting

  • Create, maintain and own operating and financial models

  • Key contributor to financial planning and reporting - including monthly close, quarterly reporting/forecast, and annual budget cycles

  • Key contributor to the overall financial planning process, assisting in developing the region's annual operating plan, budgeting and quarterly forecasting

  • Assist with company-wide roll up and consolidation

  • Ensure reporting, measurement and forecasting consistency across all territories

  • Work closely with USCI and Finance leadership to understand operational levers that impact the financial well-being of the business

Reporting: Financials and KPIs

  • Ensure the finance managers can successfully partner with the leadership team, own the tracking, refinement and reporting of key financial metrics

  • Work closely with the Corporate finance team to streamline reporting, consolidations and act as a liaison to the region

  • Help drive KPI and financial accountability and visibility throughout the organization

  • Develop a cadence and structure to report and explain the business performance

Scaling: Finance Organization and Infrastructure

  • Own, design, build, maintain and evolve key financial models (revenue, opex, capex)

  • Own internal financial reporting processes for the USCI

  • Identify and lead initiatives to continuously improve, automate, and scale forecasting and reporting tools, processes, and methodologies

  • Create, manage and automate operational reports and dashboards to monitor the financial performance of the company

  • Invest in the team and yourself: be just as creative, adaptive, and eager to learn new technical skill sets as you are in teaching and developing others

Strategy: Finance Partner

  • Serve as finance partner to functional teams and GMs

  • Create analysis and presentations to help communicate and drive strategic initiatives across the organization

Who we are looking for:

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Economics, Business or other quantitative focus

  • 3+ years of experience in FP&A and/or finance analyst equivalent functions, 2+ years of experience in analytically-driven roles (Investment Banking, Consulting, Analytics, etc.) a big plus

  • Very skilled and proficient in financial modeling, MS Excel and Powerpoint

  • Experience in financial reporting, close processes and budgeting

  • Experience in fast paced, start-up environments a MUST - able to work comfortably under pressure, frequently changing landscape and tight deadlines

  • Experience defining analytical/research projects, analyzing data and generating practical insights and decision-making recommendations

  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once

  • Resourceful and relentless: Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations.

  • Highly Innovative problem solver: possessing strong interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational, and project planning skills, and demonstrating ability to meet aggressive deadlines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to deal with complex problems and present recommendations and findings in a clear, concise format.

  • Quick and scrappy learner who adapts well to a fast-moving environment and gets things done, combines creativity, problem-solving skills, and a can-do attitude to overcome any obstacle

  • Enough laziness to find a faster way to do your least favorite tasks

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Bonus points: PowerBI, Tableau

  • Based in: San Francisco

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