Senior Financial Analyst Blurb
Blurb is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb?s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks.
Blurb offers a full suite of free bookmaking tools, online book promotion tools, and an online bookstore where authors can sell their books and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb is known for high-quality, creative range, and beautiful books.
Blurb was founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, and includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. Blurb has served more than one million customers and in 2011, Blurb shipped 1.8 million books to more than 69 countries and territories. In 2010, Blurb was ranked the fastest growing media company on the Inc. 500.
Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London and our website is available in seven languages. We have fun, work hard, and love helping people discover the thrill of being published.
If you?re interested in rolling up your sleeves and joining the team, keep reading.
The Senior Financial Analyst plays a key role in providing financial insights and business decision-making support as well as driving process improvements and day-to-day analytical and forecasting support for the company. The candidate will report directly to the Director, FP&A and support the company?s overall financial reporting, long-range planning and expense management activities. While this person will have direct responsibility within the finance functions, this role will require collaboration with leaders and staff in areas across Blurb?s functional groups to develop actionable metrics and recommendations.
Driving and coordinating the annual financial planning, monthly forecasting and business as well as financial reporting processes
Data Analytics: retrieving and handling large transactional sets of data for reporting and analytic purposes then working with the business intelligence (BI) team to automate wherever possible
Identifying and maintaining the key business metrics for both the short and long term, and using this information to help create financial models as needed
Updating, maintaining and owning the financial system (Adaptive Planning) to correctly capture and calculate changing variables as the business evolves
Partnering with various functional teams to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information being distributed and constantly evaluating its usefulness
Version control of financial packages and presentations
Protecting confidential and sensitive company information
Four plus years of relevant professional experience with at least a Bachelor?s degree (preferably in Finance but not required). MBA ideal
Exceptionally strong Microsoft Excel (e.g., pivot tables) and PowerPoint skills
Experience retrieving and handling large amounts of transactional data. SQL experience helpful
Experience with Adaptive Planning, NetSuite is ideal; Microstrategy a plus
Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to partner effectively with all levels and functions of the organization
Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
Solid working knowledge of general accounting practices
Strong written and oral communications skills
Driven by intellectual curiosity with an ongoing desire to learn and grow
Highly organized with impeccable attention to detail
Blurb is a small, high-growth company, which means tremendous challenges and opportunities. We are looking for smart people who learn fast, solve problems, and get the job done. Our products and services are focused on the user experience, so you'll need to be user-focused as well. We have a world-class team drawn from companies such as Apple, Adobe, Intuit, Corbis, Current TV, eBay, Kodak, Macys.com, Method, Microsoft, Sun, CNET, Yahoo!, Lonely Planet and Sony.
We?re in the financial district, and there are plenty of great eating spots close by!
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
401(k) retirement plan
Employer-paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
10 paid holidays
15 days paid time off per year (with tenure-based increases after two years)
Free lunch on Wednesdays
How to Apply:
Blurb is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. As a Blurb employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver to the best of your ability. If you are prepared for this challenge, tell us your qualifications, experience and interests in this position in a cover letter and resume. Please be sure and tell us why you think you would be a great addition to the Blurberati!
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