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Senior Financial Analyst

Brainly, Poland, Spain

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NOTICE: ONLINE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

LOCATION: KRAKÓW OR REMOTELY FROM POLAND / BARCELONA OR REMOTELY FROM SPAIN

 

There are more than 300 million reasons to join Brainly — one for every student you’ll help go from questioning to understanding. Team up with us as we build and continue improving one of the most popular ed-tech products on the planet. In a world of questions and uncertainty, you can be part of the answer as we shape the future of learning and change lives, one student at a time. If this excites you, you know what to do next.

Let’s get to know each other. And get ready to make a difference!

 

ROLE OVERVIEW 

Brainly is scaling! We are seeking a talented senior financial analyst to support us in building out the global budgeting and forecasting processes for the  FP&A team. Due to the pandemic, the current shift in education has resulted in an acute shift in how students learn. As Brainly is quickly evolving to help students with their new learning needs, you, as part of the Finance Team, will help develop dynamic financial models that unlock actionable insights. You will be leveraging real-time financial and operational data, so that the business can quickly gain insights on performance metrics on several product verticals across geographies and help illuminate the path in terms of both short and long range planning. 

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a strong financial analysis background, with a growth mindset of embracing new technologies for scalability. This is a unique opportunity to work with a results driven team and have an impact on the lives of hundreds of millions of students globally, and help us scale one of the fastest-growing and highest-quality consumer learning brands. Brainly is a fun, unique company in a truly exciting phase of its growth.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Help build and maintain detailed and dynamic financial models that are powered by data analytics to update weekly, monthly and annual budgeting/forecasting for sales
  • Own revenue and cost of goods sold/margin models and analysis
  • Conduct analysis of drivers for cloud hosting expenditures in order to forecast and optimize cloud expenditure
  • Support the FP&A team in partnering with business units to track business performance, and progress of growth initiatives in order to provide context around  investment decisions
  • Assist with board package preparation and management reporting packages
  • Conduct strategy analysis and competitive benchmarking to formulate recommendations on business strategy, potential transactions, and investments to executives. 

 

WHAT MAKES YOU THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

  • 4+ years of experience in financial planning and analysis in a high growth SaaS business or investment banking, venture capital, strategy or management consulting for the TMT industry
  • Must have gone through at least one planning cycle
  • Experience navigating Tableau or other data visualization software
  • Well versed in financial modeling practiced at startup environments, investment banking, transactional services, equity analysis or where a high level of rigor is required. Able to identify key model drivers and build revenue models to forecast the future with accuracy. You’ve also demonstrated success in having a fundamental understanding of the FP&A process, accounting principles, and how to navigate typical scenarios that come up in managing a forecast
  • Strong understanding of full suite financial modeling and SaaS metrics
  • Expert knowledge in Excel modeling to design and manipulate datasets with ease
  • Knowledge of consumer subscriptions or general SAAS business
  • Expert Excel and Powerpoint skills: You know the ins and outs of Google Sheets/Excel and can build models and conduct deep dive analysis. You are also great at presenting a compelling story to the audience using powerpoint
  • Strong at interpreting data trends and gleaning insights from various data points
  • Deep understanding of finance and accounting concepts
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and growth mindset focused on what can be done with data and resource constraints
  • Ability to self-start and self-directed work in an unstructured environment; comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
  • Strong attention to detail practiced at drilling down to fundamental drivers that impact revenue
  • Demonstrates independent thinking when evaluating critical information to reach conclusions

 

WHAT WILL BLOW OUR MINDS

  • Investment banking, equity analysis or Big 4 experience from the transactional service
  • Experience with executive level reporting, being able to be in the details, but also view things top down in order to pick up high level, crucial insights
  • FP&A experience from a tech company with $50MM revenue or more
  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • Exposure to SQL
  • Exposure to Tableau or other data visualization tool
  • Exposure to Google Analytics
  • Exposure to corporate finance or capital markets
  • Entrepreneurial: can thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment where you may wear multiple hats as a financial model guru, internal consultant, and business strategist.
  • Familiar with a digital technology environment dnd willingness to learn coding languages to improve efficiency
  • Flexible, easily able to pivot from task to task

 

WHAT YOU GET BY JOINING BRAINLY

  • We want to see you grow along with us – you will have 800$ per year for personal development, extra time for attending conferences and workshops, and unlimited access to an online learning platform (courses from Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, Harvard ManageMentor, and many others!)
  • Health is important, which is why at Brainly, we fully cover private health & dental care packages for you and your family and provide you with a sport card (Multisport Plus in Poland, Andjoy in Spain) 
  • You will also get an access to online individual psychological consultations with professionals in English & Polish via the Mental Health Helpline
  • Flexible working hours – working requires communication, so we work within the European business hours, but we also know that life may be unpredictable, so if you need to jump out of work (doctor’s appointment, emergency, anything) – no problem!
  • Your personal concierge AskHenry will support you in your daily duties, eg. planning your dream vacation
  • We will provide you with all the necessary equipment & tools, including an additional budget for accessories which will make your remote setup even more comfortable.
  • You can join internal communities and contribute to charity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, take part in great internal events or represent Brainly at conferences or meet-ups.

 

WHAT IS BRAINLY

Brainly is the online learning platform where over 300 million students and parents go from questioning to understanding. With their smartphones, users can snap a photo to instantly solve any problem or homework question and be matched with a Brainly product such as Community Q&A, Brainly Tutor, Math Solver or Textbook Detective. 

Brainly is built to provide students, parents, experts, and teachers with a collaborative platform and tools needed to succeed in any educational environment. Based in Kraków, Poland, with U.S. headquarters in New York City, Brainly apps and websites are visited by users from over 35 countries.
Backed by Prosus, Point Nine Capital, General Catalyst, Runa Capital, Learn Capital and Kulczyk Investments. Learn more about Brainly at www.brainly.com

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About Brainly

About us WHAT IS BRAINLY? Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. We are the world’s largest social learning community bringing middle school and high school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. Students connect to their peers to help strengthen their skills, from math, to science, to history and beyond. Founded in 2009, Brainly is one of the most promising and fastest growing internet businesses in the EdTech space with over 80 million monthly users. Based in New York City and Kraków, Poland, Brainly is currently available in over 35 countries. Brainly has closed a $15M Series B round of funding led by the global internet and entertainment group, Naspers, to bring total funding from existing investors including General Catalyst Partners, Point Nine Capital, Runa Capital and Learn Capital to $27M.

Want to learn more about Brainly? Visit Brainly's website.