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Senior Business Analyst, Finance Analytics

Company: Yext
Location: New York
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

The ultimate source for official answers about a business online should be the business itself. However, when consumers ask questions on company websites, too often they are left in the dark with wrong answers. Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud, solves this problem by organizing a business's facts so it can provide official answers to consumer questions - wherever people search. Starting with the company website, then extending across search engines and voice assistants, businesses around the world, like Taco Bell, Marriott, and Jaguar Land Rover-as well as organizations like the U.S. State Department-trust Yext to radically improve the search experience on their websites and across the entire search ecosystem.

Yext is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to join the FP&A team that will provide technical and creative skills to solve both data and system challenges. The role will be responsible for supporting the administration and development of the Anaplan platform as well as driving data and process improvement initiatives for the department.

Reporting to the Director of Finance Analytics and Enablement, the successful candidate will be able to think out of the box and always be thinking strategically to find solutions. From developing models, to integrating data, to surfacing key information in Tableau, this role has the opportunity to make an impact and the freedom to get creative.

We're looking for someone that's results oriented, creative and curious, has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and is able to manage projects cross functionally.

What You'll Do

  • Administer and support the Anaplan platform
  • Configure, maintain and update Anaplan data flows, users, lists, modules, dashboards, settings to support daily operations and new initiatives
  • Own and assist processes in the forecasting and planning cycles
  • Provide ongoing production support to the end users regarding application functionality and data integrity
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions, create proof of concepts, and end-to-end development, and run UAT sessions for future model enhancements and projects
  • Participate in managing the backlogs and long term commitments to deliver a cohesive Anaplan platform for all end-users
  • Support operational data projects to enhance business and IT processes across the finance organization and performance tracking
  • Manage multiple projects and diverse, cross-functional project teams simultaneously, while successfully driving projects and tasks to completion

    What You Have
    • Bachelor's degree or similar college level education in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or similar field
    • 3-5 years experience in FP&A, Accounting, IT, Consulting, or related roles. Experience in a high growth technology company is a plus.
    • Required administration and development experience of a financial modeling system such as Anaplan, Adaptive Planning, Planful, or similar.
    • Understanding of three statement financial modeling and accounting principles
    • Have a good understanding of key business and finance functions (GL close process, FP&A, Treasury, Revenue, etc).
    • SQL and Tableau skills a plus
    • Organized with the ability to work on and manage multiple projects within tight timelines
    • Excellent analytical skills, strong proficiency in financial modeling, attention to detail
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
      Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Keywords: Yext, New York , Senior Business Analyst, Finance Analytics, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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