Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis at NewGlobe
About the Role
This role is critical as we expand to new countries and scales at an unprecedented rate. A finance person understands that credibility and trust are built on consistent accuracy. They don’t view a number as “just a number” but instead ensure they understand what it means so that they can help us profitably grow. While mistakes are inevitable, they are personally bothered by any mistake and so strive hard to minimize them. The Financial Analyst should love building Excel models that are efficient and well-designed and dream of SUMIF formulas in their sleep. The most successful analyst will be curious to dig into the business and need to master the details. Because we are a small finance team who will be rapidly growing, the candidate should be comfortable transforming ambiguity into solid planning models and actionable insights. The Financial Analyst shouldn’t view the role as a just a job but should appreciate that we are on a mission and must do whatever is required to get the job done.
What You Will Do
- Prepare long term planning, annual budgets & forecasts
- Provide reporting on progress on commitments
- Track risks & opportunities
- Create & improve reporting, models & templates for both financials and KPIs
- Conduct ad hoc analysis to identify trends, drive insights and decision making
- Find the narrative behind the numbers that connects everything together
What You Should Have
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related area; MBA is a plus
- Three to six years of experience in FP&A or related roles
- Self-starter who is highly driven & reliably follows through
- Attentive to details and one who uses data to find trends
- Advanced proficiency with MS Excel; you are fast and efficient working in Excel but know there is always more to learn
- Bonus points: experience with datasets, VBA, Power Query, Power Pivot or Power BI
- Solid understanding of the interplay between the three financial statements
- Experience developing financial reports and metrics
- Articulate communicator who can explain complex ideas simply and influence others
- Effective interpersonal skills
- A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
- A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
- A relentless advocate –The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
- A malleable learner –You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
- A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
- A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.