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Financial Analyst

| Chicago
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.
Job Description
Let’s get to business. Avant is looking for a new Analyst to join the Financial Planning & Analysis team in Chicago.
The Financial Planning and Analysis team assists with the preparation of financial results and the communication to senior management. The team also works closely with different parts of the organization on return on investment analysis and adherence to key performance metrics. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the preparation of Avant’s financial plan and loan performance forecasting
  • Supporting preparation of Monthly & Quarterly Management updates and Board Presentations
  • Analyzing current and past trends in key performance indicators, focused on credit performance
  • Ad-Hoc credit reporting and analysis
  • Developing financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Improving operating efficiency by evaluating processes and understanding ROI across the organization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Demonstrated financial analysis and modeling expertise
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player and can-do attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical or coding experience; Proficiency in Anaplan, SQL, or Python is a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, such as experience with VBA
  • Prior experience or internship in an FP&A role is a plus

Why Avant is a fit for you: At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:We value, support, and help each other growWe are committed to active inclusion and diversityWe are transparent and believe the best idea winsWe succeed when our customers succeedWe get sh!t done… responsiblyAnd we keep it fun! We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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Technology we use

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    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Chicago's scenic Riverwalk. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and public transportation.

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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