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Financial Analyst

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As FourKites’ Financial Analyst, you will be expanding the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function in our high-growth environment. You will be responsible for the analysis of FourKites’ financial results and support the annual financial operating budgets and forecasts. You will prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual analyses of financial performance for investor and executive review. Working with teammates in the US, India & Netherlands, you will partner with operational teams and key business leaders across our global organization in order to support the success of the business, while maintaining healthy financial practices.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead preparation of financial reporting package for internal management reporting, highlighting key business issues, revenue trends, cash analysis and functional expenses
  • Analyze budget vs actual figures from the income statement company wide, by region and by department, summarizing in concise reports for the business unit leads
  • Compile financial metrics for quarterly Board meetings
  • Navigate financial reporting under both GAAP & Management books
  • Support annual operating plan and monthly forecasting process
  • Support Financial Reporting/Planning system implementation to improve efficiencies and visibility across organization
  • Provide project management support for the overall Finance team
  • Identify potential efficiencies in day to day work and implement automation tools/techniques to streamline 
  • Maintain & leverage tools and systems to ensure quick, reliable access to data and information tools

About the team:

From our VP of Finance to our Staff Accountants, our team is full of smart, lighthearted and dedicated team members. They work hand in hand with every function at FourKites to help plan and optimize our fiscal year. Teamwork and collaboration are a huge part of the Finance function, as no task is too big or too small for them to complete. Their interests run the gamut, as the team is made up of world travelers, sports fanatics, gamers, outdoor junkies and TV show connoisseurs.

 Who you are:

  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the desire to learn, grow & seek increased responsibility
  • Ability to work closely and effectively in a team environment across all facets of the Company
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative communication skills with well-developed presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage competing priorities and deadline pressures effectively
  • Familiarity with business and financial modeling in P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
  • High technical acumen with a comfortability learning new enterprise software systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Finance / Accounting / Economics preferred (Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering also welcome)
  • 1-2 years of experience in corporate finance, banking, management consulting or high-growth start up
  • Experience in agile & fast-paced environment 
  • Advanced Excel / PowerPoint skills
  • Familiarity with financial analysis and planning software applications (Intacct, NetSuite, Adaptive Insights) 
  • SQL / Python / VBA & general systems integration experience a plus
  • SFDC experience is a plus

FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal, last mile and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.

**If you cannot successfully complete the application process through the FourKites website because of the education field, please send your resume and a brief message to [email protected]

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Location

Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located in the Ogilvie Transportation Building, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FOURKITES

What are some social events your company does?

I'm part of our Hype Squad that helps plan company events, including happy hours, summer and winter parties, co-ed sports teams, DNI groups, and volunteering in the community to name a few. Anyone can join, and it's fun being a part of strengthening a positive and engaging culture.

Mackenzie

Talent Acquisition Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

Ashley

Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our office is really a tight-knit community; people hang out outside of work, everyone gets along and it's a pleasant, open and collaborative culture. I really enjoy working for FourKites because of the great work-life balance, the fact there is a lot of growth opportunities, and I feel like I am working towards both my personal and company goals.

Georgios

Staff Accountant

What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!

Jenny

Talent Acquisition Specialist

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of fun office perks, snacks, happy hours, team events, and company outings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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