Senior Finance Manager, Global Technology

| Chicago

 

Are you ready to have a direct impact on the financial success of a public company?

 

You're a sharp and savvy finance professional, so why not guide an entire team or department on their financial success? At Groupon, you have the chance to learn a business group from the bottom up, so you never have to wonder about whether or not your work matters.The Global Technology Senior Finance Manager will be a key finance partner for the Global Engineering and Product Development team, one of the largest and most dynamic groups within Groupon. This role will be responsible for delivering insightful financial analysis and providing business decision support for the Global Engineering and Product Development team. In addition, this person will be responsible for owning the quarterly forecast process, as well as completing month-end variance analysis. This is a highly visible role that will interact with leaders across the Technology organization, including the Chief Technology Officer, and will be relied upon as a valued member of the team.

 

Global Finance is a conglomeration of number-savvy professionals who encompass multiple teams, ensuring everything from our month-end close processes to our P&L ownership and SG&A are on point. You will play a meaningful role in the global forecasting and planning process. These teammates produce timely, accurate reporting and customized financial analysis to support management decisions. Your work will directly impact the success of teams within Groupon, ensuring that they have financial strength to build our mission.

 

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a dynamic, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

 

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and passionate about helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work? Why don't you start by meeting some of the finance professionals around the world who are re-inventing the finance model at Groupon. 

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Global Technology team to drive the quarterly financial forecast process and ensure the team is managing to its financial targets

  • Lead the annual planning process, and quarterly forecasts. Drive variance analysis, and identify risks and opportunities

  • Develop, own and manage financial models to support key initiatives and business decisions (e.g. evaluating shift to a cloud computing environment)

  • Analyze operating and financial trends and identify opportunities and develop alternatives to improve performance

 

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience in FP&A, consulting or other analytical field

  • Experience with technology, digital media and/or e-commerce a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics

  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and modeling skills are required

  • Collaborative, self-starter that adapts well to change in a fast-paced, unstructured workplace

  • Ability to multi-task and execute projects with a strong attention to detail and under tight timelines

  • A process-oriented person who is organized but can adapt and shift gears when a project timeline is compressed

  • Ability to translate complex data into an easily understandable format

  • Comfortable working with and analyzing Company financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement) and relevant financial analysis metrics

  • Proactive, fast learner who is able to work independently on projects and has a track record for completing projects quickly, accurately, and with limited information

  • Strong leader with excellent oral and written communication skills as well as proven social skills. Ability to speak up in meetings to inform and persuade team members and company leadership

  • The ideal candidate will be able to travel at least once per quarter to Engineering development centers

 

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.

An Insider's view of Groupon

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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