Senior Financial Analyst

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Forager is growing and building something incredibly complex. Due to this growth, we’ve created a new role, Senior Financial Analyst, to help ensure the company is making sound financial decisions, properly managing cash flow, and is using metrics to drive actionable insights. Reporting to our VP of Finance & Analytics, the Senior Financial Analyst will play a critical role ensuring the long-term financial success of the company. The impact you make in the role will be felt throughout Forager.

What will you do?

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly forecasting, budgeting, reconciliations, variance analysis, as well as cash flow management, planning, and monitoring
  • Understand key drivers of the business, identify relevant metrics to track performance, and incorporate those into operating budgets and quarterly forecasts
  • Assist in driving and projecting revenue and gross margin profitability through detailed analysis, reporting and expense management
  • Support the month-end close process, assisting as needed and preparing financial reports, reconciliations and analysis
  • Conduct ad hoc analysis and projects, assist in driving financial reporting process improvements across the company, and providing accurate information to support business decisions
  • Identify improvements to automate existing processes for increased efficiency and/or support implementation of new systems and tools
  • Assist in the preparation of company-wide commission and bonus calculations, as needed

Who you are?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business; CPA preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in an FP&A, financial analyst, accounting or equivalent role
  • Prior experience at a software/technology startup and/or prior logistics experience is a plus
  • You have a solid understanding of financial statements, financial metrics, close cycles and revenue dynamics
  • You are highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently and across teams
  • You operate with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness
  • You adapt and thrive in a demanding, ever-changing, fast-paced environment
  • You are skilled in analyzing financial data, drawing insights and defining actionable takeaways
  • Effective communication skills including ability to summarize information in presentable format for executives and investors
  • Intermediate or advanced level proficiency in Excel required; experience building and maintaining financial models
  • Experience with SQL, Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau and/or other data visualization tools a plus
  • Experience with QuickBooks Online and/or other accounting software a plus

Who we are?

Forager is a logistics tech startup with one goal: simplify cross-border freight with a combination of purpose-built technology and decades of industry experience. We're building an automated and collaborative marketplace that connects cross-border shippers (customers) with their optimal carrier (trucking companies) based on region, price, and service rating.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
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    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
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    • SalesforceCRM

Location

1046 W Kinzie St.,#300, Chicago, IL 60642

An Insider's view of Forager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's definitely lively! We have a great sense of camaraderie, so we're pretty casual overall. Whether we’re cracking jokes or putting our heads down and getting to work, we all share the collective goal of building something great.

Bobby

UX/UI Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

SaaS tools help a lot, but if I'm working with someone outside of Product, I always invite them out to lunch. Knowing someone on a more personal level helps you understand the context behind their ideas. You get more insight into their problems and that informs your solutions. I collaborate best over burgers!

Claude

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Empathy for sure. To be a successful software engineer, especially at a collaborative company like Forager, you have to view the world through a distinctly human lens. At the end of the day, we're not just writing code in a vacuum. We're writing code for other people.

Chris

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Forager's tech is built by and for logistics professionals, so obviously the team's ideas and experiences are key to its development. Their feedback actively shapes our platform. Once you know our team you can see their fingerprints on everything we do, because everything we do is a team effort.

Jessie

Chief Operations Officer

How does the company support your career growth?

As someone who has been deeply interested in entrepreneurship my entire life, the crash course I've gotten in starting, scaling, and innovating a new business has been invaluable! The opportunity to learn and expand my skill set is my favorite part of being a Forager.

Christina

Office Administrator

What are Forager Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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