Financial Analyst – FOURKITES | Built in Chicago


Join a dynamic, innovative and data-driven start-up named 2021 Best Tech Startups in Chicago, which is changing the supply chain industry with real-time tracking and end-to-end visibility.

Like FourKites’ Financial Analyst, you will develop the Finance function in our high growth environment. In this role, you will manage all financial analysis and reporting across departments. A strong candidate for this role will be familiar with working in a very fast paced environment and will be responsible for ensuring financial competence and growth.

What you will do:

You will support the processes of posting high risk monthly income and commissions as part of the month end close. You will also be responsible for analyzing FourKites’ financial results and supporting operating budgets and annual financial forecasts. You will prepare monthly, quarterly and annual analyzes of financial performance for investor and executive review. Working with teammates in the United States, India and the Netherlands, you will work in partnership with key operational teams and business leaders from our global organization to support the success of the business, while maintaining sound financial practices.

  • Play a key role in monthly closing with regards to revenue and commissions with clearly defined responsibilities, processes and deadlines
  • Lead the preparation of the financial reporting package for internal management reports, highlighting key business issues, revenue trends, cash flow analysis and functional expenses
  • Analyze budget against actual income statement figures at company level, by region and by department, summarizing them in concise reports for business unit managers
  • Compile financial metrics for quarterly board meetings
  • Navigate Financial Reports under Both GAAP and Management Books
  • Support the annual operating plan and monthly forecasting process
  • Support the implementation of the financial / planning reporting system to improve efficiency and visibility across the organization
  • Liaise with multiple departments as needed in terms of revenue recognition, commissions and budgets
  • Prepare journal entries and reconcile balance sheet accounts to ensure accuracy of financial reports
  • Identify potential efficiency gains in daily work and implement automation tools / techniques to streamline
  • Maintain and leverage tools and systems to ensure rapid and reliable access to data and information tools

Who are you:

  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a desire to learn, grow and seek increased responsibilities
  • Ability to work closely and effectively in a team environment across all facets of the business
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative communication skills with well-developed presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage competing priorities and time pressures
  • Familiarity with business and financial modeling in P&L, balance sheet and cash flow
  • Strong technical acumen with an ease in learning new business software systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s 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-ups
  • Experience in an agile and rapidly changing environment
  • Advanced skills in Excel / PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with financial analysis and planning software applications (Intacct, NetSuite, Adaptive Insights)
  • Experience in SQL / Python / VBA and general systems integration is a plus
  • SFDC experience is a plus

Named one of Forbes’ next billion dollar startups, FourKites is on a mission to transform global supply chains with the most powerful technology on the planet. With a customer base that includes 18 of GPC’s top 20 food and beverage companies and nine of GPC’s top 10 companies, the company combines the largest network of real-time logistics data with machine learning to help customers reduce their costs. costs, to improve performance time and strengthen relationships with the end customer. We are a customer-obsessed organization fully committed to helping our customers succeed and generate long-term value.

The empathy we show with our customers also applies internally. At FourKites, a positive work culture is a priority, and team members benefit from structured employee development plans, mentoring and training programs, quarterly appraisal and promotions processes, memberships to competitive affinity and benefit groups. Click here to learn more about our team and our corporate values.

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