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Corporate FP&A Analyst



United States
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Blend is a diverse team of problem solvers who believe that the world’s financial resources should be more accessible. Our cloud banking platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and over 330 other financial services firms to acquire more customers, increase productivity, and deliver end-to-end digital experiences. Our software enables our customers to process an average of more than $5 billion in loans per day, making it possible for consumers to reach their financial goals faster and lead better lives. Come do work that matters.

The Corporate FP&A analyst will be an integral part of the Blend FP&A team. This role will evolve and assume additional responsibilities based on performance, ownership, and ability to interact successfully with the business. This role will assist with preparation of budgets, forecasts, monthly financial analysis, system maintenance and reporting and provide ad hoc analysis for the organization. We are looking for someone who makes confident and fact-based decisions and approaches problems from different perspectives in order to suggest and implement solutions.

How you'll contribute:

  • Partner cross-functionally to drive annual budgeting and headcount planning process and strategic decisions
  • Manage and participate in the analysis and interpretation of operating results, and preparation of executive reports
  • Provide clear and impactful insight from Blend’s financial and operating results
  • Improve Blend’s financial model by adding detail and complexity
  • Review and improve existing assumptions based on past performance and changing business trends
  • Develop and streamline FP&A processes to mitigate risk and find value within the business
  • Update OPEX models with actual results and conduct variance analysis
  • Drive improvements to the forecast drivers affecting accuracy
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with proven success partnering and collaborating across multiple functions
  • Proven ability to understand how financial decisions impact business performance and strategy
  • Strong Excel modeling and superior analytical skills
  • Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles
  • Organized, flexible, and easily adaptable to changing conditions
  • Proven ability to think strategically and tackle open-ended problems

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or related field is required. Masters/MBA a plus
  • Minimum 5+ years Financial Planning and Analysis experience in the financial services industry. Experience in Technology mortgage or real estate is a plus.
  • Experience in financial planning tool (Adaptive, NetSuite, Workday, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs/Sheets, and Salesforce)
  • Nice to have: Pigment, PowerQuery

Additional Details

  • Composure: Is cool under pressure enjoys working in a dynamic, high impact, growth oriented environment.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people inside and outside the organization; builds constructive and effective relationships; can diffuse high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Self-Development: Actively works to continuously improve him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; works to deploy strengths and improve weaknesses.
  • Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  • Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings inside and outside the organization; commands attention and can change tactics midstream when something isn’t working.
  • Problem Solving: Uses logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Process Management: Self starter who leans into processes necessary to get things done; knows what to measure and how to measure it; enjoys simplifying complex tasks.
  • Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps
  • Organizing: Can gather their business partners and team members to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change, shift gears comfortably and decide/act without having the total picture

To comply with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location.

For full time hires, the hiring base pay range for this position is between $89,000 and $125,000.

Final base pay offer amounts will vary depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to function, level, geographic location, job related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay will be adjusted for part-time roles to reflect scheduled hours.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Meaningful equity
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching contribution
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Work from home office set up stipend and internet stipend during COVID-19
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, gym memberships, fitness classes and more