Financial Planning & Analysis Associate

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Accounting and Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Who are we?

FastPay is finance reimagined to meet the needs of the media industry. Leveraging proprietary technology and analytics, we offer solutions that address inefficient payment processes and long payment terms. Having spent years analyzing invoices and executing electronic payments, we have industry-expertize that allows us to meet the needs of our long-standing clients. 


We are a collection of finance, entertainment, legal, media, technology, and design professionals. Headquartered in Los Angeles, we have offices in New York, San Francisco, Westborough, MA and London. With over $3BN in payments and loans transacted to date, we continue to see exciting growth.

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to join a team that functions like a startup within a startup
  • Entrepreneurial role within an established, rapidly growing, highly regarded fin/tech company
  • Enormous exposure to the ever-growing digital media and technology space
  • Mentorship from an experienced team to develop sales, leadership and operational skills
  • Competitive Salary, incentive pay, Benefits with a generous company contribution, Matching 401k, and Stock Options
  • Catered lunches, team building events, onsite career coach, guest speakers & more

 

What will you do?

The FP&A Associate is responsible for providing insightful, useful, and actionable financial analysis for the entire organization. The role is fast-paced and provides the FP&A Associate with the ability to gain a comprehensive understanding of the company’s operations and financial drivers of success.

Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of accounting principles and processes.  The ideal candidate will have direct experience in both accounting and FP&A.  Candidate will be proficient at financial modeling, tracking financial information at a detailed level, and should be adept at picking up on current process quickly as well as improving process and documenting it for the benefit of management. 

Core Functions:

  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives.
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes.
  • Prepare consolidated forecasts and budgets and analyzes trends in revenue, expense and other related areas.
  • Assists with special financial and business related studies and cooperates with other departments in preparing analyses.

Core Competencies: 

  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Pitchbooks and Board Decks
  • Financial analysis/decision support
  • Accounting experience
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience
  • Excel/PowerPoint experience
  • Close attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills – oral, written, and interpersonal abilities
  • Cross-functional teamwork
  • Process improvement
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (business, economics, mathematics, engineering and computer science, etc.)
  • Three years relevant experience in similar role
  • 2-3 years Investment Banking experience required
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Detail-oriented, flexible, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Relevant experience in fintech, lending and/or digital media a plus
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