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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Los Angeles, California

Salary: $61K - $85K

As a leader in direct-to-consumer marketing, we build health, beauty, and pet care brands that are innovative, profitable, and make the world a better place. We’ve created over 20 brands to date — Above are just a few examples.Our brands range from doctor-formulated vitamins and supplements, to innovative skincare solutions, to holistic, nourishing pet foods. We are always looking for breakthrough brand ideas, as we incubate one or two new brands each year. Our creative content educates the world on making smarter health choices, while the brands we own generate over $1 billion of revenue annually.Together with doctors and leading experts, we develop best-in-class products that set new industry standards for quality, efficacy, and innovation. Details below.

We’re Looking For A:  Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst to work closely with the Senior Finance Manager and the accounting team to provide data-driven analysis and update monthly reports. A successful candidate is detail-oriented, with an analytical mind, and problem-solving skills, eager to learn and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Location: Woodland Hills, CA (Hybrid) – willing to come into office once a week

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Contribute to Five-Year Forecasting: Support the development of the company’s five-year forecast by providing analytical insights and assisting in the forecasting process.
  • Update and Analyze Actuals for Forecasting: Regularly update the company’s forecast with actual financial data and offer insights on variances, contributing to a more accurate and dynamic forecasting model.
  • Assist in Annual Budget Processes: Play a key role in the annual budgeting process, contributing to the formulation, tracking, and actualization of budgets across CAPEX, OPEX, and Department P&Ls.
  • Maintain and Enhance Monthly Financial Reporting: Ensure the timely and accurate maintenance of monthly financial reporting for business units and management. This includes segment financials, key metrics, and detailed budget vs. actuals at the departmental level.
  • Detailed Margin Analysis Oversight: Oversee the monthly maintenance and update of detailed margin analysis, providing summarized information to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Collaborate with Accounting Team: Work closely with the Accounting team on various financial aspects, including budget vs. actuals analyses, flux analysis, and other collaborative efforts to ensure financial accuracy and compliance.
  • Conduct Ad Hoc Financial Analyses: Perform ad hoc financial analyses and root cause investigations as needed, responding to inquiries and providing valuable financial insights to support decision-making.
  • Automation for Accuracy and Efficiency: Identify opportunities and implement automation in reporting processes to enhance accuracy and efficiency, streamlining financial reporting tasks wherever possible.
  • Cross-Departmental Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments to understand their financial needs and challenges, fostering effective communication and alignment between financial goals and operational objectives.

Preferred Qualifications (Note: These are preferred and not required. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick ALL of these boxes.):

  • 3 years corporate FP&A experience
  • Financial Statement Analysis Expertise: Proficient in analyzing financial statements including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow, with a keen understanding of the interrelationships among these statements.
  • Advanced Excel & Google Sheets Proficiency: Demonstrated skills in Excel and Google Sheets, including financial modeling capabilities and experience with ERP support systems.
  • Ownership Mentality: Exhibits a strong sense of ownership and accountability for tasks and projects, taking responsibility for delivering high-quality work consistently.
  • Critical Thinking and Application: Possesses strong critical thinking abilities, capable of applying accounting knowledge effectively to reporting, analysis, and novel situations, ensuring accurate and insightful outcomes.
  • Adaptability in High-Growth Environments: Displays a strong desire to thrive and learn within a fast-paced, high-growth work environment, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability to evolving challenges.
  • Proficiency with Large Data Sets: Skilled in working with large data sets, utilizing analytical tools and methodologies to derive meaningful insights and support informed decision making.
  • E-Commerce, CPG, and fast-paced startup environments.
  • Proficiency with Excel, some experience in financial modeling preferred.
  • Experience working with ERP support systems, NetSuite, Tableau, Salesforce, and large data sets preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, or equivalent. Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, or equivalent preferred.

Golden Perks & Benefits: 

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage – We cover 100% of premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans for employee-only plans.
  • Through our charity sponsorships, you can make a positive impact on communities worldwide. We’ve donated over $6.1 million to date.
  • We match up to 3.5% of your 401k contributions, ensuring your retirement savings grow alongside your career.
  • 6 paid sick and mental health days, an Employee Assistance Program, free weekly yoga and meditation classes, and additional mental health benefits, because we take a holistic approach to your well-being.
  • Invest in your future with our Employee Stock Ownership Plan, where company contributions fund your retirement plan with company stock.
  • Professional development opportunities with mentorship, continuous learning programs, and performance-based pay increases, empowering you to progress and excel in your career.
  • Tuition reimbursement program, which reimburses eligible tuition expenses up to specified amounts, empowering you to invest in your ongoing growth and development.
  • Work towards our collective goals and earn up to 2 extra weeks of pay each month, based on the achievement of KPIs.
  • Celebrate your accomplishments with our Win of the Week, Spot Bonus, Work Anniversary, and Shout-Outs programs, where your hard work is not only valued but also acknowledged and rewarded.
  • Reimbursements for a portion of personal cell phone and internet usage for eligible employees.
  • For those coming into our Woodland Hills, CA office, you’ll find a fully stocked kitchen and a free on-site gym.
  • Virtual and in-person company events, like our annual holiday party, happy hours, and virtual cooking nights, designed to cultivate connections and enhance work-life balance.

To read more about our Perks & Benefits, click here.

The base salary range for this position is $60,500.00 – $85,000.00, plus annual & monthly KPI bonus potential.
Salary is based on a wide range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geographical location.

A Note to Recruiting Agencies: At Golden Hippo, we handle all hiring through our internal Talent Acquisition team. Occasionally, we might use staffing or recruiting agencies to support our internal team in finding the right candidates. Agencies are not authorized to contact our hiring teams directly to present candidates. Our internal Talent Acquisition team is responsible for all candidate presentations to our hiring managers. Golden Hippo will need written approval and a signed agreement before submitting any candidate info for a specific job opening. Without this, we won’t pay any fees for placements. Thank you for your understanding.

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