Financial Analyst at Drift

| Greater Boston Area
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About Drift


Drift is the Conversational Marketing platform that combines chat, email, video, and automation to remove the friction from business buying. With Drift, you can start conversations with future customers now, on their terms -- not days later. There are over 50,000 businesses that use Drift today to generate more revenue, shrink sales cycles, and make buying easy. Our mission is to use conversations to make business buying frictionless, more enjoyable, and more human.

About The Team


Drift is looking to add a dynamic Financial Analyst to help scale our Finance team. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the fastest growing technology companies in Boston. This person will be a critical member of a team that will help scale the company by building and fostering key business partnerships across the organization.


About You


You will be customer-centric and passionate about making a difference in your role. You will be a self-starter, self-motivated, able to think independently and at the same time want to continue to learn and develop your skill set. You will be a thinker and problem solver. You will be a team player, able to work across different departments and different management levels and focused on solving business and financial challenges.


What You’ll Be Doing


  • You will be joining a small and dynamic finance team, reporting to the Manager, FP&A, on the larger Company Success Team.
  • You will assist in and help scale our monthly forecasting and variance analysis process, identifying and communicating key drivers and risks & opportunities
  • You will help build and own cross-functional business partnerships with other department owners, helping to further drive visibility and accountability across the organization
  • You will own our Sales commission process - calculating, reporting, and analysis - while partnering with Sales Leadership to track team performance and overall plan effectiveness
  • You will partner with our Business Operations and Revenue Operations teams to improve accuracy of our revenue forecasting and ensure the ongoing integrity of data in our business systems
  • You will perform ad-hoc business case and scenario analysis to support strategic initiatives
  • You will assist in the preparation of Board materials, as well as presentations to the Senior Leadership and Executive Team

What You Should Have


  • 2-4 years of FP&A/Biz Ops experience at a technology company (SaaS experience preferred) and/or public accounting with experience in technology
  • Highly skilled in Excel and Powerpoint, with overall tech savviness
  • Experience with financial tools (NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, Anaplan, Host Analytics; implementation experience a plus). CRM (Salesforce, Hubspot), and Workflow Automation (Zapier, Tray.io)
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills to interact with various levels of management and build influential relationships with partners in the business
  • Positive attitude with high level of eagerness and aptitude to learn new technology and practices
  • Experience in high growth companies and comfortable working on a fast-paced team with changing priorities
  • Independent/flexible problem-solver with the ability to adapt as the business grows

Drift is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. 

We know that applying for a new job can be intimidating. But guess what? At Drift, there is no such thing as a “ideal candidate.” We believe in the power of teamwork -- and in the desire to learn something new every day. We believe in hiring people, not just skills. Take it from our CEO. 

If this sounds like a company you would like to join and a role you would thrive in, please don’t hold back from applying! Whatever skills you bring to the table or background you’re coming from, we welcome you to start a conversation with us. We need your unique perspective for our continued innovation and success. We’re looking forward to learning more about you!

Drift is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected]

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Location

Right in the heart of Back Bay 🙏

An Insider's view of Drift

What are some social events your company does?

Every summer we take a few days as a team and head to Western Massachusetts for Camp Drift! Camp is an amazing weekend where we take a moment to celebrate what we have accomplished, and set goals for the coming year.

Lacey

Public Relations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I feel really lucky because I get to work with the Sales, Customer Success, Product, and Ops team on a regular basis. We say "One team, one dream" un-ironically and are always willing to hop into anything that benefits the customer.

Sara

Conversational Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our leadership principles are the core of who we are and how we operate every day. Bringing these in to your actions, decisions, and how you deliver results is the surest way to be successful here. Walk the talk. Focus on the customer. Deliver results every single day.

Kari

Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Today, all of our lives run in real-time. As a result, our expectations for how we communicate with businesses have changed: we expect answers in real-time too. Customers have all of the power today, and that’s why we put a premium on how we’re treated. Businesses need to adapt to this shift in order to thrive today, and that’s what we focus on.

David

CEO, Co-Founder

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High-energy! From sales, to marketing, to customer success and beyond everyone rallies around one common goal which is putting the customer first. End of month is always exciting for this reason.

Amanda

Customer Success Manager

What are Drift Perks + Benefits

Drift Benefits Overview

Our employees are our greatest asset. To take care of you and your family we offer an extensive employee benefit plan. On top of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans, we also offer generous PTO, parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, 401K matching, wellness perks and discounts, free lunch, snacks and coffee every day, the Drift book club (one free book of your choosing a month!), a mentor series, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly Diverse Management Team
Unconscious Bias Training
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team Workouts
Every other week Inner City Weightlifting comes to the office to teach a fitness class to Drift employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
After working at Drift for three years, all Drift employees are eligible for a month-long sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
We believe in the power of mentorship and regularly bring external guests into our office to teach us.
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