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Financial Analyst

Company: Fooda
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:We believe a workplace food program is something employees should love and look forward to every day. Powered by technology and a network of over 1,400 restaurants, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. Every day each Fooda location is served by a different restaurant that comes onsite and serves fresh lunch from their chef's unique menu. Now with over 50 million meals sold, Fooda operates in major cities across the U.S. Eight out of ten employees believe Fooda is one of their company's top perks.Position Overview: Fooda is currently recruiting for a Financial Analyst position to be based at our corporate headquarters in Chicago. This is a high impact role at a fast growing, venture backed company offering exposure to leadership up to and including the Founder / CEO. The ideal candidate is one who eager to find a rewarding (and dare we say fun) environment, a multitude of opportunities for growth and learning, and the opportunity to help shape the future of Fooda.What You Will Be Doing:

  • Assist with the monthly financial analysis with an emphasis on identifying trends, variances, and opportunities for improved profitability; communicate all results to Division Vice Presidents and the Executive team
  • Support with the preparation and presentation of monthly P&L review meetings with Division Vice Presidents and other key stakeholders
  • Work in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and other senior managers to assist and learn the procedures for the annual budgeting and periodic forecasting process including: maintenance of various models and templates and leading budget meetings with division leaders
  • Develop reports to assist in financial analysis, drive margin improvement, and solve mysteries. Report buildout will include use of SQL & Tableau, but existing knowledge is not a requirement. Fooda will provide training: This is a great opportunity to learn a highly in demand skill.
  • Prepare, improve and automate various reporting including but not limited to: Fooda's monthly management package, quarterly board deck, and investor package
  • Assist in maintenance of Fooda's investor model in support of venture capital raise / other transactions
  • Work in collaboration with the Accounting and Finance Department to assist with month endclose tasks as needed
  • Aid in the development or modification of various financial models to assess the viability of new business lines or other proposed business initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned. Fooda is an all-hands-on-deck, fast changing business!What You Should Already Have:
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field
    • 1-4 years experience in a similar role or field including: corporate finance, data science / business analytics, consulting, investment banking / private equity
    • Thorough understanding of core finance and accounting principles. Demonstrable academic curiosity and/or achievement in this area is a plus
    • MS Excel Skills including: usage of data lookups, validation techniques and analysis debugging
    • Desire and acumen to learn Tableau report writing and SQL (Fooda will provide training. Prior experience not required)
    • Pro-active self-starter with a history of seeing projects through to completion and managing assigned tasks
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on accuracy and brevity
    • Fooda is a venture-backed, growth-stage company. This makes (in our opinion) for a more fun, rewarding, and intellectually stimulating work environment but can also lead to challenging work and shifting priorities at times. The successful candidate will be unusually motivated, have a strong work-ethic and possess a can-do, whatever it takes, attitude.What We'll Hook You Up With:
      • Competitive market salary and stock options, based on experience
      • Unlimited vacation
      • Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
      • 401k retirement plan with company match
      • Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
      • Flexible spending accounts
      • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience
      • Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and plenty of food and beverages in the office!Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. No phone calls or recruiters please.

Keywords: Fooda, Chicago , Financial Analyst, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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