Retail FP&A and Strategic Finance Associate


April 9, 2021

San Francisco, CA, US

We are looking for an Associate to join our Finance team. You will be joining as an early team member on a growing team, with the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on a fast-growing startup. In this role, you will be a key business partner providing financial support to the executive team. This includes supporting budgeting and forecasting, monthly and quarterly business review processes, board and investor materials, and other financial analyses in partnership with key cross functional stakeholders.
As an Associate, you have both strong attention to detail and the ability to consider the big picture to drive strategic and investment recommendations. You are highly analytical and a clear, confident communicator.
    • Manage monthly, quarterly and annual Retail Revenue forecast leveraging cross-functional partnerships with:
      • Retail Business Development and Partnerships teams, Pickup Retail team and BizOps
    • Support Retail BD teams on contract negotiations. Provide analytical decision support for new contract negotiations and existing contract renewals
    • Support the CAO's month-end close process with variance analysis and forecasting updates
    • Partner cross-functionally to drive annual budgeting process, strategic decisions and initiative prioritization
    • Partner with StratFin and BizOps leads to generate monthly and quarterly performance and forecast reviews, board meeting and investor presentations, and other financial review presentations
    • Prepare insightful analytics for cross functional leadership team; identify areas of opportunity to help develop Instacart's strategic direction
    • Develop, monitor, and drive deeper understanding of our Retail KPIs across the company. Identify opportunities to improve existing reporting processes and key metrics tracking
    • Support long range strategic planning
    • Ad hoc financial modeling and analysis
  • Key Initial Projects will include:
    • Roll out and improve Key KPI BvA reporting monthly and weekly snapshots
    • Partner with Growth and Marketing teams to measure and track Retail Partnership marketing spend
    • Assist with the design and implementation BU P&Ls

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Math, Economics, Finance, Business or other related field
  • 3-5 years work experience in a relevant field with demonstrated financial acumen and a track record of leveraging data for business impact.
  • Experience in investment banking, equity research, private equity or FP&A / Strategic Finance at high-growth technology company preferred
  • Highly proficient in advanced Excel with strong attention to detail
  • Intermediate SQL knowledge is required
  • Ability to use data to identify and quantify opportunities for growth or profitability improvement
  • Strong communication skills and comfort working with internal stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • A self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work in a rapidly changing environment