About Known

Known is a modern marketing company engineered for the unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing marketers today. Known pairs PhD data scientists with award-winning creatives, expert research teams and strategists. Known is anchored by two decades of groundbreaking market research and data science capabilities, which uniquely empower our marketing strategy and acclaimed creative groups, who produce some of the most innovative, cutting-edge creative work in culture. The result? Marketing that is predisposed to succeed and be persistently optimized, directly impacting clients' bottom lines. Our clients span the leading brands in finance, technology, media, CPG, entertainment, real estate and many other categories.  Known is growing and currently has over 425 employees in 6 US cities including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston and New York. Our teams have won multiple Emmys, Clios, Effies, Cannes Lions Awards and ProMax Agency of the Year three times.

The Position

The Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A, is a key member on the finance team and will help to implement systems and processes needed to scale during a period of strong growth across all aspects of the business. The position reports to the Director, FP&A and works closely with the SVP, Finance, CFO and Controllership team and has exposure to all operational aspects of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for creating and maintaining complex financial models to support the budgeting, forecasting and expansion of Known
  • Collaborate with the Controllership team on the preparation of all monthly financial statements and quarterly reporting, including, revenue milestones
  • Reconciliation and investigate month over month variance analysis of forecast to actual results
  • Work with different business partners around the company to understand their roadmaps as well as gain insight and knowledge that could affect forecasts and manage pacing to budget
  • Have data analytic discussions in business review meetings with cross-functional business stakeholders, senior management, and business managers
  • Complete ad hoc financial modeling and analyses, looking for new ways to analyze the business and drive productivity
  • Prepare monthly sales pipeline report and monthly revenue reports by customer
  • Assist with headcount planning and tracking for 400+ employees
  • Assist with the preparation of presentations, including monthly financial/operational reviews, board decks, annual budget, estimates and long-range plans
  • Establish KPIs and reporting to appropriately assess and assist with the allocation of capital and resources to drive highest ROI
  • Utilize Netsuite to automate processes and reporting

Who You Are

  • BS / BA degree, recent MBA or graduate degree is a plus
  • At least [3] years of finance / accounting or related business experience, investment banking experience a plus (technology or media company experience preferred)
  • Deep financial modeling expertise with a knowledge of accounting, corporate finance and US GAAP and experience in preparing complex financial models
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Oracle Netsuite, SAP or other financial systems
  • Highly analytical, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Must be able to synthesize and manipulate copious amounts of raw data into clear and concise reports and analysis.
  • Experience preparing board and executive level strategic, operational, and financial presentations
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of finance, operations and senior management
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Very interested in cross-departmental collaboration
  • Acute attention to detail and a strong sense of ownership
  • Willingness to work as a team and take direction from various positions


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