Strategic Finance & Business Operations

San Francisco Finance Full-time

Blend makes the process of getting a loan simpler, faster, and safer. With its digital lending platform, Blend helps financial institutions including Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank increase productivity and deliver exceptional customer experiences. The company processes nearly $2 billion in loans daily, helping millions of consumers gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.

This role in Strategic Finance / Bizops will be an integral part of the Blend finance team. The role will evolve and assume additional responsibilities based on performance, ownership, and ability to interact successfully with the business. This role will help guide financial planning and strategic decision making. The team provides strategic, operational and financial decision support at the corporate, departmental and product level. We are looking for someone who makes confident, fact-based decisions and approaches problems from different perspectives in order to suggest and implement solutions. 

How you'll contribute:

  • Analyze complex data and present findings in a clear manner that drives decision making and outcomes; experience with financial and strategic modeling
  • Create ad-hoc business performance reporting, data analysis, and financial modeling to help key stakeholders make strategic decisions
  • Monitor business metrics to ensure we are tracking to targets, flag when we are at risk of missing plan and understand the causes of changes
  • Conduct variance analysis, identify key drivers, and make recommendations for change
  • Produce regular financial reporting for internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify areas of improvement in process and tools, make recommendations, and drive solution implementation
  • Assist in developing finance and business presentations and related supporting materials for investors, board members, and senior leadership
  • Ensuring data cleanliness and standardization, partner cross-functionally to align definitions of various business metrics  

Who you are:

  • 2+ years of experience at an investment bank, and/or on a corporate strategy, strategic finance, or business analytics team
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with proven success partnering and collaborating across multiple functions
  • Proven ability to think strategically and tackle open-ended problems 
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preference for Business/Finance/Economics/Math/Data Analytics
  • Proficient in Excel with modeling and superior analytical skills
  • Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles
  • Organized, flexible, and easily adaptable to changing conditions
  • Ability to work well in high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with data visualization tools, SQL, Adaptive and Salesforce 
  • Exploratory data analysis tools such as R and Python are a plus

Benefits and Perks:

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Sponsored gym memberships, ClassPass credits, or wellness stipend.
  • Lunch, dinner, snacks, and Pizza Fridays
  • On-site meditation, yoga, and massages
  • Flexible work schedule, with open vacation policy
  • 4 months of paid parental or personal leave
  • Convenient location, with parking programs, and flexible commuter options

Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable law, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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