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FP&A Analyst

Company: Surfline\Wavetrak, Inc.
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Millions of people around the world depend on Surfline Wavetrak's products to enrich their experiences in and around the ocean. For 35 years, our company has connected people with the ocean. Starting with surfers and expanding to offshore cruisers, anglers and a myriad of other boating, fishing and surfing enthusiasts, we've made it our mission to deliver peak maritime experiences. We provide those who work and play in the ocean with all the advanced tools, personalized insights and immersive content to make their lives better -- supplying them with the information they need to make smarter decisions, seek out new experiences and gain valuable knowledge.

At Surfline Wavetrak, we do great work from anywhere. This ranges from our headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA, to across the globe. This position is eligible to be based from a variety of locations, including full-time remote.


The purpose of the finance team is to create economic value for Surfline to fuel innovation. As an FP&A Analyst you'll work collaboratively with stakeholders in all departments and at all levels of the organization to reveal opportunity, manage risk, and optimize investment. You'll develop bottoms-up budgets based on assumptions that are unique to each department, carry the budgeting process through reforecasts and monthly roll forwards, and prepare financial reporting. The right person for this role is a critical thinker with a strong foundation in corporate FP&A.

What You'll Do:
Support finance leadership in preparing the company's annual budget, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
Own the monthly roll forward of annual budget vs. actuals and prepare financial reporting that supports both internal and external stakeholders.
Develop and enhance financial models and decision-making tools, leveraging automation wherever possible.
Build and maintain high-level knowledge across all business areas by staying current on initiatives, challenges and opportunities across the business.
Develop an understanding of critical business performance drivers.
Aggregate disparate forms of data to drive tangible results and long-lasting impact.
Apply business judgment and financial insights to assist with decision making related to new initiatives, products, and business opportunities.
Work closely with accounting and BI to provide input on management reporting needs and better understand our data.
Collaborate with internal teams to execute acquisition integration activities and continuous changes in business and organizational structure.
Assist with other special projects, including system implementations and standardization efforts.

What We're Looking For:
2+ years in an analytical and data-driven role such as FP&A, investment banking, consulting, or finance & strategy.
Excellent analytical ability, problem solving and financial modeling skills.
Ability to analyze and process high volumes of information and prepare meaningful management reporting.
Ability to build trust and credibility with business partners and key finance and operations stakeholders.
Sense of urgency and a bias for action.
A keen sense of curiosity and resourcefulness.
Comfort with ambiguity.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Expert proficiency with MS Excel and Powerpoint.

You May Also Have:
Experience with SQL or other coding fundamentals.
Experience with BI tools such as Periscope or Tableau.
Digital media or subscription business experience.
Passion for ocean-going activities.

Inclusion at Surfline Wavetrak:

Surfline Wavetrak believes the ocean is for everyone, that the magic of riding waves should be shared by all, and diversity and inclusion must be reflected in everything we do. In fact, the company is committed to making surfing a more inclusive culture, lifestyle, and community.

We are dedicated to bringing people together across the globe, and we champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity. Surfline Wavetrak recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, and any other protected status.

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Keywords: Surfline\Wavetrak, Inc., Huntington Beach , FP&A Analyst, Professions , Huntington Beach, California

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