We acknowledge that Bench headquarters is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
We're a committed and talented group of diverse people working hard to solve a real, universal problem for millions of entrepreneurs: businesses need to understand their financial performance, but for many smaller ones, this means a trade-off between doing their books and running their businesses. Bench solves this dilemma by taking bookkeeping off of their hands. We've paired smart humans with incredibly powerful software to develop the fastest, most efficient bookkeeping service in history. This lets us provide monthly and yearly financials at an incredibly accessible price, giving business owners the time, confidence, and knowledge they need to be successful.
Bench is growing fast. Recently, we've onboarded our 9000th client and our 500th employee. We have a clear, funded path to profitability, and a roadmap that we believe will rapidly accelerate the trajectory of our business. We're looking for the brightest minds who love solving tough problems to join us on this incredible journey, in pursuit of bringing financial mastery to our clients.
What does the Finance department look like?
We're a close-knit team of scrappy, driven folks that is committed to making sure Bench has what it needs to succeed. From accounting, treasury and legal, to strategy, financial planning and analysis, we have a broad portfolio that lets us engage with every part of the business. We enjoy solving problems together through open communication and collaboration while respecting each other's ideas.
As a Financial Analyst on the team, you will play a key role in business-wide reporting and working daily with financial models to keep the business informed, develop insights and help us make great decisions. With new and novel problems every day, our Finance team can provide you with a wealth of real business experience you're not going to get at a larger company.
We're not going to sugarcoat it-there will be some boring stuff (shout out to revenue reconciliations!) and there will be difficult challenges, but that's balanced with the opportunity to learn new things every day, help build a world-class business. Come jump into the deep end with us - it'll be the most valuable experience you can get.
What you'll be getting up to:
Maintaining a complex financial model to help assess and predict business unit performance
Build and communicate reporting on budget vs actual performance
Analyze problems and help understand their impact on business performance
Work with large data sets to summarize and analyze results
Reconcile and report revenue data
To be successful in this role, you'll need to have:
1-3 years of experience in accounting, finance consulting, strategy, business intelligence or a related field
Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or other quantitative fields
Exceptional analytical skills and intuition
Comfort working with quantitative and qualitative data
Experience building financial models
Excellent Excel / Google Sheets skills; experience with BI tools and SQL; Tableau experience a plus
It could be an even better fit if you:
A nose for value:You can take a big-picture perspective to identify and stay focused on what's most important.
Systems thinker: Everything is connected. You can pick apart a problem or operation and understand what each piece does.
Intellectual curiosity:It's not enough for you to know the what - you want to know the why. You are energized by challenging problems and are persistent/resourceful in your efforts to solve them.
Startup hustle: You are highly motivated, proactive, comfortable with change and ambiguity. You have a humble, team-player attitude paired with grit, and are ready to pitch in wherever you are needed most.
The extra details:
This is a full-time permanent position because we want to spend lots of time with your wonderful self!
This position offers an annual salary, stock options, and an extended benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision.
Our office has gone fully remote! We'll set you up with everything you need to work from home, from day one.
We believe that unchecked biases disproportionately impact the most marginalized people in society-including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or other marginalized communities because we believe that without you, we are all less. At Bench, we don't stand for tokenism. We stand for representation.