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Finance Systems Analyst

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Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, and digital transformation. Nearly 200 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation. For more information, visit https://www.alation.com/

We are seeking a Finance Systems SME to build our reporting capabilities and finance applications to power our FP&A and accounting reporting. In this role, you will work closely with the CFO, WW Controller, and Chief Data Office team to empower insights into finance budgeting and modeling and financial metrics.


  • Design and configure Quickbooks, Planful budgeting and SaasOptics revenue applications for financial analytics and reporting
  • Build and improve financial data for revenue and financial planning life cycle
  • Build and maintain secure, scalable, accurate, and timely reporting systems
  • Build and launch new data models that provide intuitive analytics for FP&A
  • Implement tools that help your data customers to extract, analyze, and visualize data faster
  • Evaluate new technologies and build prototypes for continuous improvements in FP&A, revenue, A/P, and A/R


  • 3+ years finance systems experience (Quickbooks, SaasOptics, Planful recommended)
  • Accounting ERP implementation experience required (i.e. Netsuite)
  • Experience in financial data reporting, revenue lifecycle, and accounting processes
  • Experience of 5 years SQL mastery and finance application configuration techniques
  • Revenue experience with SaaS products and services
  • Financial budgeting and modeling experience with Budgeting software
  • Bachelor's or Master's in Accounting or related field

You're a great fit if you are:

  • Curious - Are energized by learning new techniques and tools
  • A clear thinker - Can weigh tradeoffs, communicate complex ideas, and have precision about what you know and don't know
  • A fast learner - Can integrate and apply new concepts quickly
  • An owner - Take pride in your work and responsibility for getting the details right, even when no one's looking

Alation at a glance

Custom data solutions to help make sense and leverage your data

Alation focuses on Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Big Data. Their company has offices in Redwood City. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Alation has raised $82M of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2019.

You can view their website at http://alation.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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