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Better // digital mortgage
New York    Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019
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Were one of the fastest growing homeownership companies in America. Why? Because were building a better way to get home & our customers love it. By combining smarter technology with an award-winning team of mortgage experts, were making homeownership so simple it feels magical.

So far, weve:

  • Helped more than 10,000 families get home
  • Financed over $2B in loans
  • Saved families an average of $32,000 in fees over the life of their loans
  • Grew our geographic coverage to 35 states, up from 15 states from a year ago

And were not slowing down. We continue to outpace the rest of the industry at every turn.

Our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech & finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, IA Ventures, Ally Bank, American Express, & others have invested over $85MM in Better & our vision of making homeownership magical.

A Better opportunity:

Better is growing rapidly & looking for a Director, FP&A to partner with our Vice President, Financial Strategy & Investor Relations to provide overall leadership to the team & plan, coordinate & manage the financial planning processes which includes priority setting & ensuring the timeliness, accuracy & integrity of financial plans & analysis of variance. This is a highly visible & key role in providing critical financial & strategic consultation to leaders across the organization. This position will design & drive financial planning processes; quarterly & annual budgets, rolling forecasts, & long-term planning. This role is also responsible for delivering analytics & business support to enable informed decision making by executive staff, as well as presentation materials to be shared with senior leaders & external audiences.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead Betters long-range, quarterly, annual & monthly forecasting process, including the development of corporate targets & analysis of variances
  • Establish & execute a robust budget & forecast process through working with key operators across the firm
  • Continuously update, analyze & improve the financial model driving Betters forecasts
  • Build out dashboards & scalable reports to monitor & review business results & KPIs, including analysis of trends & variances to budgeted results
  • Understand & highlight key performance indicators & drivers of change within the financial results & present findings across the firm
  • Assist in the creation & review of presentations & financial analyses presented to senior management, board of directors & investors; participate in meetings & calls with these audiences
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to evaluate strategic initiatives & associated financial impacts & help to incorporate into financial plans
  • Create & enhance documentation of all FP&A processes & ensure the FP&A team has the appropriate tools & technology in place to support its mission
  • Assist with ad-hoc analyses & strategic projects determined by the needs of executive team
  • Engage with & build communication across teams

About You:

  • You have 6+ years of professional experience in FP&A
  • You have a high proficiency in financial analysis methods & concepts & strong ability to prepare forecasts & perform variance & other analyses
  • You have strong financial modeling & presentation deck development skills
  • You have excellent communication & relationship-building skills
  • You are leadership minded, highly adaptable, & able to thrive in ambiguous or uncertain environments
  • You are able to think creatively on a macro & micro level
  • You are humble, highly driven & detail-oriented
  • You are passionate about blending technology & finance
  • Knowledge of SQL & Tableau is a plus
  • BA / BS degree; major in finance, economics, accounting or mathematics preferred

Things we value:

  • Curiosity. Why? How? Repeat.
  • Nerdiness. Financial news & trends are fascinating. Seriously.
  • Relentlessness. No one here gives up. We try. We fail. We try again.
  • Passion. If you dont get excited about homeownership, mortgages, & real estate, it simply wont work.
  • Smarts: book & street. We have to use all the tools at our disposal to build Better.
  • Empathy & Compassion. You understand that people's biggest dreams are in your hands.
  • Communication. Can you ask for help or put your hand up when you dont understand?
  • Building. Doing. Making. Yes, we have to do a lot of thinking & talking to figure this stuff out, but you cant wait to leave the conversation & build it.
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