Senior Financial Analyst, Retail FP&A (Remote, Americas)

United States
23 Sep 2021
07 Oct 2021
About the role:

Finance's mission is to help support Shopify's growth over the long-term and ensure we achieve our objective of making commerce better for everyone. We are trusted advisors and growth partners to the business, always striving to learn, provide insights, solve complex problems and contribute positive impact. Finance also plays an important role at the strategic planning table and helps influence the future direction of Shopify.

Our Financial Planning & Analysis team is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to provide financial leadership for our Retail Point-of-Sale Product Line, which lets merchants leverage one powerful platform to accelerate their omnichannel capabilities to sell both online and in person. If you thrive in a rapidly scaling environment, are innately curious and enjoy working within a high performing team, then tell us how your experience makes you a great fit here.

  • Participating in cadenced reporting, and assisting in the preparation of budgets, forecasts, financial models, and business cases. Supporting monthly P&L and operational metric forecasts
  • Developing actionable management reporting, dashboards, KPIs, and overseeing monthly variance analysis and operating reviews to track business success
  • Working with Shopify business leaders to support the development of the annual investment plan, monthly forecasts, and review of business performance
  • Owning ongoing model development and business casing to evaluate growth initiatives, product launches, and overall business line performance
  • Partnering with data science, business operations, commercial, product teams, and Product Line leadership to analyze business drivers, identify areas of opportunity and risk, and drive improvements to our unit economics
  • Communicating performance throughout the organization, including providing guidance and actionable recommendations


  • ​​​​​Strong business planning and financial modeling skills including expert proficiency in Excel, Google Sheets and significant experience in other data analysis and dashboarding tools (e.g., Mode, Tableau)
  • Experience creating investment business cases in a fast-growth business
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, and business partnering expertise
  • Ability to execute independently and engage with cross functional team members
  • A growth mindset, a builder's mentality and a proven history of effective execution
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-moving, ambiguous work environment and to navigate through change
  • Track record of strong performance in management consulting, investment banking, accounting, FP&A, or a related field
  • Experience in retail, payments, tech or other SaaS-based business models

Don't forget to add a Cover Letter, we love a good story! We are looking forward to learning more about you and your interest in joining our team.

This posting will close on Wednesday, Oct 6th at 11:59 pm EST. Successful candidates can expect to hear back by Wednesday, Oct 20th at 5 PM EST. We are looking forward to learning more about you and your interest in joining our team.

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify's commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we're looking for, please consider applying.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
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