Financial Analyst - FP&A

  • Ancestry
  • Aug 30, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:
When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

Ancestry’s FP&A organization is looking for a Financial Analyst to join the team.  The position will be responsible for a wide range of projects in support of business decisions and management reporting requirements for Senior Management. In this role, you will analyze financial data, compile reports and prepare recommendations to management. You will participate in developing forecasts, creating budget comparisons and other financial reports.  The key candidate will have well-established financial modeling skills, a firm understanding of finance and accounting concepts, superb analytical abilities and excellent business partnering skills.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide financial analysis that is necessary to drive growth and operational efficiencies including; month end processing, management review of budget vs. actual results and trend analysis
  • Communicate financial and accounting information and trends to the senior leadership team to ensure that real-time business decisions can be made based on sound financial data
  • Partner with accounting to ensure that expenses are recorded accurately
  • Drive continual process improvements
  • Ad-hoc analysis as required

  • Who You Are:

  • BS required. Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
  • Experience with investment banking or investor relations strongly preferred
  • 1-3 years of financial analysis and forecasting experience
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with IBM Planning Analytics/TM1 or comparable technology
  • Strong analytic and accounting skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills

  • For information on our benefits, please visit our website at

    Additional Information:
    Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  

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