Finance & Strategy Leader at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Do you believe residents can strengthen their neighborhoods through dialog and collaboration? Are you passionate about using the power of technology to build community? Would you like to join a transformative company and play a meaningful role in crafting its future? If so, we’d love to meet you.

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

Nextdoor is used by millions of members in over 180,000 neighborhoods in the US. Since 2016, we have successfully launched in the Netherlands, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Australia, and we plan to extend our service further internationally in 2019 and beyond. We are based in San Francisco and backed by Silicon Valley’s leading investors.

Job Description

We're looking for a Finance & Strategy Leader who can improve strategic and financial decision making across the company.

You are right for this role if you are passionate about creating value through the delivery of insightful analysis relied upon by the organization to drive impactful business decisions. You enjoy building and fostering strong cross-functional relationships across the business to help the company understand how all the pieces fit together and drive performance. You see the bigger picture, excel at juggling multiple priorities and thrive at going above and beyond. You also exhibit a high attention to detail coupled with strong analytical skills.

Our team’s core value is trust – we build it by making what is complex simple, and we do it by creating analysis that is accurate and easy-to-understand. Business partners appreciate our insight and trust us to help them solve difficult problems.

The Finance & Strategy Leader role will play an integral part in Nextdoor’s success by building and mentoring a high-performing team capable of providing strategic decision support, forecasting, and financial planning & reporting.

Responsibilities:

As a key business partner, you will play a critical role tackling the following responsibilities below:

Strategic Decision Support

We are the analytic advisor to our business partners. Responsibilities will include analytics initiatives such as financial modeling, customer LTV analysis, product/competitive landscape benchmarking, identifying and analyzing relevant business metrics, and other data-driven analysis in support of key business / product decisions.

Forecasting
We use data to predict short-term and long-term trends for making strategic decisions. We have intimate knowledge of the data available and actively mine it from our databases. We build models in Excel to understand complex relationships between variables and analyze variances to drive deeper insights.

Financial Planning & Reporting
We have an intimate understanding of Nextdoor’s business. We gain this by regularly partnering with business functions (e.g. Finance/Accounting, Business Intelligence, Marketing, Products, International, and others) to analyze and report on the financial impact of decisions across the company. We support our business partners to manage their budgets and ensure they have assessed the impact of current and future marketing, product development and other investment initiatives.

Building & Mentoring
We have the opportunity to create a collaborative, responsive and impactful team that the organization relies upon. A successful Finance & Strategy Leader will build and develop the capabilities of the team. Lead by example and go beyond the expected to assure the success of all involved.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or another relevant field
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience with financial modeling (e.g. investment banking, business valuation, corporate finance, consulting)
  • Understanding of the social media, digital advertising or consumer internet industries
  • Experience in building high-performing teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A highly analytical and inquisitive work style with a keen attention to detail -- but also ability to see the big picture
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Proficiency in Excel. Experience with data visualization software such as Tableau a plus
  • A strong passion for Nextdoor’s mission