Finance Analyst, People & Opex

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We’re looking for a great analytical mindset and data-savvy individual to join our Finance team. This person will help us shape a world class Finance function while contributing to empower decision making by providing timely and accurate financial data.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Maths, Engineering or other quantitative discipline
  • 2-4 years of experience primarily in an analytical finance or strategy role
  • Expertise or strong desire to learn SQL and in general, using programming as a tool to scale and solve problems
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity for understanding business drivers and answering hard problems with data
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills, with associated modeling experience
  • Ability to go into the details to perform analysis and identify/develop scalable solutions to improve day-to-day operations
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, ability to recognize problems and find solutions autonomously
  • Technology/Travel industry experience is an asset

  • About the jobHopper is an insight driven organization and nobody at the company is passionate about numbers like our Finance team. You will possess a sharp analytical mind with impeccable business judgment, who is interested in understanding Hopper’s financial drivers, crafting our long term financial plan and solving complex problems with data. As an Analyst your day-to-day job, whether it’s building financial models or performing an in-depth analysis on a specific people or operating cost topic, will be towards helping our business leaders make sound financial decisions. You will understand business drivers deeply, enabling you to contribute to maximizing return on our investments in our people.  You will not be afraid to go deep into the details, define improvement opportunities and participate in building scalable solutions to be used for reporting purposes. You always ask yourself: “How can we achieve more with less effort?” and work towards that objective. You are also a business driven person, and are excited about solving the unknown like identifying and scoping new services that Finance can build.

Responsibilities

  • Ownership of the financial planning and reporting for people and opex costs (~$150m p.a.), creating, updating and maintaining financial models and forecasts
  • Perform analysis of operational drivers to craft our long term strategic plan
  • Help Hopper make better people-related decisions through data and deep understanding of financial trade-offs, working alongside the wider finance team, people analytics and people ops
  • Production and automation of reporting delivering insight to leaders
  • Work on Finance related optimization initiatives and automation
  • Thought leadership on people investments & analysis
  • Learn or improve your coding to be able to access, manage and gain insights directly from data and maximize automation

Benefits

  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • WeWork All Access Pass / Work-from-home stipend
  • Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
  • Open communication with management and company leadership
  • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact
  • Various other benefits may be available depending on location


Despite the pandemic’s impact on the travel industry, Hopper has emerged stronger than ever. As the travel industry continues to rebound, Hopper has seen its valuation more than double since early 2020, reflecting the strength of our mobile-only marketplace and the value customers are deriving from our proprietary suite of fintech offerings. 
Here are just a few stats that demonstrate our recent growth:
- Hopper’s valuation is now over $3.5B, reflecting the strength of its mobile-only marketplace and value customers are deriving from the company’s proprietary suite of fintech offerings.
- Based on its current run rate, Hopper is pacing towards 330% revenue growth compared to last year, and it has already surpassed its pre-pandemic revenue peak from Q1 2020 by over 100%.
- Hopper has over 60 million downloads, consistently ranks as one of the most downloaded travel apps, and now has a larger air travel market share in North America than it did before the pandemic (source: MIDT). 
- The company is on track to surpass $1.5 billion in travel sales this year, with 40% coming from the hotel and car rental categories. 
- Hopper’s fintech offerings, such as Price Freeze and Rebooking Guarantee, now represent 50% of its revenue. 
- Given the success of its travel fintech, Hopper recently launched a B2B initiative called Hopper Cloud, where any travel provider can unlock a totally unique revenue stream by seamlessly integrating and offering Hopper’s travel fintech. The industry opportunity for Hopper Cloud is enormous as projections estimate that if all travel distribution channels offered travel fintech, it could increase the total consumer spend for the sector by $200 billion annually.
All this recent growth is just the beginning. There are still so many new opportunities we’re excited to tackle in the next year!
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