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Senior Financial Analyst

Boston, MA

Job Description

Wayfair Finance is looking for a driven, motivated Senior Financial Analyst to support the Financial Planning and Analysis group (FP&A). The Analyst will help drive value by enabling the best business decisions through literacy of the organization, mastery of the P&L, and financial and quantitative analysis. Specifically, the analyst will provide decision support and forward-looking business and operational planning; financial, quantitative, and business modeling and analysis; and business performance measurement. The successful candidate will be a proactive self-starter with excellent analytical and communication skills.

Sample day-to-day questions for this role include:

  • Can you forecast the next 5 quarters of operating expenses, and will we see YoY leverage? What are the risks and opportunities behind that outlook?
  • What drove gross margin fluctuations from the forecast?
  • Based on current growth forecasts, what will our headcount need to be, and how does that impact the bottom line?
  • Can you determine why there is a variance between last week’s report and this week’s report?


  • Provide day to day financial analysis, modeling, and other support for the entire company working closely with all business lines, global operations, accounting, and other teams as necessary.
  • Influence decision making through analysis and modeling to ensure business partners meet the financial objectives of the organization.
  • Ability to ‘tell the story’ and drive insightful analytics and financial reviews
  • Query large amounts of disparate data, consolidate, and summarize results for management
  • Participate in forecasting and variance analysis processes, including review of monthly actual results. Identify and communicate risks and opportunities associated with the forecast.
  • Review and understand financial performance against forecasts via regular meetings with budget holders and report findings back to management.
  • Present business reviews covering financial and non-financial metrics, including performance against stated objectives.
  • Support departmental need for ad-hoc analysis, reporting, and presentations, including quarterly reporting, business reviews, and management presentations.
  • In addition to these responsibilities, the position will be working with others across the business on ad hoc analysis projects.


  • Demonstrated excellence in financial and quantitative analysis
  • Expert in MS Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Experience or interest in eCommerce, retail, or related industries a plus
  • SQL experience a plus
  • Fast-learner, self-starter and team player

Work Experience and Education Guidelines

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related is required (exceptions made only for those with strong consulting or investment banking experience)
  • Minimum two to three years in an analytical role, with emphasis in financial planning and analysis (Consulting, Banking, Investing, FP&A, Business Planning experience strongly preferred)


Requisition ID: 20501