Business Analyst

Business Analyst - Acorns
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution.
Acorns is actively seeking a highly-motivated, detail-oriented, and driven Business Analyst. The Business Analyst position will reside in the Business Analytics group, which serves as the central analytics team for the company. The team is responsible for using analytics and structured problem solving to identify opportunities for growth, as well as identifying and executing operational improvements.
You will work across a broad range of functional teams (Executive, Finance, Technology, Marketing, Sales, and Business Development) and will play a key role in shaping the strategic direction of the company.
Job Description:
Work independently or as a member of a small team to conduct rigorous, fact-based research to advise senior management on critical business decisions
Assist management with definition, documentation, and implementation of business processes
Utilize SQL and Excel to analyze and present data in a way that helps frame objective discussions both internally and externally
Augment and develop data reporting tools that automate and streamline business intelligence processes
Provide operational analytics support for strategic business initiatives and business process improvement as directed by management
Share key findings to Stakeholders throughout the organization
Deliver work that meets high standards of quality, accuracy, and relevance
Other strategic and analytical projects as directed by management
Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, or other quantitative field
3-5 years of work experience/internships in a challenging analytical role, preferably in management consulting, corporate strategy, investment banking, or marketing analytics. Prior start up experience is great, but must be in an analytical function
Strong intellectual curiosity and love of problem solving. Highly motivated to solve challenging business problems, and have a direct impact on significant business decisions
Comfort performing analyses to distill and draw out insights from complex data sources with SQL and Excel; Experience with statistical analysis is a plus
Ability to work at a fast pace and under pressure in an entrepreneurial environment.
Experience managing demanding deadlines, changing requirements, and working with limited resources or information
High tolerance for ambiguity; ability to prioritize and multi-task independently
Intermediate to Advanced level of SQL, MS Excel (e.g. logical statements, v/hlookups, sumifs, etc.) and PowerPoint/Keynote skills
Impeccable integrity, work ethic and commitment, positive "can-do" attitude
Perks:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches and an endless supply of snacks
Stumptown cold brew coffee for the fearless
Beautiful, chill office space with graffiti art
Shiny, new MacBooks and iMacs
Daily meditation break
Corporate gym access
Cool, smart people and strong sense of community
About Acorns:
Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change? into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden, Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.
Mission:
With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.
Values:
Lead with heart
Make bold decisions
Always build trust
Never stop growing
Advance our society

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