: Sr. Data Analyst

Forward Financing has been one of the fastest-growing Fintech companies in Boston for the past three years, as recognized by Boston Business Journal, Inc. Magazine, and Deloitte's Fast 500. Our mission is to be the leading provider of alternative financing solutions to under-served small businesses. We accomplish this by investing in our people, our technology, and our customer experience with long-term success in mind. We are proud to be named to Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in 2020.

As a Senior Data Analyst, you will play an important role in harnessing the Companys data to provide valuable insights that will be used to enhance operations and business results across all groups. You will report to the Manager of Analytics and Business Intelligence.

In this role you will:

  • Assist in optimizing all processes related to the Companys data; this includes the collection, assessment, management, analysis and presentation of data in a way that adds strategic value to the organization.
  • Develop expertise in maintaining and navigating the Companys internal databases (including Salesforce).
  • Work within Tableau to develop customized dashboards and visual analysis for key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with various Departments to identify and outline specific data needs and requirements.
  • Assist with the Companys data science efforts.

About You:

  • Passionate: You love what you do, and you have a positive attitude. You care about your teammates and the results of your work while demonstrating humility.
  • Coachable: Open to feedback and continual professional improvement.  Flexible and adaptable.
  • Communicator: Speaks and writes clearly and articulately and likes to build strong relationships. Openly listens to learn and shows appreciation for other points of view.
  • High Standards:  Quality orientation. Follow through on commitments.  A doer who gets things done.
  • Efficient: Producing significant output with minimal wasted effort, organized planning and prioritization.
  • Proactive: Self-starter who appropriately tackles problems and gets stuff done without the need for constant oversight. Continually seeks additional responsibilities while asking for, and acting on, feedback.
  • Collaborative:  Approaches work with a people first attitude and is a team player. Able to engage in healthy and helpful conflict.
  • Emotional Intelligence: high degree of self-awareness. Handles interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.  Exercises good judgement while under pressure.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.).
  • 3+ years of experience in an analytics role.
  • Ability to perform complex joins and transformations on data using SQL.
  • Experience building data visualizations with Tableau.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (vlookup, index/match, pivot tables, calculations).
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Bonus: Experience using DBT, Git, Python and R.

About Us: 

Forward Financing is a Boston-based financial technology company that provides fast, flexible, and reliable capital to small businesses nationwide. By combining proprietary technology with a team of small business financing experts, Forward Financing delivers same day funding with the speed and simplicity business owners need to succeed and grow.

Since 2012, Forward Financing has provided over $750 million in financing to more than 20,000 small businesses. Consistently recognized as an industry leader, the company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and receives top ratings across all major customer review platforms. Since 2017, Forward Financing has been named by Inc. Magazine and the Boston Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies in Massachusetts.  

We are a diverse and driven group of over 90 people, located in the heart of Bostons Financial District. Our employees come to work knowing they are helping thousands of small businesses while advancing their own careers. If this sounds like something youd like to be a part of, learn more at www.forwardfinancing.com

Compensation:

At Forward Financing, we believe that if our company succeeds, all of our employees succeed too.  We offer a competitive compensation package for highly qualified candidates that are extremely motivated, have a positive attitude, and are able to ramp up quickly.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and commuter benefits along with gym reimbursement, 401K, paid volunteering days and a matching gift program.   

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