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Operations Strategy Finance Manager


Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm, Inc. proudly includes Affirm, PayBright, and Returnly. 

Affirm aims to provide better financial products to improve the lives of consumers. We are looking for an Operations Strategy Finance Manager to support the operations organization in scaling product offering and expansion in existing and new geographies. The ideal candidates will have a proven eye for business and judgment with the ability to drive key results in an environment with conflicting priorities. This role requires a strong background in financial and operations modeling and exceptional communication/presentation skills.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the financial management function within Operations, ensuring the organization is meeting all applicable metrics
  • Be responsible for all the metrics vital to the success of Affirm operations
  • Build and maintain a robust and granular Operations Expansion model to monitor cost actuals versus budget and versus forecast
  • Develop annual budget in collaboration with cost center owners and corporate finance
  • Oversee current and future expenses accurately, forecast operating cost and financial metrics
  • Critically evaluate the need for all expenses, and seek opportunities for savings and underfunded programs
  • Thoroughly evaluate the soundness of savings and financial justification calculation developed outside this unit.
  • Conduct root cause analyses on missed metrics and report findings across various levels of the organization
  • Identify outliers and report root cause to workstream owners to apply corrective actions and follow up on results
  • Conduct analyses to surface key insights into operations

What We Look For:

  • 5+ years of experience in financial analysis, planning and strategy in an Operations organization with high levels of operational complexities
  • Highly proficient in Excel and Google Sheets; experience in SQL
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related fields (i.e. Economics, Finance, Engineering, Math, Statistics, Computer Science)
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving skills and strategic mindset
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and achieve desired outcomes
  • Strong communications skills and ability to explain models, analysis, plans etc. in a succinct and easily digestible manner to all audience types

Location – Remote Canada

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia.  Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.

All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account. 

[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here.

If you got this far, we hope you’re feeling excited about this role. Even if you don’t feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We’re eager to meet people who believe in Affirm’s mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2021 DEI Report.

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