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Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst

Full-Time | San Francisco Bay Area | United States

Location: Santa Clara or San Francisco


Upwork ($UPWK) is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.7 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses to get more done and helping professionals break free of traditional time and place boundaries and work anytime, anywhere on projects they love. At Upwork, you'll help build on this momentum. Together, we'll create economic and social value on a global scale, providing a trusted online workplace for businesses to connect with extraordinary talent and work without limits. 


Upwork is looking for a Financial Analyst to help make sound financial decisions. Your work will include but is not limited to cross functional business partnering, modeling business scenarios, tracking performance measurements and guiding the company on strategic decision making.


You are a highly motivated team player, have excellent attention to detail, can work cross functionally in a team environment, as well as independently. The person will partner with individual department heads to understand historical and future spending and will be involved with the company’s P&L forecasting and reporting process, monthly close processes and internal reporting.

What you will do:

  • Serve as a business partner to the Marketing organization and handle departmental headcount, budget, accrual management and development and tracking of meaningful KPI’s to measure efficiencies and return on investment analysis 
  • Perform financial forecasting, reporting and operational metric tracking
  • Analyze financial data to build models for decision support and guidance 
  • Perform variance analysis, identify trends and make recommendations to the business
  • Identify and drive operational improvements, creation of ad-hoc reports and dashboard

What would make you an excellent fit:

  • 2+ years of experience in a finance related role
  • Excellent communication and internal personal skills
  • Modeling, reporting and presentation skills (Adaptive Insights, Excel, G-suite experience a plus)
  • Critical thinker with sound business judgement


Come change how the world works.


At Upwork you’ll help shape the future of work. From our offices in San Francisco, Mountain View and Chicago, together we’re creating exciting new opportunities for a world of professionals. You’ll be part of a vibrant culture built on shared values: Inspire a boundless future of work, Put our community first, Have a bias towards action, and Build amazing teams. Along the way you’ll have fun and enjoy the perks of a people-first company: Work from Home Wednesday's, daily breakfast and lunch, regular in-office happy hours, top-notch benefits … and more. Check out Upwork’s spotlight on The Muse for a glimpse of our daily work/life balance.


Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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