Senior Financial Business Analyst/FP&A - Marketing

We are looking for an experienced and skilled Senior Financial Business Analyst to work with the US Director of Finance on all reporting and analysis topics, with a focus on Marketing. 

About Babbel:

At Babbel, we believe that everyone should have the chance to learn a new language. Our products are available worldwide across multiple platforms and support those who take joy in learning outside of work or school. Millions of users are benefiting from 9,000+ hours of language content created by Babbel's team of in-house language experts. Our professionally-designed courses are available for 14 languages via the Babbel website as well as on mobile devices, podcasts, and in live virtual classes through our new Babbel Live product.
Babbel has just been named a 2023 “Most Innovative Company” by Fast Company and has been recognized on the GSV EdTech 150 list for multiple years. Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown to become the market leader in app-based and virtual-class language learning. More than 750 team members from 70 countries share in Babbel's purpose of creating mutual understanding through language.
Babbel is headquartered in Berlin and has an office in New York City, where this position is based. We have a flexible and hybrid work environment with 2 days/week required in our NYC office.

About the Role:

This role gives you the opportunity to flex your analysis and reporting muscles to help our business function more efficiently and profitably. The day-to-day responsibilities will focus on working with both the US-based and Berlin-based marketing teams to ensure that they have the financial information and analysis they need to make critical business decisions. Additionally, you will support the greater Finance department in understanding trends in our marketing space and assist the accounting department with cost reporting. You will be instrumental in the month-end reporting package that is distributed internally to the Babbel Leadership Team and externally to Babbel’s shareholders. This role reports to the US Director of Finance.

You will:

  • Understanding Marketing key business drivers.
  • Main point-of-contact for all Marketing costs and KPIs
  • Assisting with budgeting and monthly close and reporting processes.
  • Assisting marketing teams with financial guidance.
  • Developing financial projections and building financial models.
  • Performing research and extensive ad-hoc analysis as required.
  • Compare anticipated and actual results and identify areas of improvement
  • Utilize data analysis to develop strategies for improving operational efficiency
  • Collaborate with internal teams, business stakeholders, and external partners
  • Monitor and report on the progress of business initiatives
  • Communicating ideas and viewpoints to senior management

You have:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in financial planning, analysis, and modeling.
  • Ability to present financial information to a non-financial audience.
  • Experience working with an international team, not required but would be a plus.
  • Working knowledge of financial and marketing strategies.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and G-Suite is a must. Knowledge of SQL and R is a plus.
  • Ability to present financial data using detailed reports and charts.
  • Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP), Workday would be a plus.
  • Demonstrable strategic thinking skills and entrepreneur attitude. The ability to run with the role and grow within this organization.
  • Familiarity with IFRS is a plus

Benefits

  • Working at an international start-up with a strong sense of mission
  • Bonus eligible and generous 401K matching
  • Responsibility from day one; you can make an impact!
  • Strong skill and career development, working closely with the Global Finance Director, CFO, CEO, Marketing SVP and other team leaders
  • 20 PTO days every year with additional tenure-based days after 2 years
  • 3 Weeks of remote "work from anywhere"

Salary Information:

  • In New York City, the reasonable annualized full-time base salary for this role is $90,000 - $110,000; placement within this range will vary based on several factors including, but not limited to experience, education, licensure/certifications, training and skill level.

Babbel is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Babbel was named a 2023 “Most Innovative Company” by Fast Company Magazine, ranking #4 in the education category.

#LifeAtBabbel
  • A “learning company” culture including personalized learning opportunities ranging from lunch & learns to classes, conferences, networking groups, and more
  • Every employee has an impact – we do things that matter, and our work helps transforms millions of lives
  • Diversity isn’t just part of the Babbel mindset – it’s a strategic advantage
  • 3 weeks vacation + 2 weeks of company holidays
  • Generous 401k match
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance; FSA and commuter benefits
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave + 8 weeks flexible return schedule
  • Citibike subscription
  • Stocked kitchen and happy hours
  • On-site gym, bicycle room, and roof-deck
  • Office close to Grand Central Terminal and most major subway lines

The Babbel Story


In 2007 we didn't enter the online language learning market -- we started it.

Since then, one challenge drives us: Everyone learning languages. Why? Because we understand the power of language. How it builds confidence, connects people, solves real-life problems, and opens doors.

From the humble beginning of four entrepreneurs working on a side hustle, we made Babbel into the world’s top-grossing language-learning app with millions of paying subscribers. Fast Company awarded us “The world’s most innovative education company.”

Being first was just the beginning. Today, we’re not only a part of the online language learning market - we lead it. Join us and help us stay there.