Financial Analyst, Google Play Ads Job at Google – 4.3 in Chicago, IL

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Mountain View, CA, USA; Austin, TX, USA; Chicago, IL, USA.

Minimum qualifications:
4 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, corporate strategy, management consulting, sales finance, or similar experience

Experience working with analysis and datasets (i.e. SQL)

Preferred qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a quantitative field

Experience diving into data, product logs, and product experiment results to understand and mine insights

Ability to effectively manage and operate with ambiguity in a dynamic environment

Ability to build relationships with cross-functional partners

Excellent business judgment and communication skills

About the job

Financial Analysts ensure that Google makes sound financial decisions. As a Financial Analyst, your work, whether it’s modeling business scenarios or tracking performance metrics, is used by our leaders to make strategic company decisions. Working on multiple projects at a time, you are focused on the details while finding creative ways to take on big picture challenges.

As someone who knows the workings of the core Finance team inside and out, you’ll lead individual projects to transform planning, tracking and control processes. You’ll provide senior level management with insightful recommendations, planning and reporting support.

As a Financial Analyst, you will create the financial insights that make Google Play better, unpacking complex business problems to reveal opportunity. You will work with all parts of the business to go deep into the details and find the facts critical to executive leadership, with a focus on discovering business opportunities and risks.

In this role, you will provide Google Play with insights that help us maximize on the right opportunities, and be well versed in understanding Play as a platform and Ads through your engagement with key business leaders. You’ll use data analysis and storytelling to help drive decision making, utilize sharp financial judgment and acumen in balancing risk and return of investments, and drive sustainable growth for Google Play.

The name Google came from “googol,” a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.


Ensure robust performance and product analytics for Google Play Ads (i.e., unpacking insights and opportunity for further growth)

Influence decision-making through clear and detailed analytical insights, quantify risks, and propose efficient use of resources

Engage in ad-hoc analyses and provide concise communications/recommendations to management

Manage business partnership with executive business leaders and cross product area finance to provide finance point of view on returns and risk

Engage in dialogue with business partners and influence decision-making

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

About the Company

Company: Google – 4.3

Company Location:  Chicago, IL

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