The Financial Analyst serves as a business partner to Polco’s C-Suite and Vice Presidents, providing expertise to measure Polco’s financial performance and maintain various forecasts and scenario plans at the company level This role also assists in financial modeling support to key functional areas across the organization including sales and marketing forecasts. Finally, Polco’s financial analyst conducts analysis to assess short and long term range goals, including hitting key fundraising milestones, using generally accepted financial and accounting principles, theories and concepts.

About Polco

Headquartered in Middleton, WI and Boulder, CO, Polco is a public engagement technology startup specializing in community surveys and civic engagement services for local governments and other public-sector clients across the US. Polco is the only community engagement provider with a robust in-house survey science and public sector experts within its National Research Center (NRC). Polco is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its staff and clientele.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Partner with leadership to drive Polco’s growth as a venture-backed startup

  • Maintain financial and operational metrics to evaluate and direct business performance; analyze operational and financial data to develop profit improvement recommendations

  • Evaluate capital investment proposals including financial returns and sensitivities to key assumptions

  • Develop key performance metrics that succinctly measure performance and project future results 

  • Execute monthly variance analysis on individual operating unit’s performance, including multiple KPI’s

  • Effectively interface with leaders to understand, and report upon key financial trends, challenges opportunities and forecast implications

  • Extensive coordination with Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience: provide most current view of expected business performance, perform financial modeling through cash flows


What you Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field 3+ years’ related experience

  • Working knowledge of planning and modeling software (bonus points if you’ve used Jirav)

  • Exceptional planning and organization skills

  • High attention to detail, critical thinker

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Communicate complex financial analysis to all levels of the organization and externally Work with little direction to complete projects timely and accurately

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; effectively converse with all levels of the company 

  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite/Google Workspace; Advanced skills in Excel/Sheets

  • Professional integrity and accountability

  • Work in fast-paced, collaborative environment

Preferred Experiences

  • Experience at or knowledge of venture-backed startups

Why Work With Us?

  • The excitement of being on the ground floor of a startup

  • Exceptional benefits package including dental, medical, & vision coverage flexible work hours, remote working & generous paid time off

  • Vanguard IRA with up to 3% company match of employee contribution

  • A home-office/tech allowance on-hire and renewing bi-annually

  • A professional development allowance