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Associate Principal, Strategic Finance & Analytics



Accounting & Finance, Data Science
United States
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community You Will Join:

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

The strategic finance and analytics team is at the core of our mission. We focus on driving meaningful impact on the overall trajectory of guest and host growth through close partnership on, and supporting the business with, financial analysis, impact assessment, performance measurement and insights and reporting of large-scale initiatives.

The Difference You Will Make:

As we expand our business, we are seeking a thoughtful, analytical, creative, and passionate individual to lead finance partnerships and collaborate with other analytical teams to drive company-wide insights and reporting. We need a strong leader capable of analyzing various business challenges, designing processes, and influencing teams such as Product, Data Science, Research, Marketing, and Engineering to achieve concrete business outcomes. This is a unique opportunity to work with world-class teams on growth, planning, and strategy daily. You will lead through performance measurement, transforming learnings into actionable insights and driving impact for the business.

A Typical Day:

  • Define metrics and manage performance: Collaborate with cross functional partners to identify metrics that align with business drivers; set team goals; and track progress.
  • Build models to inform the impact of product changes to top and bottom line metrics.
  • Analyze performance data across company-wide initiatives to curate actionable insights, identify opportunities for alignment, and drive strategic decision-making
  • Drive measurement and reporting frameworks across bi-annual releases and company-wide initiatives
  • Lead business reviews at a regular cadence to share performance updates and drive strategic shifts based on latest data.
  • Partner with other Finance partners to drive our monthly reporting, bi-annual planning and budgeting processes.
  • Identify step-change opportunities: Partner with operating teams to identify areas of outsized impact through quantitative analysis, industry benchmarks, and competitive research, and coalesce into actionable strategies.

Your Expertise:

  • 8+ years of experience in strategic finance, data analytics or management consulting
  • MBA or advanced management degree preferred, but not required
  • Strong ability to work and influence cross-functionally, and a proven track record of driving change and process improvements in a fast-paced, cross functional working environment
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize complex information. You excel at absorbing large amounts of data and qualitative insights, and quickly developing compelling narratives that lead to actionable recommendations
  • Adept at financial modeling in Excel, and are willing to gather internal and external data points to help build a comprehensive business case
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python, or R is a plus
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills; ability to translate technical concepts from engineers into clear financial models and executive presentations
  • Familiarity or passion for the technology, marketplace or travel and hospitality industries is a plus

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process.

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

Pay Range
$142,000$167,000 USD