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Role: Manager, Sales Finance

Location:  Palo Alto, CA

We’re building the best Finance team in Silicon Valley.

We focus on solving complex problems that matter. 

We’re passionately driving the company to excellence. 

And we invest relentlessly in your personal and professional growth.

About Hippo:

Hippo is modernizing home insurance by putting customers at the center of everything we do. Using innovative technology and a data-driven approach, we strive to provide homeowners with the best policies, best value, and best customer service in the industry. And as if that wasn’t enough, it’s really just the beginning. Hippo’s true ambition lies in helping prevent people from experiencing problems with their homes, to begin with. Because, at the end of the day, the best home insurance policy is the one you never have to use.

About You and The Role:

The Strategic Finance team at Hippo owns the long-term strategic plan and focuses on optimizing resource allocation to drive Hippo’s growth and value creation. You will play a critical role in owning the company’s operating plan and developing scalable business models. You will partner with cross-functional teams to translate complex operational objectives into financial performance. You will help us see around corners and anticipate scenarios so that our teams can plan and invest every dollar wisely. The ideal candidate for this role has strong analytical and communication skills and is passionate about fostering strong relationships at all levels of the organization. The position is a highly visible role within the company and will require forging strong relationships with Sales, Marketing, Insurance and cross-functional teams. You will use a data-driven approach to help the Sales team crack the most important strategic and operational issues.

What You'll Do:

  • Work closely with our Sales leadership to gain deep knowledge of our business performance, identify key areas of focus, and produce analytical driven solutions
  • Be instrumental in evaluating financial impacts and strategic decisions on sales initiatives, commission plans, partner incentives etc. 
  • Support end-to-end planning and execution of the long term strategic plan and the Annual Operating Plan
  • Build financial forecasts, track performance and understand deviations from actuals to drive strategy and operational rigor 
  • Develop ROI-based approach to sales incentives and help architect our commission structures, contingency bonus plan and internal agent compensation plans
  • Define key performance metrics and partner with the Analytics team to develop tools and dashboards to make these metrics widely accessible across the organization

Must Haves:

  • You have spent at least 3 years in a Sales Finance position at a high-growth company  
  • Background in investment banking, management consulting, Private Equity, Venture Capital is a plus 
  • You have a track record of top performance in intense, high performing teams
  • You are data-driven but also committed to supporting fast-paced, “good, not perfect” decision-making
  • You have an exceptional ability to effectively collaborate with and influence at all levels of an organization 
  • You are an excel wizard and can build and manage complex financial models 
  • You have solid knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles, and investment analysis
  • You are willing to push yourself beyond your comfort zone and accept new challenges 
  • With minimal direction, you will convert an abstract idea into an overarching vision with a detailed plan for execution
  • You are open to feedback; seeking to continuously improve, develop and innovate
  • Bachelor’s degree finance, economics or a quantitative field required

Compensation and Perks

  • Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). As well as 401K, long & short term disability, EAP and flexible spending accounts.
  • Flexible Paid Time Off- Uncapped PTO (with manager approval)
  • Hippo Habitat- Fun offices located in downtown Palo Alto, less than a 5 minute walk from Caltrain. We also offer commuter benefits including free parking pass. Stocked kitchen and BBQ Friday’s for all!

Hippo is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Hippo’s applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Hippo applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Hippo’s People Team to make the need for an accommodation known.

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Technology we use

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An Insider's view of Hippo Insurance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Hippo’s office vibe is diverse, fun filled & collaborative. Weekly BBQs, office lunches, movies & concerts let employees have fun, bond & collaborate. Leadership cares about employees & prioritizes work life balance, which are the keys to success. Enthusiastic coworkers who believe in teamwork to finish tasks, create positive environment in office

Manjula

QA Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

Being a start-up in an established industry means we get to utilize all the proven techniques & methods & directly innovate on them. These are the most exciting projects, when we tackle similar problems in new ways with new tech. Even better when we work with other teams – each Hippo brings unique ideas from other industries that we can draw from!

Chin

Associate, Actuarial & Risk

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Whether it is a meeting, text or Slack I always make myself available to the team. I am committed to their success at Hippo and carve the time to empower and support their success. As a leader you have to provide a safe place to allow others to experiment, grow and innovate.

Anna

Vice President, People

What are Hippo Insurance Perks + Benefits

Hippo Insurance Benefits Overview

Hippo's benefit's and perks can't be beat, here are a few: -Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). -Flexible Paid Time Off -Little Hippos Program- We reimburse our team members up to $25k for adoption costs and up to $50k for -infertility treatments. Plus, we offer 12 weeks parental leave for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for secondary caregivers. -Hippo Meals & Snacks- We cater lunch in our office 4 times a week and we provide all the snacks & drinks our Hippos can handle daily. -Hippo Habitat- Our beautiful office located in downtown Palo Alto.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to 25,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Hippo treats its team members with the same level of dedication and care as we do our customers. Our CEO, Assaf Wand, views this company as an opportunity to care for one another like a family, which is why we’re fortunate to provide all of our Hippos with amazing benefits & perks.

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