Senior Financial Analyst

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at sweetgreen
Culver City, CA

Summary Description:  The Senior Financial Analyst role within the Financial Planning & Analysis department is developed to help support the rapid growth of the organization.  The Senior Financial Analyst will report to the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis with strategic support on enhancing financial modeling as well as identifying opportunities to support our restaurant Operators in the business.  This role will aid in advancing financial reporting as well as modeling within current enterprise performance management systems.  Sweetgreen is seeking a dynamic individual with experience in communicating effectively across multiples channels of a large organization.  This position will have solid visibility to senior leadership with the opportunity to collaborate on a range of projects. 


  • Create quarterly operations forecasts while identifying areas for process improvement as well as overall efficiencies to enhance accuracy and timeliness
  • Partner with Operations to better understand the performance and assist with any questions or ad-hoc support
  • Conduct variance analysis between actual and forecast, plan and prior year. Develop clear and thorough reports that highlight key drivers of the business
  • Assist team with company roll-up process for quarterly forecasts and annual operating plan
  • Prepare weekly operational performance materials for Ops Leadership Team meeting
  • Produce monthly financial report for Executive Leadership and Board of Directors
  • Prepare monthly sales report that highlights key performance areas of the company
  • Develop clear and insightful commentary to be shared with leadership team
  • Establish comprehensive process for reporting on sales discounts and sharing key findings with ops leadership team
  • Support Operations Area Leaders and Head Coaches in areas of forecasting, P&L reviews, and restaurant performance
  • Calculate quarterly field bonus payouts based on performance metrics and submit to payroll for processing
  • Create meaningful and insightful period-end P&L reports that detail key variances in the areas of sales, cost of goods sold, and labor
  • Complete special projects, as assigned

Required Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in similar corporate finance role, preferably in food & beverage/omni-channel business model
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of accounting principles
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate complex financial information
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced & team-oriented environment
  • Ability to think outside the box and recognize irregular patterns in financial performance

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.


  • Advanced user of MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence tools (Eg. Cognos TM1, Tableau, Compeat, SQL, ERP/EPM experience)
  • Strong analytical mind-set
  • Established financial modeling skills 

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife!

About sweetgreen:

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.


  • 401k Matching

    We'll match 50% of your contribution up to 3%.

  • 5 Months Paid Family Leave

    We believe in fully supporting new parents.

  • Free Greens

    Get your fill of sweetgreen with a weekly stipend.

  • Dog-Friendly Office

    Your four-legged friends are welcome!

  • Unlimited Vacation

    Take time to recharge with uncapped paid time off.

  • Office Snacks Galore

    We’ll say it, our snack game is on point.

  • Community Impact Hours

    Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.

  • Work-Life Balance

    Do what you love on *and* off the clock.

  • Career Development

    We offer training and support for career advancement.


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