Analyst/Sr. Analyst, FP&A
Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) is the leading owner and operator of single-family rental homes in the United States with a portfolio of over 80,000 high quality homes in 17 major markets. Founded in 2012, the Company has experienced tremendous growth over the past six years. In February 2017 the Company completed a $1.8 billion initial public offering, which was the second-largest REIT IPO ever, and today Invitation Homes is one of the 20 largest publicly traded REITs in the United States. Invitation Homes is a fast-paced, evolving company with an equity market capitalization of $12 billion, total market capitalization of $22 billion, and total revenues over $1.5 billion.
Located in our Dallas, TX corporate headquarters, the Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis will be a member of the FP&A team within the Company’s Financial Planning & Quantitative Analytics ("FPQA") group. The Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis will be a key member of the team responsible for all aspects of the Company’s budgeting and forecasting activities, as well as providing analytical support for Invitation Homes’ executive leadership team in collaboration with property accounting, corporate accounting, operations, asset management, and investor relations counterparts.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Support all FP&A activities, including Excel modeling and routine weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual report generation.
Coordinate with other functional areas of the business, including property and corporate accounting, SEC reporting, business analytics, capital markets, operations, asset management, and investment management teams, to review, analyze, confirm, reconcile, and report financial results and operating performance metrics at property, departmental, regional, and corporate levels.
Analyze data and identify trends and key findings in both qualitative and quantitative data sets from various systems, including Yardi, the Company's internal Enterprise Data Warehouse, Salesforce, Anaplan, ADP, and various other systems.
Contribute to monthly and quarterly P&L review, quarterly reforecasting, and annual budgeting processes. Perform reconciliations of budget/reforecast vs. actual results, identify primary drivers of variances, and explain findings succinctly to others.
Identify opportunities to design new and/or refine existing analyses and processes to improve the FP&A team’s productivity, accuracy, and efficiency over time.
Support ad-hoc analyses and projects, including automation of reporting from various internal software platforms, creation and/or maintenance of financial and operational reporting dashboards, and data visualizations.
Assist in the preparation of presentation materials and memoranda for the Company's Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance & Investment Committee, senior leadership and management teams, current and/or potential investors, current and/or potential lenders, and research analysts.
Define business and functional requirements of various initiatives and collaborate with internal and external technical resources to ensure technical designs align with business requirements.
Participate in and support user acceptance testing to ensure that project deliverables are completed in a timely fashion and objectives are met.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree and strong academic record. Advanced degree (MBA, JD, etc.) or certifications (CFP, CPA, etc.) a plus, but not required.
Minimum 1-3 years' experience in FP&A, public accounting, investment banking, and/or private equity
Financial modeling, business analytics, and/or real estate experience preferred.
High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.), including comfort and familiarity with advanced Excel functions (VBA preferred).
Comfort and familiarity with basic finance and accounting theory. Ability to read and comprehend financial statements, including both GAAP and non-GAAP reporting.
High degree of intellectual curiosity and discipline required. Ability to demonstrate strong self-initiative, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and accountability.
Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations. Extremely well-developed analytical abilities and proven ability to continuously deliver results in fast-paced and dynamic work environments. Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; team-oriented.
Familiarity with strategic corporate performance management tools such as Anaplan, Adaptive Insights, Host Analytics, and/or other IBM or Oracle systems beneficial.
Familiarity with reporting tools such as Workiva, SSRS, and/or Tableau a plus.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.