Job Description

Senior Finance Analyst – Growth

We’re transforming the grocery industry

At Instacart, we invite the world to share love through food because we believe everyone should have access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. Where others see a simple need for grocery delivery, we see exciting complexity and endless opportunity to serve the varied needs of our community. We work to deliver an essential service that customers rely on to get their groceries and household goods, while also offering safe and flexible earnings opportunities to Instacart Personal Shoppers.

Instacart has become a lifeline for millions of people, and we’re building the team to help push our shopping cart forward. If you’re ready to do the best work of your life, come join our table.

Instacart is a Flex First team

There’s no one-size fits all approach to how we do our best work. Our employees have the flexibility to choose where they do their best work—whether it’s from home, an office, or your favorite coffee shop—while staying connected and building community through regular in-person events. Learn more about our flexible approach to where we work.


Growth at Instacart is defined as Gross Transactional Volume (our topline metric), which represents the billions of dollars of products that flow through our platform. We are looking for a Senior Finance Analyst of Growth to join our team. You will have a meaningful impact on a fast-growing, innovative startup providing financial support to the executive team. This includes using analysis and insights to inform forecasting, monthly and quarterly business review processes, board and investor materials, and other ad hoc projects in partnership with key cross functional stakeholders.

As a Senior Analyst, you have both strong attention to detail and the ability to consider the big picture to drive strategic and investment recommendations. You are highly analytical and a clear, confident communicator.


  • Be a key member to the monthly, quarterly and annual Growth forecast leveraging cross-functional partnerships, in collaboration with Data Science, Product, Retailer, Biz Ops, and Marketing
  • Partner cross-functionally to determine impact of strategic initiatives and how it impacts Instacart’s growth trajectory
  • Partner with StratFin/Market Intelligence and BizOps leads to generate monthly and quarterly performance and forecast reviews, board meeting and investor presentations, and other financial review presentations
  • Prepare insightful analytics for cross functional leadership team; identify areas of opportunity to help develop Instacart’s strategic direction
  • Develop, monitor, and drive deeper understanding of our KPIs across the company. Identify opportunities to improve existing reporting processes and key metrics tracking
  • Support long range strategic planning and scenario modeling

Key Initial Projects may include:

  • Conceptualize and implement additional ways to forecast growth
  • Improve our Growth forecast accuracy by triangulating different types of forecasting and engaging different cross functional business partners
  • Develop models to forecast new lines of businesses
  • Roll out and improve Key KPI BvA reporting monthly and weekly snapshots


  • Bachelor’s degree in Math, Economics, Finance, Business or other related field.
  • 2-6+ years work experience in a relevant field with demonstrated financial acumen and a track record of leveraging data for business impact.
  • Proficient SQL skills
  • Highly proficient in advanced Excel with strong attention to detail
  • Prior experience working in Growth for a large consumer-facing marketplace a plus
  • Ability to use data to identify and quantify opportunities for growth or profitability improvement
  • A self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work in a rapidly changing environment