Financial Analyst III

CoStar Group, US-DC Washington DC

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Financial Analyst III

Job Description

Financial Analyst III

CoStar Group Company Intro:

CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.  Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives. 

We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings to our customers.  We’ve continually refined, transformed and perfected our approach to our business, creating a language that has become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors.  We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation.  This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors.  By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate. 

Role Description: At CoStar Group, our finance group centralizes transaction processes, providing accurate reporting, financial resolutions, and proper forecasting analysis.

CoStar is currently seeking an experienced Financial Analyst. The Financial Analyst will perform financial analysis/modeling, develop management/sales reporting and conduct variance analysis. The Financial Analyst will play a significant role in modeling the company's revenue and expense forecasts while identifying growth drivers within the business.


  • Work closely with other Finance staff as well as and non-financial professionals around the company (e.g. President/General Managers, Sales Leaders, Marketing team, Product team etc.) to develop budgets and forecasts and maintain those forecasts in the budgeting system. 
  • Concentrated focus on revenue drivers including sales rep productivity, sales activities and performance, as well as SaaS metrics and drivers Partner with Sales and Executive Leadership to support their reporting needs to highlight operational performance and measure alignment with strategic objectives. 
  • Maintain customer analysis including penetration, total addressable market sizing and performance against specific sales campaigns. 
  • Focus on expense tracking, budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and modeling to communicate impacts on business unit profitability. 
  • Collaborate with Marketing to review advertising campaign effectiveness, perform search engine marketing cost analysis, and identify opportunities for more efficient spending. 
  • Assist with the design and creation of PowerPoint presentations for management presentations to support quarterly business reviews and strategic decision making. 
  • Evaluate, model and analyze M&A targets that align with supported business units, as necessary.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in FP&A, finance, analytics, and/or sales operations
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and financial modeling skills 
  • Experience using financial and budgeting applications is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in accounting, finance, or related.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills with a track record of working successfully with both financial and non-finance professionals. 
  • Analytical business background, problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and high attention to detail 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment. 
  • Oracle ERP, EPM, SmartView experience preferred. 
  • Familiarity with financial reporting and/or business intelligence tools (Power BI) is a plus.
  • A strong working knowledge of accounting is a plus.

What’s in it for you?  

When you join CoStar Group, you’ll experience a collaborative and innovative culture working alongside the best and brightest to empower our people and customers to succeed. 

We offer you generous compensation and performance-based incentives. CoStar Group also invests in your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program. 

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to): 

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug 
  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance 
  • Virtual and in person mental health counseling services for individuals and family 
  • Commuter and parking benefits 
  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions 
  • Employee stock purchase plan 
  • Paid time off 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes
  • Access to CoStar Group’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee Resource Groups 
  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks 

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar Group is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. 



CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group is the leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets.

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