Senior Manager, M&A and Strategic Finance



Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

About the team

The M&A and Strategic Finance team at Zillow constitutes a high-impact, entrepreneurial function dedicated to advancing and accelerating Zillow’s strategy through acquisitions, investments, and the application of financial frameworks and analysis to the company’s long-term strategy, planning, initiatives, and execution. We work closely with company leadership, the various business divisions, and the broader finance organization to evaluate strategic opportunities, both organic and inorganic, within our existing business and through potential new businesses. Come join our team!

About the role

As an M&A and Strategic Finance Senior Manager, you will apply your strategic and analytical skills to the identification, evaluation, and advancement of growth opportunities, both organic and inorganic, across Zillow Group’s lines of business!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Research and recommend acquisition opportunities

  • Provide financial and strategic analysis of acquisition targets

  • Collaborate with business leaders, finance, and legal to enable an integrated perspective on M&A transactions

  • Assist with all transaction phases, including sourcing, financial analysis, due diligence, structuring, negotiation, closing, and integration

  • Build detailed, flexible long-term financial models for Zillow Group’s overall business in connection with key opportunities and initiatives, including partnerships

  • Develop analysis, synthesize and analyze data, and apply frameworks to help drive business decisions

  • Serve as partner to the Strategy & Partnerships team, in connection with the evaluation and execution of new strategies and partnership opportunities

  • Collaborate with business leaders to develop strategies, evaluate business opportunities, and provide recommendations based on detailed analysis

Across this role, you will partner with the business to understand strategic priorities and future growth opportunities; help evaluate strategic questions relating to existing or prospective Zillow Group; monitor the competitive landscape and stay abreast of industry trends and developments; and lead several projects at the same time without compromising quality.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Washington the standard base pay range for this role is $146,300.00 - $233,700.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Washington and may not be applicable to other locations.In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

  • 4 year college degree

  • 5+ years of experience including at least 2 years in investment banking or private equity and additional experience in corporate development or strategic finance roles at technology companies

  • Strong three-statement financial modeling skills

  • Deep financial analysis skills, including the ability to apply financial concepts and frameworks to novel business situations

  • Broad financial acumen, including a foundation in corporate finance principles, facility with financial statement analysis, and understanding of valuation methodologies

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills, with the ability to synthesize data and information into conclusions and recommendations

  • Experience performing M&A transactions through the full process

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to formulate and deliver insights around business problems in a thoughtful and persuasive manner to executives

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead several priorities simultaneously

  • Ownership mentality, questioning assumptions and taking responsibility for conclusions

  • Strong initiative and judgment; performing in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, leading internal and external constituencies and working efficiently with cross-functional teams in a remote environment

  • MS Office and Google Suite skills with an emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs

  • Passion for technology and/or real estate sectors

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do helps people get home and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making home a reality for more and more people.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages as well as parental leave, family benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

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