Senior Financial Analyst

Category: Finance Location: Santa Clara (Or Oakland Or SF) Job ID: 18537 Date Posted: September 18th, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible for developing high-quality forecasts, reporting on business metrics, supporting strategic decisions, and act as a key contributor to the Financial Planning and Analysis team.  Will combine a commitment to the company mission with a passion to lead a solutions-oriented team that partners on critical operating decisions throughout the organization.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead monthly P&L reviews by recapping results vs. plan and forecast and prepare monthly variance reports.
  • Help oversee month-end close activities.
  • Proactively identify, develop and implement enhancements to existing reporting and business processes.
  • Support strategic decisions through modeling and analysis for key strategic business units.
  • Improve and maintain the Company’s consolidated corporate financial model. This includes managing a rolling forecast for the business.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Manager and CFO on the development of the annual and long-range financial planning process.
  • Assist the development of annual and recurring forecasts and scenarios, focusing on the underlying business drivers, key financial and operating metrics, and sensitivity analysis.
  • Lead the monthly close and forecast cycle by working closely with the Accounting team and with other members within FP&A, while performing variance analysis and ensuring accurate forecasts are achieved.
  • Support the production of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial presentations.
  • Refine systems and modeling tools and techniques to support business growth and seek out process improvement opportunities.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses that drive strategic business decisions. Analyze data and financial and business metrics used by the company and senior management.

Essential Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting or Economics related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience including 3-5 years of relevant work experience across strategic planning and P&L management
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to calibrate communications to the level of detail appropriate to the situation and audience.
  • A proven ability to problem solve and proactively address issues in a professional and effective manner.
  • Requires a strong analytical orientation to support the Finance & Accounting team in looking for opportunities to drive scale in financial operations.
  • Must be a self-starter who regularly takes initiative and can juggle multiple projects simultaneously, demonstrating creativity and judgment while prioritizing appropriately to meet tight deadlines.
  • Takes pride in meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations on quality of output.
  • Ability to interact with executives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  • Requires a strong analytical orientation to support the Finance & Accounting team in looking for opportunities to drive scale in financial operations.
  • Must have a high level of proficiency in Excel and accounting packages (e.g., Oracle ERP, NetSuite) required. Database experience (e.g., SQL) and Business Planning systems (e.g., Adaptive Insights) a plus.
  • Solid understanding of corporate finance and basic accounting required.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable working with and articulating financial concepts to functional GM’s and senior executives.
  • High standard for integrity required for exposure to confidential company performance, legal contracts and employee information.
  • Some local travel required

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