Senior Business Planning Analyst

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The position provides financial analysis guidance to the Home Printing Solutions business organization as a partner to the business leadership team.

The LTP analyst position is the key contact and support for individual divisions and provides financial services and consulting on processes, programs and projects, primarily to business planners, and contributes to planning, forecast and trend analysis.

Partner with the FPM team on current and future business decisions, while working closely with the various GBU teams. The analyst will work to help drive the business results by demonstrating solid knowledge of accounting principles, HP policies and their application, system utilization, business processes and controls.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage R&D Budget Setting Process, align spend from multiple teams to understand overall BU Investment Spending
  • Work with Senior Management to align Investment Spending and Long Term P&L with Business Strategy
  • Ensures Investment Spend and Long Term P&L aligns with Financial Goals of Corporation
  • Participate is various forums to ensure Business and Financial Strategy is understood across Organization
  • Use your strong business drive along with the ability and initiative to identify and develop analytical tools for various areas of the business.
  • Develop and maintain bottoms-up financial forecast models, and other ad hoc analysis as needed, to drive decision making and improve predictability of the business.
  • Strong communication skills are a must as this role will work with various levels of management, both in finance and the business, and must be able to clearly relay results of analytical projects as well as monthly and quarterly results.
  • Drive improvements in the financial and reporting processes, and the quality of information provided to the business.
  • Skills required include strong excel, power pivot, PowerPoint knowledge with the aptitude to extract information from the existing business systems.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree with a focus in business or economics; advanced degree or accounting certification (e.g., CPA, MBA) preferred.
  • Typically 6+ years of experience as a financial analyst.
  • Typically experienced in more than one finance function.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Superior communication and influencing skills.
  • Superior business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel).
  • Superior teamwork skills

Critical Competencies to Drive Business Results:

Accounting Processes and Systems (Business Financial Analyst)

Applies an understanding of United States (US) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), HP finance and administrative processes, systems, policies and procedures to maximize efficiency and effectiveness

Tool and Technology Application (Financial Analyst)

Leverages available tools and technology to improve financial systems effectiveness

Process Excellence (Analyst)

Understands and effectively applies process knowledge to drive operational excellence

Business and Financial Controls

Demonstrates the ability to leverage company business and financial data and systems to ensure quality of transactions

Financial Analysis and Reporting (Financial Analyst)

Uses key financial indicators and measures to optimize the financial decision-making of the company

Risk Identification (Analyst)

Accurately identifies and resolves sources of financial systems risks

Strategic Business Perspective

Applies alternative future scenarios and their impact on the long-term business objectives

Financial Modeling (Analyst)

Attends to the most appropriate variables, inputs, and their relationships in a financial model, relevant to the business issue

Financial Rules and Regulations (Analyst)

Collaboratively and consistently applies regulatory accounting, tax, and legal best practices in all transactions

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