Senior Financial Analyst

  • Provides the most complex financial analysis for a financial function or a business, typically exercising a unique understanding of the business to determine the best method for achieving objectives.
  • Consults with business leaders to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making within the broadest scope.
  • Forecasts financial results within the broadest scope.
  • Leads and advises on the most complex business initiatives, typically leading several analysts across multiple areas within finance and across geographies/organizations.
  • Drives process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function globally.
  • Represents the business unit during cross-regional or cross functional planning processes.
  • Provides mentoring and guidance to analysts.
  • Ability to influence an entire business within a broad scope, interacting with individuals at the Vice President (VP) and Senior Vice President (SVP) level.

Expense Management

Expense management performs the financial accounting, reporting and forecasting for a Business Group or Global Function. You will be working closely with Planning, Analysis, and Reporting and Business Support as well as Finance Directors.

Responsibilities may include depending on level:

  • Month-end accounting - making accounting entries, consulting and training business operations with their accounting, ensuring proper financial coding
  • Creating and maintaining financial reporting models
  • Helping to coordinate various financial processes such as financial forecasts, physical inventories, financial system access security
  • Provide regular and ad hoc financial analysis to help the organizations better understand and forecast their spending
  • Continually focus on process improvement to ensure efficiency, accuracy and compliance with financial controls
  • Perform balance sheet and other financial reconciliations
  • Work closely with internationally based finance colleagues and non-finance business partners

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree with a focus in business or economics; advanced degree or accounting certification (e.g., Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) strongly preferred.
  • Typically 10+ years of experience as a financial analyst.
  • Typically experienced in a variety of finance functions.
  • Experience in the technology sector strongly preferred.
  • Solid experience around managed service contracts or outsourcing contracts.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Expertise in systems including Business Warehouse, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Yotta, Eiffel, Hyperion Essbase
  • Experience in software contracts or managing software related investments a plus
  • Experience managing transformation projects including people moves or hub strategy a plus
  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Superior business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel).
  • Superior communication and influencing skills.
  • Superior teamwork skills
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Excellent project management skills.

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