Junior Financial Analyst

Job Description
If you think IBM is just a bunch of techies, we won't hold it against you. IBM Financial Analysts play a unique and integral role in driving business decisions, supporting operations and influencing business results.You'll also experience opportunities for skills development training and leadership development. See why it pays to work for a company that sees its return on investment (ROI) as more than just dollars and cents. Join us.

IBM Finance organization is an integral part of the IBM Corporation. Comprised of 10,000 employees worldwide, Finance covers every geography and business unit within IBM and is the "knowledge behind the numbers" that are presented quarterly and annually to the global financial community. We are considered a key player in driving the success of our company and a strategic financial advisor to the business.

If you want to start or shift your career towards Finance and Planning and you have the appropriate finance university degree and interpersonal skills (communication in international environment, team work, accept challenge) then IBM is the right company for you.

Services we provide:

A. Sales and Distribution Finance and Planning

Accountability across IBM's hardware, software brands and infrastructure units within Europe - expense, revenue, gross profit and resource analysis. Budget and forecast deployment - affordability analysis and highlighting out-of-line situations, assessment calculation, reporting of actual results and gap analysis versus the assigned targets/objectives. Recommendations to the business units and driving actions with the management to secure budget achievement. Close collaboration with other finance teams, accounting, Business Unit, Incentive and Commission and IBM Supply Chain. Management reporting, Business Units' Top Management support on a daily basis and presentation of actual results to the IBM Executive Team on a regular basis

B. Services Finance and Planning Contract and Cost Controlling, Signings and Backlog Reporting

Responsibility for financial side of IBM's Service contracts-creation and report of IBM contract portfolio (contract signings and revenue backlog). Support of Chief Financial officers (CFOs) in quarterly backlog certifications - reporting of financial numbers (revenue, cost, gross profit, forecast/scenarios). Analysis of contract portfolio (analysis of month/quarter results, forecasting, actual vs. forecast analysis). Communication with other IBM functions (Accounting, Project Manager, Operation Manager, CFO). Regular financial activities (revenue/cost accruals and deferrals, revenue and cost matching). Advise on revenue recognition - analysis of cost centers (forecast vs. actual). Review and reporting of cost allocations, spending reports, Balance Sheet Controlling. Control and reporting of capital/investment spending. Review and approval of purchase orders, spending forecast, control and reporting of accounts receivables. Support CFO in managing cash/collection and troubled receivables. Presentation of results to regional leaders.


- Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
- Basic knowledge in Double entry bookkeeping
- Advanced Excel skills
- Between 0 and 2 years of Financial or Accounting experience

Soft Skills

- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent presentation skills
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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