Finance Manager - Planning and Forecasting, Reporting and Analysis, Decision Support and Profitability
Location:
Posted:
December 21, 2016
Reference:
443019-1A

Responsibilities

The Finance Organization
At Verizon, we are building a world-class Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization.  We have begun a comprehensive program to streamline
processes, enhance systems, realign the organization and add opportunities for personal skill-building and professional growth. We’re finding new ways
to add value and provide strategic support.  This is the kind of work we do.  We want to build leading FP&A practices within Verizon, setting the stage
to become the place any FP&A professional wants to work.  You can become a catalyst for change.

FP&A Corporate and Business Unit Team
Move beyond compiling data and help tell the story behind the numbers.  The Business Unit facing positions offer opportunities to drive better business
partnering and insights, while growing your FP&A leadership and interpersonal skills.  You are considered a business partner and your contributions will
make a difference.  You’ll become involved in, but not limited to, pricing decisions and new initiatives to develop new products and services.  You can
have an impact on new business growth opportunities through development of business case scenarios.

  • Own the development and communication of the plan and forecast, financial reporting, operational analysis and executive reviews for Actuals, Business Plan, Commitment View, and Best View.
  • Evaluate business results and serve as a functional expert to the business client to provide strategic guidance and insights during the analysis process.
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert to complex business performance issues to define and execute action plans.
  • Accountable for making decisions and recommendations to ensure the quality and delivery of all the products and services.
  • Interpret and evaluate monthly analyses of business trends, including budget variance of financial results and Key Performance Indicators to identify areas of risk and opportunities and provide recommendations.
  • Partner with the business to develop costing/profitability models and reports.
  • Assess the impact of strategic financial decisions and present recommendations to leadership.
  • Design, develop and implement methods and strategies to continually improve processes.
  • Assess customer/product profitability and drive profit optimization.
  • Develop and assess business cases for pricing on investment decisions, providing insights and support to the business.
  • Assess capital requirements, develop capital plan and provide recommendations on capital allocation.
  • Present and communicate to all levels of the business.
  • Support all Wireless Business Group (WBG) customer verticals, associated sales directors, and sales vice president as a trusted business partner.
  • Keep strong focus on optimizing resource efficiency through the relentless pursuit of automation and streamlined processes and ensure consistency across the team.  
  • Take a leadership role in architecting detailed presentations with concrete, forward looking action steps to increase lines in service, reduce churn, and increase revenue.
  • Lead deep dives to the customer level as needed to identify root causes for overall vertical and WBG performance.
  • Drive collaboration with WBG Sales Compensation (Management by Objectives) sales support team to ensure alignment of monthly KPI reviews and MBO trends.

Qualifications

Must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant experience with a strong project management background.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite with proven focus on Excel and PowerPoint.


Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • A Master's in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
  • Experience in the technology and/or telecommunications industry.
  • A professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA).
  • A high degree of analytical capability with the demonstrated ability to structure business case around a high-level strategic vision.
  • Strong strategic skills, with the proven ability to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations.
  • An advanced understanding of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, and costing/profitability methodologies and processes.
  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of common business and cost drivers, financial statement analysis, and deep-dive analysis.
  • Knowledge of FASB and SEC requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, tax reporting and accounting practices and International Financial Reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management.
  • Proficiency in Essbase, Smart View, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Strategic Finance.
  • Experience leading large and complex team projects with minimal supervision.
  • Preferred knowledge of Verizon Wireless WBG Sales Organization and reporting on KPI’s to support the organizations initiatives.
  • 2+ years Essbase, Hyperion and/or Smart View experience required and SQL Server, Terradata, Data Warehouse and Advanced Excel experience preferred.
  • Self-starter with the ability to make independent decisions and the judgment to know when to seek guidance.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with ability to clearly articulate complex ideas.  Includes strong presentation-building, PowerPoint skills with outstanding ability to build visual models and convey relevant meaning.
  • Ability to work and develop strong internal relationships with all levels of management, including executive leadership and market operations teams; openness to collaboration and feedback; and demonstrated ability to build consensus.  
  • Must be highly responsive, proactive and deadline conscious. Leadership/supervisory strongly preferred.
  • Strong mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills combined with a strong financial background.
  • Ability to work flexible hours


Not to boast, but a little bit about us
Verizon powers America’s fastest and most reliable network. We’re also leading the way in cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and video entertainment. Technology moves fast and so do we. We believe that bringing great ideas and customer experiences to life should be recognized and rewarded.  Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status.  Different makes us better.

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