North American Financial Analyst - (B3)

  • Company: Applied Materials
  • Posted: April 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1702606
The analyst is responsible for all financial activities related to regional account(s). These activities include but are not limited to Order, Revenue and Gross Margin reporting and analysis.

Major Responsibilities Include:
o Perform monthly close process (Order/Revenue/GM reporting and analysis, cost center spending and headcount analysis, SAP to Hyperion Tie out, CE Metrics)
o Prepare Quarterly BSR package for Regional Accounts
o Partner with GSSO and Account Team on AGS AR issue resolution
o Interface with Internal and External Audit groups and complete audit requirements
o Monthly / quarterly accruals and cost transfers
o Provide detailed variance analysis
o Partner with other finance teams on project funding and cost transfers
o Process improvement
o Knowledge of Excel, SAP and Hyperion

o Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
Problem Solving:
o Solves complex problems
o Takes a new perspective on existing solutions
o Exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
o Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams
o works within broad guidelines and policies
Interpersonal Skills:
o Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus
Process Design, Build and Test
o Able to develop desk top procedures of existing or new processes
o Able to create advanced process maps for existing or new processes
o Able to deconstruct processes and analyze end to end to understand control points, assess efficiency, assess business rules and policy implications, understand roles and responsibilities.
o Able to design new processes, including integration points, that properly account for process and policy controls, efficiency, roles and responsibilities.
o Fully capable to create and perform test scripts.
Change & Project Management
o Functions as change agent
o Able to lead projects of moderate to large scope
o Able to develop effective training materials.
o Able to lead the implementation of new processes and policies.
o Able to project influence within the organization to improve process alignment and performance.
End User Support
o Able to analyze trends and identify areas opportunities to reduce the necessity for inquiries.
o Able to analyze trends and identify areas opportunities to improve self- service tools.
o Able to improve support model design to meet changing needs of the stakeholders.
o Understands technology and is able to leverage its ability to improve the end user support function.
Process Delivery
o Has a strong understanding of the key upstream and downstream process elements that flow through their area and is able to identify key cause and effect points within the full end-to-end function.
o Able to deliver multiple conflicting priorities
o Actively uses established metrics to understand performance against individual, department or organizational objectives
o Able to receive highly unstructured or inaccurate process inputs and deliver highly structured process outputs and decisions.
o Actively coordinates with others inside and outside the organization to address exceptions and identify continuous improvement recommendations
o Able to field and manage escalations.
o Strong understands the controls and reasons for them, including risk implications, within the process and business rules.
o Ensures and drives integrity of process controls.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2 - 4 Years of Experience
  • 5 - 10 Years of Experience is preferred
Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Share this Job