Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A
Posted: November 05, 2016
Reference ID: 524146877
Senior Financial Analyst - Global Sales Organization ( LinkedIn Sales Solutions)
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We are looking for a Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst to support the Sales Solutions business of our Global Sales Organization. In this role, you will be directly involved in the coordination of the various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks). You will provide variance analysis of bookings, revenues and expenses, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting the outlook models to reflect operational adjustments. You will be responsible for managing headcount and other cost drivers while ensuring the accuracy and consistency with global FP&A.
• Partner with sales leaders to provide strategic financial insights
• Monitor key financial metrics and business drivers relevant to the field sales team
• Provide ongoing communication and collaboration with departmental staff and management.
• Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly management reporting
• Analyze budget/forecast variances to actual and review with management team
• Work with cross-functional partners to provide ad hoc business-related analysis
• Own and review financial models to ensure they are both accurate and updated
• Establish processes to ensure accurate and timely completion of financial planning consolidations
• Assist in the development and implementation of tools, systems and processes to support the successful completion of timely and accurate forecasts
Basic Qualifications :
• BA/BS degree in finance, accounting or related field
• 3+ years of financial analysis experience
• Analytical background working directly in an FP&A environment modeling bookings, revenue, costs and expenses
Preferred Qualifications :
• Adaptable and able to react quickly to changing business needs
• Experience with Hyperion Essbase and/or Oracle Financials
• Knowledge of Salesforce is strongly preferred
• Experience with SaaS business models
• Strong Microsoft Excel skills is required
• Ability to question the output of a financial model and consider options for improvement
• Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision
• Excellent communication, analytical, teamwork, organizational, interpersonal and systems skills