The Financial Analyst position, supporting Infrastructure Network Projects for the IT Infrastructure Finance team is available in Oakland. This position is responsible for leading financial projects and be the subject matter expert on financial projects related to Network Infrastructure. The analyst will work with IT finance as well as business partners on initiatives that produce process improvements, analysis of variances and special requirements of the IT Infrastructure Finance team. The individual will perform financial analysis in support of multiple financial and operational initiatives, be a change agent for strategic planning and process improvement, be a leader for the finance team in relation to all network projects and business cases, partner with business and operational leaders and operate in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
In addition, this individual is responsible for supporting the IT Infrastructure Finance's needs for data collection, analysis, and reporting from a variety of sources including Mainframe files, Datawarehouse reports, and vendor extracts. The Financial Consultant will collect, organize, and analyze data for use by finance as well as clients, and serve as an expert on Network Infrastructure data availability, integrity and quality.
Lead projects which transform existing processes and/or create new processes
Develop financial models to support strategic initiatives.
Partner with corresponding financial analysts to develop business cases and financial models to support strategic initiatives.
Prepare concise and informative presentations for VP-level audiences which demonstrate strong and thoughtful analysis and provide actionable next steps
Be a change agent for strategic planning and process improvement
Analyze and comment on month-end financial results, provide variance analysis, research and resolve financial irregularities, and ensure transparency.
Prepare Ad hoc analysis and reporting.
Participate in the development and maintenance of performance metrics, measurements, methods, and targets; assist in identifying performance improvement opportunities. In addition, provide ongoing recommendations on the use and interpretation of analysis, reports, methodologies, systems and source data, acting as a significant information resource.
Analyze project business cases as needed, challenge financial spending and savings assumptions and participate in special projects as needed.
Partner with Finance counterparts in all organizations to improve financial analysis, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
Lead cross-functional teams to solve issues
Travel 5 to 10% within the local area or possibly to Southern California.
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting or 4 years of equivalent work experience, MBA preferred
A minimum of 10 years of budgeting in progressively responsible roles including the ability to demonstrate experience analysing, modelling, and forecasting financial data
A minimum of 3 years of experience with GAAP and key accounting policies
A minimum of 2 years of experience providing financial planning and analysis support to an IT organization or department
A minimum 3 years of report writing or project management experience required to include preparing financial, accounting or utilization reports
Designs and implements report modifications and improvements. Imports and exports data and graphics files from multiple databases or data warehouses to develop complex financial and management reports, tables and charts
Excellent demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Proven initiative and self-directed style
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
Ability to travel 5 to10% within the local area and possibly to Southern California
Working knowledge of activity based costing (ABC) and familiar with standard activity costing structures
1 year of experience with budgeting, forecasting, and reporting of IT projects
1 year of large capital project finance experience, including business case development and benefit analysis
1 year of experience with Business Objects and/or Cognos, SAP or Hyperion.