The opportunity :
The Lead Financial Analyst, FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis), is responsible for providing direct support to the FP&A organization, being a key financial partner and adding value to the business.
This position has solid line reporting to the Director of FP&A, and the individual will be a financial advisor and act as a key interface with the Cloud Services Delivery team.
The position requires an individual with a high degree of autonomy, a broad understanding of the business and a solid financial acumen.
Strong communication skills and the ability to prioritize input from multiple sources are a must.
You are great at :
Business partnership with Cloud Operations in support of their team’s initiatives
Growing / developing reporting and analysis to evaluate the performance of the company’s cloud business
Serving as a Subject Matter Expert for understanding and evaluating cloud spending including hosting, colocation, telecom and equipment expenditures
Liaising with various organizations including Cloud Services, Revenue Operations, Finance and Human Resources
Building relationships with leaders to build improved processes for financial analysis and metrics
Understanding and explaining variance drivers within the business unit
Performing ad hoc analysis as requested.
What it takes :
8+ years of finance experience
Experience or familiarity supporting a cloud organization is strongly preferred
High tech, Internet or Computer industry experience preferred
Strong analytical skills : able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and minimize financial risks
Proven capability in financial and accounting procedures, such as budgets, or P&L statements
Self-starter working under minimal supervision with cross functional teams to drive stated goals
Expert skills in using tools necessary to build dynamic modeling
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels within company, including Senior Management
Experience with financial systems / applications (i.e. : SAP, OLAP, Business Objects, other data extraction tools), proficiency in Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation, including pivot tables, v-lookup & Macros
Ability to prioritize multiple deliverables and execute tasks with short lead times