Verizon Lead Financial Analyst – Planning & Forecasting in Ashburn, Virginia
What you’ll be doing...
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.
Prepare final financial plan, forecast, reporting and analysis for the business clients.
Develop the Business Plan, Commitment View, Best View, including analysis, distribution and recommendations for management reviews.
Prepare final monthly analyses of business trends and budget variance of financial results and Key Performance Indicators to be used in management reviews and strategic business analysis sessions.
Develop the final in depth analysis of the business performance and recommend action plans; including gap closures, considerations for managing cost, growing the revenue and profitability.
Develop final capital planning models, reports and templates.
Create cash flow statement and ad-hoc cash flow analysis/trending.
Define the need for and the source of data requirements for the planning & forecasting and reporting processes.
Conduct the development of strategic business analysis with overlays and commentary
Create final performance reports, including business insights, ad-hoc analysis and recommendations to executive management.
Proactively identify possible scenarios, risks and opportunities around business performance.
Create profitability/costing models and oversee/communicate model updates to the Center of Excellence.
Develop and analyze economic drivers of the business client (e.g. customer churn, renewals).
Model/assess performance scenarios to analyze risks and opportunities.
Communicate with stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
What you’ll be doing...
This role supports the Cost Optimization & Third Party Vendor Spend team. Utilizing spend analysis and multi-functional partnerships, you will be helping to drive efficiencies in both costs and governance that will have tangible positive impacts on the business.
Evaluate third party vendor spend and serve as a business unit expert delivering strategic guidance and insights to executive leadership on areas of potential risk and opportunity.
Interpret and evaluate monthly results for third party vendor spend, including budget variances, trending analysis, and key performance indicators on savings initiatives.
Develop enhanced third party vendor planning, forecasting, and reporting across the Enterprise that utilizes zero based budgeting principles, advanced modeling, and data visualization techniques.
What we’re looking for...
You’ll need to have:
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or four or more years of work experience.
Four or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite with proven focus on Excel.
Even better if you have:
A Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
Experience in the technology and/or telecommunications industry.
A professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA).
Understanding of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, and costing/profitability methodologies and processes.
Knowledge of common business and cost drivers, financial statement analysis, and deep-dive analysis.
Familiar with the preparation of General Ledgers, Basic Knowledge of FASB requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Proficiency in Essbase, Smart View, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Strategic Finance
Excellent communication skills and ability to focus on the details.
When you join Verizon...
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
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