IntroductionAt IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesAI, Cloud, Blockchain, Quantum computing -IBM does more than just create these revolutionary technologies. We're shaping the future of health, education, fashion, travel, green energy and more.The IBM Finance and Operations organization is a values driven team responsible for driving enterprise performance and IBM's transformation to a Cognitive Enterprise. We are the financial stewards of the enterprise, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating risk. We offer infinite experiences that allow individuals to develop contemporary skills and forge their own career paths, be it an analytical path, leadership path, or a mix of both. Professional development is an important part of any IBMer's career, and is ongoing with on-the-job training, structured learning programs, and mentoring.The Business Planning Analyst develops accurate financial performance assessments and forecasts for IBM business units and provides insights contributing to the development of financial strategies enabling the organization to meet key business objectives. Responsibilities include:+ Providing deep business insights and root cause analysis to help understand the drivers of financial performance.+ Developing business cases for investment decisions and ensuring linkage between the brand's forecast, budget, strategy, and capital spending within the investment cases.+ Collaborating with the business units and geography business teams regularly to improve and track financial performance.+ Presenting insights on performance and recommending solutions to senior finance and business management.We are looking for people who embrace diversity of thought, use data analytics to provide actionable insights and have a passion to innovate. Are you ready to join the company that has become essential to the world and be an active part of creating IBM's future?Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ At least 2 years previous work experience with financial analysis and accounting concepts+ Experience with statistical and predictive models+ Intellectual curiosity+ Strong background in Microsoft Excel+ Excellent communication and collaboration skillsPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Prior IBM Co-op/Intern experienceN/AAbout Business UnitThe IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.Location StatementIBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.