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Verizon Lead Financial Analyst - Planning and Forecasting in Lake Mary, Florida

What you’ll be doing...

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.

Reshaping the future of FP&A at Verizon, calls for improving our ability to deliver exceptional value to our customers. Being a part of the Center of Excellence (COE) team you will work alongside financial professionals and business leaders, gaining opportunities to grow and develop to build a strong FP&A foundation. You will be involved in target setting, reporting & analysis, planning and forecasting, and guiding the strategic direction across Verizon. Explore the breadth of opportunities that come with aligning your expertise with the future of superior networks, systems, analytics and video, to improve the way people live work and play.

  • Finalize the development of initial corporate or Business Unit-specific business plan, commitment view, best view, capital planning, and target setting templates/models under guidance of manager and/or service delivery teams.

  • Define the sources of data required for the planning and forecasting process.

  • Develop analytical assignments and standard planning & forecasting deliverables as well as identification of material discrepancies.

  • Oversee updates to standard planning, budget, and forecast utilizing Excel and additional model templates.

  • Rectify issues arising from testing of newly created planning, forecasting, budgeting, capital, or target setting models/templates.

  • Prepare guidelines on the capital planning process, tools and standards.

  • Communicate with stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or four or more years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Four or more years of work experience in Financial Planning & Forecasting or Reporting & Analysis.

  • Four or more years of experience using Microsoft Excel.

Even better if you have:

  • Master's degree in business or professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA, CFA).

  • Six or more years of work experience in a Financial Planning & Forecasting or Reporting & Analysis role.

  • Ability to perform lookups, pivot tables and nested if/then statements and sum/if formulas.

  • Experience with management reporting and/or financial planning/modeling (e.g., forecasting, budgeting, business planning).

  • Experience with reporting and/or analyzing full P&L statement.

  • Experience with a large (i.e., Fortune 500) corporate environment.

  • Experience with data mining or planning applications (e.g., Essbase, Smart View, Hyperion, Anaplan, Cognos or Business Intelligence tools).

  • Experience with large datasets as well as OBIEE, Tableau, SQL, and/or similar data mining tools.

  • Experience with complex ERP systems (e.g., SAP, PeopleSoft).

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, including demonstrated ability to engage with colleagues; capability to understand and explain business and financial terms and concepts.

  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to receive and respond to FP&A requests.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently.

  • Experience in a Corporate Leadership Development Program.

  • Willingness to travel.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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