Finance Manager Financial Planning and Analysis - Verizon
Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance
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What youll 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. Were 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
This is a high visibility Finance Manager position on the Cost Optimization & Third Party Vendor Spend team supporting Verizon Enterprise Solutions. You will utilize spend analysis and multi-functional partnerships, play a critical role 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.
Drive adoption within the business towards a Zero Based Budget approach to spend management and planning.
Own the development and communication of the plan and forecast, financial reporting, operational analysis and executive reviews for Actuals, Business Plan, Commitment View, and Best View.
Evaluate business results and serve as a functional expert to the business client to provide strategic guidance and insights during the analysis process.
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert to complex business performance issues to define and execute action plans.
Accountable for making decisions and recommendations to ensure the quality and delivery of all the products and services.
Interpret and evaluate monthly analyses of business trends, including budget variance of financial results and Key Performance Indicators to identify areas of risk and opportunities and provide recommendations.
Partner with the business to develop costing/profitability models and reports.
Assess the impact of strategic financial decisions and present recommendations to leadership.
Design, develop and implement methods and strategies to continually improve processes.
Assess customer/product profitability and drive profit optimization.
Present and communicate to all levels of the business.
What were looking for...
You'll need to have:
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Project management experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint.
Even better if you have:
A Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
Experience in the technology and/or telecommunications industry.
A professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA).
A high degree of analytical capability with the demonstrated ability to structure business case around a high-level strategic vision.
Strong strategic skills, with the proven ability to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations.
An advanced understanding of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, and costing/profitability methodologies and processes.
Demonstrated in depth understanding of common business and cost drivers, financial statement analysis, and deep-dive analysis.
Knowledge of FASB and SEC requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, tax reporting and accounting practices and International Financial Reporting.
Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management.
Proficiency in Essbase, Smart View, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Strategic Finance.
Experience using advanced visualization tools, such as; Tableau or Qlik.
Experience leading large and complex team projects with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated experience applying spend & data analytics principles and tools to optimize costs.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to deliver clear, concise, messaging to audiences of all levels.
When you join Verizon...
Youll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering Americas fastest and most reliable network, were 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 were 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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