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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

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Company: Verizon Wireline

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Date Posted: July 1, 2014

Source: Verizon Wireline

Responsibilities Leads a team of professionals that provides oversight of processes with in?depth analytical support and analysis for the budgeting and forecasting of departmental/business unit performance. Provides detailed feedback, insight and recommendations to the business on its financial performance, focusing on key drivers. Explains "the story", as well as the risks and opportunities related to the business needs and subsequently develops and initiates action plans to close any identified gaps. This is a position that is highly visible and requires a solid understanding of the business and cost drivers. Possesses the ability to lead and motivate teams, exhibiting strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal. Value is provided to the enterprise by identifying improvements to finance processes in order to provide timely, accurate information to decision makers.
* Contributes to the development of the overall strategy of the Finance organization.
* Provides Subject Matter Expertise when needed for ...

Responsibilities Leads a team of professionals that provides oversight of processes with in?depth analytical support and analysis for the budgeting and forecasting of departmental/business unit performance. Provides detailed feedback, insight and recommendations to the business on its financial performance, focusing on key drivers. Explains "the story", as well as the risks and opportunities related to the business needs and subsequently develops and initiates action plans to close any identified gaps. This is a position that is highly visible and requires a solid understanding of the business and cost drivers. Possesses the ability to lead and motivate teams, exhibiting strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal. Value is provided to the enterprise by identifying improvements to finance processes in order to provide timely, accurate information to decision makers.
* Contributes to the development of the overall strategy of the Finance organization.
* Provides Subject Matter Expertise when needed for strategic projects, special reports and new initiatives.
* Develops and implements policies and procedures in accordance with overall corporate policies and procedures.
* Analyze monthly department spending and communicate trends/recommendations to senior management.
* Work with department heads to manage spending, identify problem areas and support the financial aspects of new projects.
* Responsible for departmental budgets and forecasts including monthly/quarterly forecasts, mid?year forecasts and annual budgets.
* Monitors internal controls and assists in developing controls or policies to mitigate identified risks.
* Manages a team(s) of professional direct reports that may include budgeting, forecasting, analysis as well as value?added support to various finance processes.
* Oversees the preparation of monthly reports and variance analysis for management review, participates in short and long range financial planning, forecasting and ad hoc financial reports.
* Prepare and design ancillary business/financial models and other special projects as needed.
* Has budgetary responsibility for their organization.
* Create internal management reports for monthly, quarterly and yearly financial results and prepare commentaries or recommendations for senior management. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, related field or equivalent experience required Master's in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or equivalent preferred Professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA, CFA) preferred 6+ years financial analysis experience with a strong management background required Proven leadership skills with ability to effectively manage a team in a fast paced, quickly changing, and high pressure environment Advanced understanding of report query and design Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially in Excel and PowerPoint Strong written and oral communications skills Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management Equal Employment Opportunity We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.

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