Lead Financial Analyst – Planning & Forecasting

Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ

Commission
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. This position will create and/or assist with business cases designed to align commissions structure with VZ Consumer long term value and strategic goals, new initiatives, enhanced products, as well as platforms and systems supporting indirect distribution. You’ll be required to create and maintain comprehensive analyses based on specific requests from management. Advanced financial modeling skills and the ability to track down information are crucial components for this position.

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.
Define the need for and the source of data requirements for the planning & forecasting and reporting processes.
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 we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:
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 knowledge of Excel.

Even better if you have:
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
Experience in the technology and/or telecommunications industry.
A professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA).
Knowledge 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.
Proficiency in Essbase, Teradata SQL, Smart View, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Strategic Finance.
Excellent communication skills and ability to focus on the details.
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

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