Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis

Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ

What you’ll be doing...

The Network Transformation FP&A Team

Network Transformation is Verizon’s initiative to invest and transform the company’s legacy copper network to 100% fiber optics; providing customer’s access to more and better products and services while preparing for 5G. The Network Transformation FP&A team is responsible for all aspects of the program’s financial results and forecasts while enabling and encouraging efficient capital investment and operations across our footprint. We are looking for a confident, self-starter, who’s interested in becoming a subject matter expert on the program, partnering across the business units, building financial models, and driving solid financial and operational insights.

What you’ll be doing…

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. You can have an impact on new business growth opportunities through development of business case scenarios.

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.
Develop and assess business cases for pricing on investment decisions, providing insights and support to the business.
Assess capital requirements, develop capital plan and provide recommendations on capital allocation.
Present and communicate to all levels of the business.
What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Even better if you have:
A Master's in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
Experience in the technology and/or telecommunications industry.
Motivation to learn elements of Excel’s VBA, R, and SQL
Experience in financial modeling and valuation, including driving to Free Cash Flow (FCF), and Net Present Value (NPV).
A professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA).
Project management experience.
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 leading large and complex team projects with minimal supervision.
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.

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