Financial Planning & Forecasting Manager

Verizon - Ashburn, VA

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

This role will support the Marketing division within Verizon Business Group.

Responsibilities Include:
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.
Identify complex business performance issues and present insights on the consolidated internal reports and external presentations.
Be a trusted advisor providing value-added decision support and guidance to executive management.
Provide strategic financial and operational insights utilizing recurring performance reports, ad-hoc analysis and performance reviews.
Project managing financial reporting and improvements to data management and processes.
Rethinking reporting to graphically present data, including the use of data visualization tools.
Perform complex financial analysis to determine financial viability, risks, and rewards.
Prepare and review financial summary with the executive leadership team and make appropriate business 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.
Partner with various stakeholders across Verizon including other business units, IT and Accounting.
Present and communicate to all levels of the business.
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.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Project management experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Access 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).
Experience leading large and complex team projects independently.
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.
Knowledge of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, and costing/profitability methodologies and processes.
Demonstrated in depth knowledge 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, Hyperion Strategic Finance, Tableau, Qlik.
When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re 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 we’re 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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