Supports the strategy and planning team in all matters related to budget and finance management and budget planning. (Capex and Opex)
Manages small budget/finance team to deliver objectives. Ensures preparation of finance reports, budgets, forecast models, and accruals for various internal and external initiatives. Functions as the liaison between the various business operations functional groups impacted by a particular initiative regarding budget allocations.
Assists in technical role in the refinement & implementation of budget and forecast models, in concert with the requirements of the finance and accounting organizations.
Provide support for the operational and financial planning needs of the assigned business unit(s). This includes: budgeting and forecasting, consolidation process, business analysis and modeling, monthly financial control and reporting, expenditure governance, and other support needs as directed.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops processes where needed to refine and enhance efficiency of all Software Engineering budget related activities.
Partners with business planning finance teams to establish clear delineation of roles and responsibilities across teams and support quarterly reforecasting objectives.
Manage annual budget process and cross functional coordination of related activities to estimate all business initiatives and impact on Software Engineering Team.
Manages the month end close review, ensuring that accruals are accurate and complete. Provides input for the monthly review of expenses and capital to budget and forecast, and explains variances with operational analytics and insight.
Develops financial reports and templates as needed and ensures recurring, timely communication to key executives, and business partners. Responsible for directing, developing and executing data analysis procedures and key metric reporting
Manages risk to budgets and communicates accordingly to management and executive team.
Manages the forecast and budget process for expense and capital, and ensures all procedures and activities comply with corporate guidelines.
Manages the full cycle PO, SOW, WO and CPR processes (creation, change, tracking, receipt and closure).
Reviews departmental expenses to understand the variances both in trends and to budget and is prepared to present variances to management.
Provides ROI support for capital initiatives and works with accounting to ensure proper accounting treatment for capital versus expense coding of initiatives.
Support contractor resource headcount activities where required
Provides financial analysis specific to the needs of the assigned business unit.
Assist in preparation for weekly and monthly Divisional reviews; Assist in ad hoc information and reporting requests from the Finance and Care VPs and/or operational support team
Assist in the preparation of P&L statements, routine and special accounting reports, analyses and special Projects
Develop and implement consistent financial and operational analyses
Assist in the preparation and administration of the system capital and expense budgets
Ensure all budget preparation, P&L reports, systems, procedures and activities comply with Corporate Guidelines
Assist in analysis and negotiations with outsourcers and vendor partners
Communicate cost allocations to operation units
Identifies potential problems with any aspects of the budget process and help to provide resolution.
Selects and develops analysts, providing guidance and support as needed.
Prepare operating/capital plans and budgets in partnership with business planning leadership. Consolidate all plans from business unit(s) and prepare consolidated reporting for review.
Develop and maintain standard formats, templates, models and systems to be utilized by business unit(s) for planning purposes.
Support the Corporate Business Planning team and business unit(s) leaders, build forecast and planning models, and create reports to provide financial and operating visibility.
Prepare monthly management financial reporting, including variance reporting, capital tracking, and other various daily/weekly requirements.
Provide financial analysis (FP&A) specific to the needs of the assigned business unit(s).
Participate in the month end close review, with reporting of variances to budget and forecast. Work with accounting to ensure consistent financial reporting.
Foster a culture of consistency, accountability and continuous improvement.
Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Skills / Abilities and Knowledge
Attention to detail
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Will supervise between 1-3 employees/contractors
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to supervise and motivate others
Excellent analytical skills
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively
Solid financial management skills including forecasting, budgeting planning and, above all, keen business acumen
Strong financial modeling skills
Strong understanding of accounting principles
Strong analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Strong knowledge of financial planning tools and reporting systems
Strong spreadsheet skills, with the ability to perform financial analyses and prepare business cases
Ability to think strategically, and create and drive strategy that aligns with overall company goals, and effectively translate that strategy into actionable tactics to meet or exceed budget targets
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and make deadlines
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
Ability to influence other organizations and rally key stakeholders within the company to achieve key objectives
Ability to thoroughly test models and proactively identify solutions
Ability to define key performance indicators/metrics
Ability to document, prepare and present data-driven presentations
Mature judgment and individual initiative
Ability to communicate orally and in writing, in a clear and straightforward manner
Ability to use personal computer and software
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Accounting or Finance 4-6
People management 3+
Skills / Abilities and Knowledge
Thorough understanding of cable/telecommunications industry