Full Job Description
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics, or another quantitative field, or equivalent practical experience.
4 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, or a related finance function.
Experience using SQL or another scripting language (R, Python).
Experience in working with large datasets.
Experience leading cross-functional project teams through problem-framing and problem-structuring, and communicating insights to technical management teams.
Ability to work in an ever-changing environment, and in the midst of changing timelines and quick decision-making.
Excellent project management, influence, and analytical and financial modeling skills.
About the job
Financial Analysts ensure that Google makes sound financial decisions. As a Financial Analyst, your work, whether it's modeling business scenarios or tracking performance metrics, is used by our leaders to make strategic company decisions. While working on multiple projects at a time, you are focused on the details while finding creative ways to solve big picture challenges.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is changing the way the world accesses compute power. Our Financial Planning and Analysis team supports the Product, Engineering, and Operations teams that build and sell GCP products. We are a partner and advisor to the Cloud leadership team, advising on how to invest resources to grow a sustainable business.
In this role, you will be part of the Cloud Finance team that focuses on Google Cloud growth while controlling risks. As part of the team, you will partner with the Cloud Product and Engineering teams to achieve growth goals while understanding and managing risks, and focus particularly on Profit and Loss management, analysis, and forecasting.
The name Google came from "googol," a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.
Build financial models and prepare financial updates to drive decisions and support budget setting, forecast, resource allocation, business outcomes, including new product/feature launches, pricing decisions, and spend approvals.
Work cross-functionally with other analysts, operations, and product teams to drive process improvements, improve/automate Profit and Loss Actualization, forecast update, and variance analysis.
Apply an in-depth knowledge of infrastructure costs to identify opportunities for improvement.
Manage and own processes for Databases Product Profit and Loss, including operating expense management, payroll management, analytics, and variance analysis.
Drive strategic insights for Databases Profit and Loss with Cloud Leadership and create a repeatable process for forecasting and variance analysis, including automating back-end pipelines and front-end reports.
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