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Finance Manager

Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000027550

Description

Western Digital®

 
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Financial Analyst to partner and interface with Marketing team and support the financial decision making process. Analyst will report, analyze, and interpret financial and operating data for division management. Such reporting analysis and interpretation will include forecasting of revenue, cost and expense analysis as well as market, region and product segment reviews. Will be required to develop internal and external contacts to accomplish objectives and support ad-hoc analyses as required by business partners. Self-motivated individual will be required to organize, plan, and execute assigned duties related to issues of various complexities to meet deadlines in a busy environment. Travel may be occasionally required.


Essential Functions:

  • Full responsibility for the revenue forecast process for all assigned business segments
  • Responsible for month-end and quarter-end close for assigned functional organization(s)
  • Extensive variance and bridging analysis for actuals vs. forecast.
  • Prepares reports and analysis for Business Reviews
  • Responsible for ensuring all timelines are met and communicating status and results to finance and assigned functional management
  • Thorough understanding of cost drivers for each organization within assigned functional area
  • Full responsibility for the budget process for all assigned functional groups.
  • Responsible for month-end and quarter-end close for assigned functional organization(s)
  • Extensive variance and bridging analysis for actuals vs. forecast
  • Prepares reports and analysis for Business Reviews
  • Responsible for ensuring all timelines are met and communicating status and results to finance and assigned functional management
  • Thorough understanding of cost drivers for each organization within assigned functional area
  • Partners with customers (department heads) to optimize spending within budget constraints
  • Responsible for reviewing and processing all purchase requisitions and check requests for customers
  • Ad hoc analyses as required
  • Practices good judgment, discretion and confidentiality regarding finance information
  • Organizes, plans, and performs assigned duties related to highly complex issues with little to no supervision to meet deadlines in a busy environment.  Other duties may be assigned


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Mathematics or equivalent. MBA preferred
  • Revenue planning or expense budgeting experience in a high tech or consumer products industry
  • 8+ years wide-ranging financial analysis experience including extensive Excel modeling, forecasting and budgeting
  • 3-4 years Managerial Experience
  • Must be highly independent worker
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • High tech industry and experience desirable. Prior revenue forecasting or expense control experience desirable
  • Regularly uses advanced functions of Excel in very large and complex documents
  • Will have to develop and create Excel files for specific needs
  • Will have to create Power Point for support of meetings with VP Level
  • Will interact on an individual level with VP level in various organizations
  • Knowledge of GAAP standards, practices and procedures
  • Thorough understanding of financial modeling, business decision modeling and budgeting
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills a must
  • Advanced MS Excel skills. Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Other database experience a plus
  • Read, analyze, and interpret documents such as scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Write complex reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals and policy manuals using excellent grammar, correct punctuation and spelling, cohesive structure, concise wording and appropriate tone
  • Speak effectively one-on-one and in medium group situations
  • Effectively present information to top management
  • Develop and deliver effective oral presentations
  • Apply algebra and geometry to practical situations
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form
  • Deal  with multiple, complex abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast pace environment
  • Present proactive, credible, professional approach in all matters
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Conduct business in ethical manner
  • Elicit timely cooperation from employees at all levels in other functional areas
  • Develop/maintain good working relationships with internal personnel and/or external contacts
  • Respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints from management

Degree of Supervision

  • Exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.
  • Complexity
  • Works on complex tasks that require in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Deals with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Requires good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. 

ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL
 
Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 
 
Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.
 
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