• Financial Business Analyst, North America Consulting

    Location US-NC-Raleigh
    Posting date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
  • Company description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    The Red Hat North American Consulting team is looking for a Financial Business Analyst to join us. In this role, you will work directly with business and operations leadership on all tasks related to financial planning, reporting, analysis, market research, and overall business intelligence. You'll participate in the design of new financial management business practices aimed at improving implementation through monitoring and analyzing the business's key financial performance indicators.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Develop and refine key business metrics and conduct analysis to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, while evaluating possible alternatives and recommending appropriate actions across Red Hat teams
    • Match, cleanse, validate, or consolidate large datasets; conduct analysis to identify trends and guide decisions
    • Perform special projects to create or improve efficiency in business processes
    • Demonstrate appropriate understanding and working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and apply them
    • Present timely, relevant, and accurate reporting and analysis of the results of the division's performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted, and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan
    • Support regional business leaders, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Revenue team analysts by being the first point of contact for issues and questions
    • Provide an insightful use of data analysis techniques, tools, and concepts, to assess, measure and improve business results
    • Increase productivity of the business unit by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools and processes
    • Implement, automate, and maintain forecasting and reporting for consulting KPIs
    • Guide cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures, providing trends and forecasts, explaining processes and techniques, and recommending actions
    • Train new employees and ensure training material/documentation is kept current

    Required skills

    • Bachelor's degree in finance, management information systems, mathematics, or data analysis; master's degree in business administration is a plus
    • 3+ years of progressive financial or data analysis experience
    • Basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory accounting principles
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
    • Knowledge of procedural controls and data validation techniques
    • Solid analytical (quantitative as well as qualitative) skills including extracting, cleansing, and validating data, creating forecasts, and building decision support models
    • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to think strategically
    • Ability to multi-task and work independently in a challenging, fast-paced environment requiring significant context switching between complex and routine tasks
    • Passion to learn and grow
    • Experience using Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms (i.e. Oracle Business Objects, Hyperion Financial Management, Salesforce (SFDC), FinancialForce) in a corporate environment is an advantage
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, specifically MS Excel; familiarity with Google sheets, SQL queries, and data visualization tools a plus

    Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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