• Senior Financial Analyst

    Location US-NC-Raleigh
    Posting date 3 weeks ago(11/18/2019 7:51 AM)
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  • 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 Revenue Forecasting team is looking for a Financial Analyst to join us in Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will be a member of the Global Financial Planning and Analysis team. You will lead short-term and long-term revenue forecasting and planning, analyze our global performance, and support monthly and quarterly external and internal reporting. To be successful in this role, you'll need to clearly communicate solutions to complex financial matters to cross-functional teams in multiple geographies. As a Financial Analyst, you will need to have excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to think strategically and analytically with limited direct guidance. You should be detail-oriented with the ability to understand business and financial dynamics from a high level. This position provides a great opportunity to make a change in the direction of Red Hat’s revenue forecasting and analysis.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Lead fiscal year planning and monthly forecasting for subscription and consolidated revenue
    • Analyze global performance, both financial and other revenue KPIs, in alignment with business finance and regional revenue accounting teams
    • Develop an understanding of Red Hat’s global business model to identify financial trends and provide value-added analysis
    • Provide support to the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) consolidation manager for ad hoc requests and preparation of financial analysis for executives, as requested
    • Assist with the development of financial models and dashboards
    • Produce weekly revenue reporting, providing visibility into current performance and assessment against targets
    • Work with global revenue counterparts to review financial and transactional results and assess the potential effect on forecast
    • Increase productivity by developing automated reporting and forecasting tools that will integrate with the financial and operational tools used by the company

    Required skills

    • 5+ years of progressive financial analysis or accounting experience, including modeling and forecasting; background in a technology field is a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree with solid understanding of applied accounting concepts, core financial statements, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); accounting or finance degree is preferred
    • Problem-solving and financial-modeling skills, including the ability to identify and quantify the business impact of opportunities with limited information   
    • Motivated with a sense of personal accountability and excellent interpersonal skills 
    • Demonstrated business insight, including cross-functional interdependencies, with an ability to think strategically and analytically
    • Ability to work extended hours during quarter-end close and forecasting cycles

    The following are considered a plus:


    • Familiarity with revenue recognition standards (ASC 605/606)
    • Experience within the technology industry
    • Experience with SAP Business Objects, Oracle Hyperion, Salesforce.com (SFDC), and Tableau

    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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