• Senior Financial Analyst

    Location US-NC-Raleigh
    Posting date 1 month ago(10/24/2019 4:13 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 Business Finance team is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join us in Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will partner with North America (NA) sales leadership on their go-to-market financial position. This includes providing insightful reviews of how a region is progressing against its expense and workforce plan, reviewing strategic business investments, and advising on the optimal use of expense budgets. As a Senior Finance Analyst, you'll need to be able to understand complex financial problems and provide explanations and solutions that are sound and clearly communicated. You will also need to have excellent communication skills and ability to support multiple teams.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Assist in reviewing business functions' financial results following each month and quarter-end financial close; provide explanation and support of variances of budget vs. actual, as well as comparative quarters
    • Support fiscal year planning for the sales teams and assist in the development of financial-based justification for expenditures, additional investments, and expansion of new or existing locations and business activities
    • Partner with the Talent Acquisition (TA) and People (HR) teams to ensure hiring plans can be effectively carried out
    • Perform monthly financial and operational reporting with commentary
    • Analyze sales team’s financial performance and other operational KPIs in alignment with the global finance team
    • Coordinate with other global finance functions to review consolidated short and long-term global financial forecasts
    • Provide financial models and dashboards with an analysis on investment, expenses, and headcount trends, including variances of budget vs. actual and year-over-year (YoY)
    • Develop an understanding of Red Hat’s global business model in order to identify financial trends and provide value-added analysis

    Required skills

    • 5+ years of progressive financial experience including financial planning and analysis; background in a technology field supporting a sales team is a plus
    • Demonstrated business insight with an ability to think strategically and analytically
    • Results-oriented and motivated with a solid sense of personal accountability
    • Communication and presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to interact successfully with senior management
    • Problem-solving and financial-modeling skills in spreadsheets with an ability to navigate financial enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
    • Experience with Oracle business intelligence software like Hyperion (Essbase, Smart View, and Planning) as well as Tableau or Anaplan is a big plus
    • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting with a solid understanding of applied accounting and finance concepts; master's degree in business administration or the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification are a plus

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