Senior Financial Analyst – Planning & Forecasting Job Opening

Senior Financial Analyst – Planning & Forecasting


Basking Ridge, New Jersey
$85,000.00 - $108,000.00 a year
Category: Financial Analyst

What you’ll be doing...

The Finance Organization

At Verizon, we are building a world-class Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization. We have begun a comprehensive program to streamline processes, enhance systems, realign the organization and add opportunities for personal skill-building and professional growth. We’re finding new ways to add value and provide strategic support. This is the kind of work we do. We want to build leading FP&A practices within Verizon, setting the stage to become the place any FP&A professional wants to work. You can become a catalyst for change.

Consumer Headquarter FP&A Team

The Consumer Headquarter FP&A Team works on the total consumer budget, forecast and reporting, providing strategic insights into the Verizon Consumer business. We enable business decision making by building a strategic plans & partner with the business on driving customer value through operational excellence.

  • Prepares final financial plan, forecast, reporting and analysis for the total consumer segment.
  • Develops the Business Plan, Commitment View, Best View, including analysis, distribution and recommendations for management reviews.
  • Prepares final monthly analyses of business trends and budget variance of financial results and Key Performance Indicators to be used in management reviews and strategic business analysis sessions.
  • Develops the final in depth analysis of the business performance and recommend action plans; including gap closures, considerations for managing cost, growing the revenue and profitability.
  • Develops final capital planning models, reports and templates.
  • Creates cash flow statement and ad-hoc cash flow analysis/trending.
  • Defines the need for and the source of data requirements for the planning & forecasting and reporting processes.
  • Conducts the development of strategic business analysis with overlays and commentary.
  • Creates final performance reports, including business insights, ad-hoc analysis and recommendations to executive management.
  • Proactively identify possible scenarios, risks and opportunities around business performance.
  • Create profitability/costing models and oversee/communicate model updates to the Center of Excellence.
  • Develops and analyzes economic drivers of the business client (e.g. customer churn, renewals).

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field or four or more years of work experience.

  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics.

  • Understanding of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, and costing/profitability methodologies and processes.

  • Knowledge of common business and cost drivers, financial statement analysis, and deep-dive analysis.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to focus on the details.

  • Curiosity to explore data from different angles, problem solve and think critically through complex solutions.

  • Familiarity with the preparation of General Ledgers, Basic Knowledge of FASB requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Proficiency in Essbase, Smart View.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to focus on the details.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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