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Finance Manager - Planning and Forecasting

Company: Verizon
Location: Irving
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

When you join Verizon Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We're a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward - and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.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, improve 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.

Financial Planning and Analytics Services Team

As a member of the Financial Planning and Analytics (FPAS) team, you will act as the primary liaison between business unit (BU) FP&A teams and the FPAS organization, partnering with business unit finance to identify and prioritize areas of continued improvement and required solutions to address their reporting, analysis, planning and data needs. The Partner Enablement Manager will also partner with capability leads across FPAS to socialize customer requirements and provide guidance on service offerings.

  • Acting as the main interaction point for the BU FP&A team on strategic matters and escalations regarding the FPAS.
  • Working with BU partners to understand needs and provides input to for FPAS level strategy and roadmaps.
  • Managing FPAS support for financial planning, budgeting and forecasting, analytics & insight and data management to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of commitments.
  • Working with the budget and planning capability team to develop the BU annual budget and interim forecasting.
  • Giving authoritative feedback and advises finance business partners on risk and opportunity considerations that the business may use in achieving targets.
  • Providing value to the enterprise by applying financial acumen and leadership skills to deliver high quality financial data, insight and recommended courses of action to internal customers.
  • Analyzing, interprets and summarizes business results, identifying potential issues/risks and proposing solutions to mitigate these issues/risks.
  • Developing and reporting on SLAs in line with BU partner needs and cascades operational requirements to FPAS delivery teams.
  • Receiving BU feedback on SLAs and creates resolution / mitigation plans.
  • Presenting results to Senior Management on a monthly basis.
  • Reviewing, analysing and interpreting financial results and anticipates potential questions / responses from Senior Management.
  • Ensuring financial integrity & compliance at all levels throughout the business.
  • Working across the FPAS team on digital initiatives that will simplify and automate services provided and expand self-service capabilities for their clients.Where you'll be working...In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.What we're looking for... You'll need to have:
    • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or four or more years of work experience.
    • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience in project management.
    • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time.Even better if you have one or more of the following:
      • A Master's in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
      • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite.
      • Experience in the technology and/or telecommunications industry.
      • Knowledge of digital tools such as Qlik, Thought spot, Data Warehousing.
      • A professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA).
      • Strong analytical with the ability to structure business case around a high-level strategic vision.
      • Strong strategic skills, with the ability to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations.
      • Knowledge 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.
      • Knowledge of FASB and SEC requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, tax reporting and accounting practices and International Financial Reporting.
      • Experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management.
      • Knowledge of Essbase, Smart View, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Strategic Finance.
      • Experience in leading large and complex team projects with minimal direct supervision.If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every "even better" qualification listed above.This role may be considered as part of the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program.Equal Employment Opportunity We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our page to learn more.

Keywords: Verizon, Irving , Finance Manager - Planning and Forecasting, IT / Software / Systems , Irving, Texas

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