Finance Analyst - Services; FP&A
Area of InterestFinance
What You’ll Do
Is business partnership at the core of your finance profession? Are you seeking the opportunity to exploit the full potential of your analytical, finance and eye for business? Are you ready to impact profitability of one of the most admired technology leaders? If so, this opportunity is for you.
You will be an integral part of the Sales & Services Finance team who are key business partners to Cisco’s sales organization covering the whole of EMEAR. The broader team is responsible for driving and shaping deals, budgeting, forecasting, analysing and reporting activities across the P&L including Bookings, Revenue, Gross Margin and Operating Expenses. You will be a key member of the Financial Planning & Analysis team in EMEAR, reporting to the Director of FP&A and Finance Operations, and will be front and centre of understanding our Services portfolio, analysing the risks and opportunities we see in the business as we deliver our product and services plans, and how this links to the overall P&L, whilst also managing the OpEx budgets. You will work with and influence sales leadership team in all areas of financial performance, and drive innovation within the organisation to enable the maximization of growth and profitability and will also be responsible for ensuring the operating environment adheres to defined corporate compliance and controls as well as Cisco wide company policies.
Who You'll Work With
We are a diverse team who wants to know the answer - constantly trying to make sense of the complexity of the day to day business, simplify for the rest of the organisation, and add insight and value to our partners. We partner with the EMEAR Services Team to help drive our business forward and understand the portfolio. We work with our local Sales & Service Finance Teams to understand their business, help educate them around the services portfolio and identify risks and opportunities in the business. We work with our WW teams to ensure that the business understands the opportunities ahead of our organisation. We partner the Sales VP for EMEAR, supporting the VP of Finance across a wide array of topics from forecast accuracy to how we align our organisation with our operating expenditure. You will not be bored - we operate in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
Who You are
You are a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Finance Analyst who is driven to learn and grow within the Cisco organization. You are a dynamic, qualified finance professional with 3-5 years experience, willing to use your strong influencing skills in a large, complex organisation. You have a proven business partnership record in your finance profession and are seeking the opportunity to exploit the full potential of your analytical, finance and eye for business. You will have good communication skills (both written and verbal), a strong analytical mindset with high attention to detail and the ability to work effectively under time pressure.
You are ready to impact the profitability of one of the most admired technology leaders. You have excellent interpersonal skills with confidence and strength to push back and challenge where needed and have experience, or an interest, in working in the Technology / Telecoms / IT industry.
Our minimum requirements for this role::
- Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with strong commercial awareness
- Consistent record in a business partner environment
- Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills, with a strong ability to deal with large volumes of data and financial modelling skills
We Are Cisco
#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!
But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)
Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
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