Sr Financial Analyst-CPX

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Alternate Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Area of Interest
  • Compensation Range
    84400 USD - 112600 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Cisco’s Customer & Partner Experience (CPX) is one of the fastest-growing organizations to lead the company’s transformation to a SaaS model. We are seeking an all-star Senior Financial Analyst – as part of a newly formed team – to support the executives of this organization. Are you ready for the challenge?


You will join CPX Finance as a Senior Financial Analyst leading all aspects of CPX’s functional budgets and investment deployment. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:


  • Support case development for funding requests
  • Work closely with functional leaders and business operations to rationalize budgets
  • Maintain projection models to support the annual budgeting cycle


  • Prepare and facilitate monthly forecasting
  • Ensure activities are accurately forecasted, and forecasted activities are accurately driven
  • Recommend risk/opportunity adjustments with an objective point of view
  • Maintain headcount forecast modeling with a high degree of precision

Reporting & Analysis

  • Prepare and distribute spend reports; validate transactional expenditures
  • Build and maintain analyses, trends, and metrics to influence/drive spending efficiency

Transactions & Compliance

  • Perform cost estimation to assess affordability for resource acquisition
  • Facilitate transactional execution including partner agreement, compliance check, and system processing
  • Advise the business on transactional accounting treatments and impact on the forecast
  • Be an ambassador of Cisco’s financial policies – educate the business, implement the policies, coordinate audits and remedial actions

Accounting Close

  • Track QTD actuals and to-go activities to assess risks/opportunities in the forecast
  • Coordinate timely and accurate PO accruals and closures
  • Partner with Accounting on capitalized costs, amortization, and payroll entries
  • Reconcile general ledgers against forecasted spending; identify and resolve gaps

Operational Improvement & Special Projects

  • Maintain alignment of departmental and P&L hierarchies
  • Identify, recommend and facility operational improvement
  • Provide support in special projects (Zero Based Budgeting, Agile Forecasting, Comp Strategy, Cost Classification)


CPX’s Executives, Business Operations Managers, Central FP&A, Accounting


As a highly motivated Finance professional with a solution attitude, you apply critical thinking to tackle problems. You are able to work independently, and deliver on short-term commitments while building for the long haul.

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • BS degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics (MBA and/or certification a plus)
  • 4+ years of validated experience with a background in finance and accounting
  • Strong command of complex data modeling using Microsoft Excel, such as the utilization of pivot tables, vlookup, hlookup, sumif, sumifs, countif, if/and/or
  • Ability to lead live Webex meetings and perform on-the-spot data analysis
  • Capability to transform large data sets into digestible summaries
  • Succinct communication; ability to connect the dots from the numbers to the business
  • Familiarity with finance tools (Business Object, Hyperion/Essbase, FinABC)

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data travelling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and size to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognise our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco


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