Friday, December 2, 2011

Finance Analyst - Advanced Services Vacancy | Cisco Careers



Requisition #: R899788
Location: UNITED STATES.GEORGIA.ATLANTA
Job Title: Finance Analyst - Advanced Services
Region: AMERICAS
Area of Interest: Finance
Level of Experience: Experienced - Non Manager
Flexible Work Option: No

Job Description: It's an exciting time to work at Cisco. Every day we connect people to the network and make it come to life. Whether it's using e-learning to educate students far from city centers or downloading the entire Library of Congress in seconds, our networking technology has not only revolutionized the way people do things, but who they are.

People are more informed, more efficient, and more involved. With all forms of communications converging onto the network, Cisco is entering an exciting new era. The concept of the network as the platform for transforming life's experiences is no longer a possibility: It is quickly becoming a reality. And Cisco is leading the experience.

Senior Finance Business Analyst supporting the Americas Service Provider Advanced Services (AS) Business.
- Provides monthly, quarterly, and annual expense management vs. assigned budgets and overall cost reporting. This includes tracking of delivery, partner and shared COGS. Also maintains pro-forma costing per customer account.

- Partners with the delivery and operations teams on financial policies, processes, forecasting and tools. Lead financial support for Oracle projects and roadmap development.

- Works cross-functionally to streamline processes and drive automation to deliver improved business intelligence

- Forecasts, analyzes, prepares and recommends changes to financial and operational information. Integral in creation of budgets/forecasts and driving team toward achieving the desired goals, while ensuring compliance to internal standards.

- Collects and analyzes financial and business information, communicating the information and impact to the organization.

- Maintains and generates accurate accounting records and support/analysis for entries to ledgers.


3rd Party Material Analyst: TPMBU
- Provides monthly, quarterly, and annual expense management vs. assigned budgets and overall cost reporting. This includes tracking of delivery COGS, material COGS and associated royalties.

- Forecasts, analyzes, prepares and recommends changes to financial and operational information. Integral in creation of budgets/forecasts and driving team toward achieving the desired goals, while ensuring compliance to internal standards.


Skills required
- Strong analytical skills with ability to understand and communicate the meaning of the data being presented.

- Good communication skills and presentation skills, along with the ability to influence

- Solid PC and Excel skills required (experience in Business Objects and Essbase helpful)

- Results oriented and a self-starter

- Team player that can help drive process improvements

- Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting the best methods and techniques of obtaining solutions


Education background recommended

BS degree and 7 years of related experience or CPA/MBA and 5 years of related experience. Broad knowledge and experience in participating in the development of business plans, budgets, financial summaries and/or statements. Understands interdependency of financial accounts and functions. Has a broad knowledge of U.S. GAAP and its application.

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