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Sr.Lead - Financial Analyst

Date: Oct 13, 2019

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This position is part of the Customer Support Business Group (CSBG) – Reliant Systems Finance Group.  The team is responsible for: Revenue and Margin forecasting and close processes, Installation and Warranty Spending and Reserve Analysis, Inventory Purchases and Reserve Analysis, Cost Forecast, as well as, Ad-hoc analysis in support of strategic initiatives.

 This role has high visibility with CSBG Executive Management and offers the opportunity to work with different groups outside of CSBG Group (Regional Finance Teams, Cross Functional Gross Margin Improvement Team, Product Group Finance, Sales Operations and Revenue Recognition Group)


 Key responsibilities include:

  • Support QxR, Annual Operating Planning (AOP) and Balance Sheet Review (BSR) Cycle Planning
    • Partner with Business Operations and Product Line Management to provide financial schedules in support of all QxRs (Quarterly Operations Reviews, Quarterly Business Reviews, etc.) Balance Sheet Reviews and Annual Operating Plan
    • Publish financial schedules on a regular basis to track actual performance vs. forecast
    • Bookings, Shipments, Revenue and Gross Margin Variance Analysis
    • Support Tool Product Costing
    • Provide Inventory Analysis for Monthly/Quarterly and BSR
  • Support and Improve Financial Reporting
    • Subject Matter Expert for BPC (SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application) – develop, maintain and improve reporting capability for all Reliant Systems
    • Partner with Business Operations and Product Management to create and publish reports to aid in KPI Tracking, in support of Growth and Cost Reduction Initiatives.
  • Other areas:
    • Support Revenue Recognition group, as needed
    • Support and coordinate data gathering for Proforma submissions
    • Support strategic planning, competitor analysis, market drivers etc. across all Reliant products
    • Complete Internal Audit and SOX requests, as needed  

Required Education and Experience

  • BA required, MBA or related professional certification (CPA,CMA,CIA) preferred
  • 7-10 years of experience
  • Industry knowledge not required, but preferred


  • Strong financial systems expertise. Familiarity with SAP, BW, Business Objects Planning is a requirement.
  • Exceptional financial modeling skills using Microsoft Excel, and strong Powerpoint skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to summarize complex and technical issues / analysis into simple and clear messaging for Senior management
  • Solid interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective business partner relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Extremely detail oriented, well organized, high standard of accuracy and ability to multi-task.

Desirable skills:

  • Proactive and independent person who identifies issues and drives them to resolution
  • The person must also be driven to continuously identify and implement improvements to processes, analytics and metrics.
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