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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Financial Analyst 5

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

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  
  • BA required, MBA or related professional certification (CPA,CMA,CIA) preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • 5-8 years of experience
  • Industry knowledge not required, but preferred


  • Strong financial systems expertise. Familiarity with SAP, BW, Business Objects Planning is a requirement.
  • Extremely detail oriented, well organized, high standard of accuracy and ability to multi-task.
  • 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.
  • 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.





Our work is everywhere you look – even if you can’t actually see it.  Lam Research goes deeper than software or chips to the heart of the process that enables chip creation.   So if you want to help power the components that empower everything, join us.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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