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Financial Analyst II

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Finance
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019786 Requisition #

About the Job


This position is a key role within the Platform Division Finance team providing financial analysis & reporting of business results. It is an opportunity to work closely with cross functional stakeholders to drive understanding of business results through analytics, business insights and regular reporting of financial results. This role requires an individual who can identify, prepare and implement process improvements. This position will partner closely with Finance Planning & Analysis, Corporate Accounting, other Business Unit finance teams along with Platform Division. Key responsibilities will include monthly and quarterly financial reporting, forecasting, as well as participating in the preparation of the annual planning cycles. This position will also be responsible for forecasting, building models for ROI analysis on business decisions and perform analysis related to various P&L areas, including Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), Operating Expenses and Capital Expenditures (CapEx).


Responsibilities


• Prepare financial projections for key planning sessions including the Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan

• Support the monthly & quarterly Network CapEx and Network COGS financial forecast processes with analysis of key metrics and reporting financial results 

• Work closely with key partners with the broader Finance teams and supporting Platform Division leaders by preparing critical analyses of business results (variance analysis, trend analysis, key metrics, ROI analysis, etc.)

• Participate on cross-functional teams focused on process improvement and improving operational efficiencies

•Implement financial modeling and reporting improvements to enhance process efficiency and support new initiatives


Basic Qualifications


• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related experience is required

• Minimum 3+ years of experience in a related Finance Role

• Minimum 3+ years of experience performing financial and ad hoc analysis using data reporting tools

• Minimum 3+ years of experience using Excel & Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint & Word), including financial modeling

• Ability to translate large amounts of data into useful information and actionable priorities•Strong English written and verbal communication skills


Desired Qualifications


• Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze complex issues and to clearly link financial results to operational performance

• Clear thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to quickly grasp new ideas, organize, understand complex information

• Successfully lead projects and process improvements in a cross functional environment

• Curious, self-starter who consistently takes initiative to address questions and build new processes and structures

• Flexible; able to successfully work independently as well as contribute towards a team’s success

• Ability to lead small projects and assignments; comfortable working through complex areas and handling change

• Strong time management skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and under tight deadlines

• Excellent interpersonal skills; can effectively interact with people across multiple levels of the organization and is very comfortable working cross functionally

• Being a graduate of a Financial Leadership Program is a plus

• Familiarity with Hyperion, Oracle is a plus

• Ability to work across a geographically dispersed organization

• Experience with developing reporting for senior management and providing strategically valuable analyses

• Ability to interpret data, develop quantitative business assumptions, and provide logical and measured conclusions, forecasts, and recommendations

• Demonstrated ability to manage tight deadlines and prioritize workloads with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment

• Experience with analytics tools such as Tableau and Excel Power along with querying language such as SQL, Excel macros and Query

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About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit www.akamai.com and follow @AkamaiCareers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at www.akamai.com/diversity.


Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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