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Financial Analyst II, Web Performance

General & Administrative
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About the Job

This position is a key role within the Web Performance Finance team who will provide financial analysis & reporting of business results.  This role will assist with planning support to the Akamai Web Performance CFO, but also partner with other members of the Web Performance Finance team, as well as the broader Finance organization, Product Management and Engineering teams.  Key responsibilities include monthly and quarterly financial reporting, forecasting, as well as participating in the preparation of the annual planning cycles. The individual in this role will work closely with cross functional stakeholders to drive a clear understanding of business results through clear analytics, business insights and regular reporting of financial results.  This role will also require an individual who can identify, prepare and implement process improvements.


About the Team

The financial analyst will be an integral part of Akamai’s Web Performance Business Finance team and will report directly to the CFO of the Web Performance Business Unit. The Web Performance Finance team owns all financial analysis for the business unit and directly supports the General Manager and team of Product Managers, Program Managers and Engineers. The team is responsible for forecasting and analysis related to bookings and all P&L areas, including Revenue, COGS and OpEx as well as CapEx at the Divisional and Product level.




  •  Support the monthly & quarterly financial forecast processes with analysis of key metrics and reporting financial results on a regular basis
  •  Help to identify and articulate risks and opportunities relevant to the forecasting periods
  •  Prepare financial projections for key planning sessions including the Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan
  •  Analyze and create key metrics and business factors, providing operational and financial measurement tools for the Division.  Balance complexity and detailed accuracy with operational manageability and timeliness
  •  Work closely with Finance, Product Management, Program Management & Engineering to prepare critical analyses of business results (trend analysis, productivity metrics, etc.)
  •  Participate on cross-functional teams focused on process improvement and improving operational efficiencies
  •  Help to implement financial modeling improvements to enhance process efficiency and support new initiatives


Basic Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business with 5 years of experience or Master’s Degree and 3 years of related experience
  •  3 years of experience with financial analysis and reporting
  •  3 years of experience using Excel & Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint & Word)

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 and successfully lead projects and process improvements in a cross functionally environment
  •  Curious, self-starter who consistently takes the 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
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  Being a graduate of a Financial Leadership Program is a plus
  •  Familiarity with Hyperion, and Siebel
  •  Experience with process improvement tools such as continuous improvement or Lean & Six Sigma

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more at

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

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