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Financial Planner & Analyst

Silicon Valley

Vyond is seeking an experienced Financial Planner & Analyst to act as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support ‘optimal’ business decision making. This role will be a key asset in the future growth of the company. This individual will be responsible for the Company’s annual budgeting process, quarterly forecast, operating plan variance analysis and special projects. S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparing board presentations, financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, industry/peer group comparisons, new business opportunities, acquisition analysis and other projects requested by senior management.

This position reports to the Head of Finance.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and enhance financial plans including budgeting and modeling, and strategic planning of various revenue and expenses drivers to drive insightful analyses.
  • Develop thorough understanding of interdependencies of all P&L line items and profitability drivers.
    Work with individual departments to prepare budgets and consolidate them into one overall company budget.
  • Provide analyses and trends on business by departments, region or business unit, and perform variance analyses to explain differences in performance and make improvement going forward.
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures.
  • Examine and evaluate the cost-efficiency of each department of the company, in light of what percentage of the company’s financial resources each department consumes.
  • Understand accounting rules governing the financials and facilitate analysis and understanding of impact when accounting rules change.
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in marketing programs, new campaign rollouts as well as new projects.
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes.
  • Assist with the company’s Business Intelligence initiatives and projects.
  • Continuously improve and streamline the financial management processes including monthly reporting and forecasting.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA highly preferred
  • 4+ years experience in financial planning & analysis, business analysis or equivalent experience in software or high tech industry
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Accounting/GAAP and finance knowledge
  • Broad business knowledge and a good understanding of business best practices
  • Must be able to manage projects across multiple departments with limited supervisions
  • Experience in financial modeling and data driven financial analysis
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Capable of handling and intelligently analyzing a mountain of different types of data and data evaluation metrics
  • Great problem solver – able to decipher the various puzzle pieces that constitute a company’s finances and envision putting the pieces together to formulate a variety of possible growth scenarios
  • Ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on capacity

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