Red Hat Financial Business Analyst, North America Consulting in Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Red Hat North American Consulting team is looking for a Financial Business Analyst to join us. In this role, you will work directly with business and operations leadership on all tasks related to financial planning, reporting, analysis, market research, and overall business intelligence. You'll participate in the design of new financial management business practices aimed at improving implementation through monitoring and analyzing the business's key financial performance indicators.
Primary job responsibilities
Develop and refine key business metrics and conduct analysis to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, while evaluating possible alternatives and recommending appropriate actions across Red Hat teams
Match, cleanse, validate, or consolidate large datasets; conduct analysis to identify trends and guide decisions
Perform special projects to create or improve efficiency in business processes
Demonstrate appropriate understanding and working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and apply them
Present timely, relevant, and accurate reporting and analysis of the results of the division's performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted, and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan
Support regional business leaders, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Revenue team analysts by being the first point of contact for issues and questions
Provide an insightful use of data analysis techniques, tools, and concepts, to assess, measure and improve business results
Increase productivity of the business unit by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools and processes
Implement, automate, and maintain forecasting and reporting for consulting KPIs
Guide cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures, providing trends and forecasts, explaining processes and techniques, and recommending actions
Train new employees and ensure training material/documentation is kept current
Bachelor's degree in finance, management information systems, mathematics, or data analysis; master's degree in business administration is a plus
3+ years of progressive financial or data analysis experience
Basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory accounting principles
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Knowledge of procedural controls and data validation techniques
Solid analytical (quantitative as well as qualitative) skills including extracting, cleansing, and validating data, creating forecasts, and building decision support models
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to think strategically
Ability to multi-task and work independently in a challenging, fast-paced environment requiring significant context switching between complex and routine tasks
Passion to learn and grow
Experience using Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms (i.e. Oracle Business Objects, Hyperion Financial Management, Salesforce (SFDC), FinancialForce) in a corporate environment is an advantage
Excellent Microsoft Office skills, specifically MS Excel; familiarity with Google sheets, SQL queries, and data visualization tools a plus
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Job ID 62372