Red Hat Financial Business Analyst, North America Consulting in Remote, United States

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

The Red Hat North America (NA) 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 key financial performance indicators for our business. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

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 team’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

  • Enable insightful use of financial analysis techniques, tools, and concepts by providing practical counsel to business area partners and management to achieve business results

  • Increase productivity of the Business team by developing automated reporting and forecasting tools and processes

  • Understand and facilitate the integration of business processes, people, and relevant technology in order to identify, configure, and communicate useful information and to provide practical business leadership to guide business decision-making across the company; identify non-value-added processes within the department and identify alternatives

  • Improve financial performance by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions to management

  • Manage forecasting and reporting activities 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 that training materials and documentation are kept current

Required skills

  • 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 models

  • Extensive experience in financial modeling, business analysis, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), business integration, or analytics in a corporate (HQ) environment

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to think strategically

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work without direct supervision in a challenging, fast-paced environment requiring significant context switching between complex and routine tasks

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, specifically in Excel; familiarity with Google Sheets and SQL queries is a plus

  • Passion for learning and personal growth

  • Experience using enterprise business intelligence platforms like SAP BusinessObjects (BOBJ), Hyperion Financial Management, Salesforce.com (SFDC), or FinancialForce in a large corporate environment is a plus

Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

Job ID 62372

Category Consulting

Remote base Anywhere US