Associate Corporate FPA Analyst in Redwood City, California, United States

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Associate Corporate FPA Analyst

Acxiom

  • Full_time
  • Industry : Information Technology and Services
  • image Redwood City, California, United States
  • Zip Code : N/A
  • image August 31st 2017

Overview

Acxiom is an industry leader in marketing and data analytics and connecting customers with the insight needed to drive business results. The Corporate FP&A team is central to enabling analysis and reporting that drives critical business decisions across the company. We are looking to expand the team by adding a Financial Analyst who will be responsible for supporting our team’s planning and forecasting activities.

The Corporate FP&A Analyst will be responsible for providing key financial planning support to Acxiom’s Shared Services Executive and Finance leadership teams. This role will be an integral part of our high-performing finance team and will report to the Director of Corporate Finance. The candidate will be a valued partner to various corporate and business leads at the company on financial planning and forecasting.
The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter, with a can-do attitude towards mee
ting challenging deadlines with a high quality of work and attention to detail. They have demonstrated an ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with excellent communication and time management skills. This candidate is also data-driven and able to synthesize multiple data sets and point of views and translate them into actionable business recommendations.

Key Responsibilities
Provide our Shared Service business partners insight to update their forecasts, ensure that information is submitted in a timely manner, and aggregate forecast data to a consolidated level so that drivers can be identified
Prepare monthly and quarterly material for Executive teams, including key updates on financial matters
Work with business partners to understand state of the business in their specific area to consolidate analysis, validate forecasts and budget, and provide corporate perspective on company’s financials
Proactively develop new management reporting tools and financial models to support initiatives related to cost management and workforce planning
Play a key role in the development of the annual plan for Corporate groups, including development of planning models and presentations
Recommend and implement enhancements to methodologies and procedures to improve financial reporting analysis and planning processes
Evaluate quality of forecasts across groups and cost accounts, analyzed against historicals, previous forecasts and budget
Participate as a super-user of financial and other analytical tools
Perform ad hoc financial reporting and analysis to support critical decision making

Qualifications – What you will need
Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting required
College Internship in Finance OR 2+ years of experience in Corporate Finance or FP&A. Experience supporting business partners is a plus.
Knowledge of financial acumen and understanding of business metrics and drivers in a complex environment
Strong analytical skills including understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and financial concepts
Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel and PowerPoint, in particular)
Experience with data analytics and enterprise level planning tools (i.e. Hyperion, Tidemark)
Proven analytical skills and technical expertise with data models and data analysis

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