Senior Financial Analyst- Technology Finance

Mclean, VA
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 17, 2019
Analyst, Finance
Full Time
Our Finance team serves as a critical business partner responsible for managing all global activities related to financial performance, accounting, tax, forecasting, risk management, and asset management.What will I be doing?The Senior Financial Analyst - Technology Finance will provide analytical support for Global Technology operational and commercial/brand initiatives that drive overall financial results. You will be responsible for developing business relationships, identifying profitable opportunities, anticipating challenges, and devising and executing strategies to support Global Technology in delivering and executing on strategic objectives. You will also participate in the continuation of developing new tools and processes to align reporting conventions across the Global Technology organization in conjunction with FP&A and Corporate Accounting. You will analyze, create, review, and update coding, allocation, billing, and reporting processes to improve visibility and assist Hilton in understanding Technology operating expense.More specifically, you will:Document and prioritize tasks to ensure optimal financial results, and coordinates annual business planning process. Identify financial and/or operational opportunity and drive results through detailed analysis of operating financials, including development of annual operating plan. Develop presentations that compare data, highlight risks and focus on qualitative and quantities issues. Understand Technology expense chart of accounts, global accounting, and able to quickly pull and summarize costs related to Technology operations. Research and help to identify business drivers for Technology and reports findings and conclusions to upper management. Document and evaluate allocation processes internally to Technology, coming in and out of Technology, and educate partners on opportunities/sensitive to streamline and/or automate. Assess actual performance against targets to determine whether Technology is on target to reach goals and takes corrective actions as necessary. Ensure business plans are being followed and goals are being achieved and provide feedback accordingly. Support other corporate initiatives, including, but not limited to, financial systems-related projects (Hyperion Planning, Apptio) Evaluate and streamline business processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. Disseminate and communicate regarding assignments and projects within the department and with senior leaders/constituents from other departments, including, but not limited to FP&A, senior finance leadership, and senior Technology leadership. Lead the cross-functional links between Finance, Technology, Global Brands, Commercial Services, Accounting. Inform upper management of department's progress and advise them on key issues to help the decision-making process, particularly as it relates to current and forward financial performance and opportunities.In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely figured out by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.Provide support to SVP Finance, VP Corporate G&A and Technology Finance as required. Prepare special projects for the Director and Managers of Technology Finance on a regular basis, including financial reporting, contract analysis, project analysis, NPV analysis, etc.What are we looking for?We believe for success in this role, you possess the following attributes and skills:Strong communication skills - written and verbal - as well as comprehension skills to articulate complex analytical topics to a wide audience who may or may not be familiar with analytics or the subject matter Ability to analyze financial, statistical, and operational data Excellent interpersonal skills that build trust and instill confidence in order to motivate and influence others Self-starters who take initiative with minimal direction and understand concepts quickly Ability to collaborate with others and act in an objective manner in order to effectively solve problems and stay on track towards accomplishing organizational goals Problem solving skills to effectively and creatively find solutions for hard problems while maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity Project management skills with an aptitude for staying calm while handling multiple concurrent demands and prioritizing responsibilities Discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive informationTo fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:BA/BS Bachelor's Degree Three (3) years of finance business partner experience Ability to build financial models using Microsoft Excel It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:MS/MA Master's Degree Five (5) years of finance business partner experience Expert in Excel What will it be like to work for Hilton? Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all! EOE/AA/Disabled/Veterans

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