Sr. Financial Analyst

Ciena Corporation
Baltimore, MD
Apr 06, 2021
Apr 12, 2021
Full Time
Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation. We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day. This means that when you digitally interact in your world - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or loved one - your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies. Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL.What will you do at Ciena?Ciena is seeking a creative, dynamic Senior Financial Analyst who thrives on change and approaches all facets of the job with a continuous improvement mindset. As the Financial Analyst supporting the IT function within Ciena, the individual should be customer focused, adaptable and skilled in the art of translating complex financial concepts and data into consumable information that can help organizational leaders with their decision making. This role requires strong interpersonal skills with the ability to help challenge and influence senior organizational leaders. The IT organization has embarked on a multi-year transformational journey that requires a strong analyst from the finance organization to help guide them. The individual in this role will interact with and present to senior leaders and must be able to translate financial information into meaningful business analysis. This role will assist with long term strategic plans, annual operating budgets, quarterly business metrics, and business cases for key initiatives and projects.Your ResponsibilitiesStrategy and Strategic Plan:Contribute to the development of the financial models to support the 3-year global strategic planPartner cross functionally with procurement, accounting, and other organizations to help identify opportunities for cost containment and reductionAnnual Operating Plan:Assist with the annual IT business plan development and budgeting process, as well as semi-annual outlook processReview cost center structure for IT and provide recommendations for improvement/streamliningMaintain allocation model for allocating IT costs across the organizationQuarterly Financial Review:Develop detailed financial reporting, forecasting and analysis package to support quarterly business reviews, including development and tracking of management metrics (KPIs)Facilitates expense reviews as compared to budgetsLead the outlook processMonthly Planning, Forecasting & Reporting:Financial variance analysis, and action plans to improve financial performanceDevelop and update forecasts for expense and capital expendituresReview and authorize purchase ordersReconcile HeadcountTrack project costs and ensure it is aligned to budgetAssist in monthly close process for accruals, prepaids and capitalizationProjects and Key Initiatives:Provide financial support, modeling, and business case development/analysis for major initiativesProvides adhoc financial analysis presentationsConducts multiple financial scenarios in order to mitigate riskManage cost transparency models for ITRequired SkillsStrong Excel and modeling skillsDemonstrated ability to gather and analyze large amounts of data at a macro and micro levelExcellent finance, planning and accounting skillsStrong commercial business acumenStrong interpersonal, communication and presentation skillsKnowledge of financial and ERP systems such as Oracle and HyperionExperience with financial planning software like Anaplan a plusProven ability to monitor financial discipline and accountability within a global support organizationPreferred Experience5-7 years of progressive experience in business operations in the areas of financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and general accountingBachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business ManagementPrevious business experience in an international organizationExperience assisting with strategy development and implementationExperience with Technology Business Management (TBM) desirableGlobal IT experience is highly desirable#LI-CNAboutCienaCienais a network strategy and technology companywith apassion to provide an experience, to you and our customers that is as rewarding as the outcome.We attract the best and brightest- those with outstanding talent, motivation, and the right attitude to contribute to our success. Our culture balances our openness and informality with professionalism and trust and is built on the foundation of our core values: Customer First, Integrity, Velocity, Innovation, and Outstanding People.Ciena enables everyone to have a voice and a network that supports them while on the journey to discovering theirpassion and purpose. We trusteach individualto do what they can to reach their full potential and make an impact on the business, whenever, wherever they are in the world.With Ciena's highly innovative, forward-thinking businesspractices, we reward people for pushing the boundaries.Unlock your potential at Ciena!Being You @ CienaAs part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we want to foster an environment that values and respects all individual's strengths, perspectives, ideas, and ability to meet the needs of our customers globally. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status or any other category protected by applicable law. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.Cienais also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific accommodation measuresrequiredforyou to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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