Financial Analyst III
Western Digital - Irvine, CA

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Financial Analyst to partner and interface with Marketing team and support the financial decision making process. Analyst will report, analyze, and interpret financial and operating data for division management. Such reporting analysis and interpretation will include forecasting of revenue, cost and expense analysis as well as market, region and product segment reviews. Will be required to develop internal and external contacts to accomplish objectives and support ad hoc analyses as required by business partners. Self-motivated individual will be required to organize, plan, and execute assigned duties related to issues of various complexities to meet deadlines in a busy environment. Travel may be occasionally required. Essential Functions Responsible for the maintenance and update of the Finance Tools (13 weeks model, Channel model, MSM’s etc.) Primary Finance reference contact for any question from Marketing and Sales in the given business unit. Support Finance Team, as required. Extensive variance and bridging analysis by volume, capacity, price and product mix for actuals vs. forecast. Calculate monthly sales performance metrics, volume projections, quarterly inventory levels and gross margin for internal reporting and analysis. Prepared to represent given business unit at Pre-Outlook in preparation of the bi-weekly Financial Outlook. Gather information from a variety of levels of managements, track change and effect to the forecast, ensure forecasts reflects current market environment, which changes daily. Practices good judgment, discretion and confidentiality of sensitive information regarding finance information. Other duties may be assigned, such as variable compensation support.
        Education, Certifications, and/or Licenses and Experience (Minimum Requirements): Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business or equivalent experience. 2 – 4 years of related work experience. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities High tech industry and experience desirable. Prior revenue forecasting or expense control experience desirable. Regularly uses advanced functions of Excel in very large and complex documents. Will have to develop and create Excel files for specific needs. Will have to create Power Point for support of meetings with VP Level. Understanding of GAAP standards, practices and procedures. Basic understanding of financial modeling. Will have to develop and create Excel files for specific needs. Working knowledge of Oracle software. Clearly communicate in verbal and written forms. Present and discuss technical information in a way that gains understanding and persuades others. Provide solutions to a variety of financial problems of moderate scope and complexity. Read, analyze, and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate percentages, draw and interpret pie charts, bar graphs and other graphs. Compute rate, ratio, and percents. Strong analytical skills. Present credible image. Develops and maintain effective working relationships with others. Maintain strict confidentiality. Conduct business in ethical manner.

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