Strategic Financial Analyst

 New York, View, United States

 Full Time

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Job Type Full-time Full Job Description This role may also be located in our Playa Vista, CA campus. Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Redwood City, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles, CA, USA. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, or equivalent practical experience. 4 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, corporate finance, or accounting. Experience writing SQL queries and retrieving data from relational databases. Preferred qualifications: Experience and comfortable using SQL to extract and manipulate data, building reporting dashboards. Experience in programming languages such as R, Python. Understanding trends, forecasting business, developing insights, turning them into strategies with high impact, and financial modeling skills. Ability to interact with leaders in Sales and Strategy and Operations teams on a daily basis, with strong communication and partnership skills. Ability to motivate colleagues and collaborate effectively to help influence leadership with impeccable business judgment. Excellent quantitative, written, presentation, innovation, organization, and detail-oriented skills. Eagerness to further develop these skills. About the job Financial Analysts ensure that Google makes sound financial decisions. As a Financial Analyst, your work, whether it's modeling business scenarios or tracking performance metrics, is used by our leaders to make strategic company decisions. Working on multiple projects at a time, you are focused on the details while finding creative ways to take on big picture challenges. As someone who knows the workings of the core Finance team inside and out, you'll lead individual projects to transform planning, tracking and control processes. You'll provide senior level management with insightful recommendations, planning and reporting support. Ads Finance is part of Google’s Financial Planning and Analysis organization, providing financial and analytical support to Google’s business organization. Our work is integral to the operations and strategic decision-making of the commercial teams across all our advertising products. From understanding market and usage trends to exploring the productivity and returns on our various investments, the Finance organization is an important partner and adviser to the commercial leaders. In this role, you will provide Finance support to sales leadership, driving decisions around resource allocation and business growth management. The name Google came from "googol," a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business. Responsibilities Provide executives (e.g. Business and Finance Vice Presidents/Managing Directors) with clear insights into drivers of business growth, risks, and opportunities. Partner with leaders in the sales organization to understand drivers of business growth and drive business for Google’s properties. Engage cross-functional and Product Finance teams to drive scalable analyses, tools, and insights. Lead decision-making on investment strategies for products, identification of key market drivers for business generation and business profitability, and resource allocation. Analyze financial results and key performance metrics on a periodic basis to support decision-making. Build and maintain long-term financial models to understand the viability of projects, analyze expected returns, and support long-term resource allocation. Provide decision support for day-to-day operations and macro level projects through financial analysis. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.
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