Role and Responsibilities
Manages complex data and develops business analyses to support business strategy and operational plans.
Works independently to construct complex statistical and financial models to trend and forecast business performance at multiple levels based on historical and forecasted data. Develops go-forward business plan recommendations based on potential risks and returns.
Defines the metrics required to measure business performance, compares actual data to forecasted values, and develops the process for identifying and addressing performance gaps.
Works with cross-functional teams across the entire span of business to interview, collect data, analyze and provide recommendations.
Works with business partners to develop and prepare business cases for major initiatives. Acts as a consultant to identify goals and objectives, conducts thorough analysis (ROI, SWOT) and provides objective recommendations using sound methodology.
Manages the monthly finance closing process to include auditing, supplying detail for appropriate reconciliation and preparing monthly narratives describing any trends or issues found. Regularly reports on financial metrics to ensure business performance maintains scalability and profitability.
Works closely with finance team to develop quarterly and annual OPEX plans, incorporating business strategy, seasonality and business trends.
Manages complex and sensitive information, (e.g. financial information) with a high level of security, accuracy and integrity. Uses an effective audit process to ensure accuracy upon first submission of financial data. Ensures timely submission of required data for dependent processes.
Identifies cutting-edge financial models for forecasting financial performance; continuously innovates ways of viewing and measuring the business to trend performance and identify areas of focus.
Education and Experience Required
Typically 4-6 years of experience in strategy, planning, operations, finance, strategy and planning, or related functional area. Bachelor's degree required. MBA preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of Excel (Advanced) and basic statistical analysis
Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology and the ability to manage complex data requests.
Excellent analytical thinking, technical analysis, and large dataset manipulation skills.
Ability to learn and draw on new analytical techniques to develop creative approaches to business analysis.
Strong business acumen and technical knowledge within area of responsibility.
Very strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong project and task management skills.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships cross-functionally, internally and externally.
Ability to lead and act as a member of cross-functional teams.
Ability to identify and summarize relevant trends from market and industry data.
Ability to apply a growth mindset to all aspects of the role.
Knowledge of HP and HP.com business
Prior experience in complex strategic business analysis (build/buy, invest/divest, etc.)
Prior experience in analysis of sales or call center environments
MBA with focus in Finance