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Senior Financial Analyst - Acacia

Cisco Systems Inc.
Maynard, MA 01754
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The Senior Financial Analyst will support Acacias R&D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) functions, with a dotted line partnership matrix to the Operations, Sales, and Procurement functions.  The R&D and PLM organizations are responsible for planning the Corporations cutting-edge product development pipeline and managing to an affordability model and product availability schedule.  The role will also have full P&L visibility and will be partially responsible for ensuring the company is on track to reach its Gross Margin targets. 

Key Essential Functions

  • Provide management and guidance regarding internal pricing decisions and approval guidelines, and help lead corporate cost reduction initiatives as part of the gross margin adherence. 
  • Managing the organizations mix profile and variance to plan within Acacias myriad product families and will also play a role in overall product cost management.
  • Independently and proactively analyze financial information and develop solutions to complex problems.
  • Consistently utilize and apply advanced financial modeling, accounting, business and risk management skills.
  • Provide varying levels of advice and financial information to operational business groups or partner organizations to drive the business decision-making process.
  • Support business by analyzing variances / trends, and develop financial forecasts that are consistent with the business objectives of the organization. 
  • Provide information and counsel in the areas of controls/risk management, budgeting and planning, pricing, cost, marketing strategies, return on investment decisions, and the development of overall business plans and strategies. 
  • Ensure compliance with reporting standards and corporate policies and the integrity of external and internal reporting.  
  • Provide business insight to management including department heads, operational managers, and senior management.

Other Duties

  • Collaborate on special projects such as driving and enforcing a Corporate Pricing model, driving an ROI model for all R&D projects, overall Cost Leadership, including liaising with Procurement and R&D to develop cost out roadmaps, as well as other ad hoc analyses.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Experience, Skills, Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business or Accounting or related field
  • 5+ years of related practical experience on Financial Analysis, Budgeting & Planning, forecasting and business modeling in a product organization engineering and or manufacturing preferred
  • Expert level knowledge and hands on experience of Excel, modeling and process automation

Other Considerations/Qualifications

  • Develops and delivers information clearly and concisely, in a well-organized manner. 
  • Problem solving and root cause identification.
  • Ability to communicate and partner with stakeholders in decision-making and responds to customer requests in a timely manner.

Special Physical/Travel Requirements

  • None

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-07-03
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