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Job Title: Financial Planning Analyst (Centralized Global Team)
Reporting Responsibility: Senior Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis
Location: Mumbai / Pune / Gurgaon
Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world’s largest company solely focused on
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Built on a proven, world-class methodology, Teradata data warehouse services support data warehouse strategy development, planning, design, implementation, support and enhancement. Over 2,000 consultants deliver Teradata solutions in 60 countries.
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The incumbent will first and foremost serve as the financial planning Analyst for Americas – Consulting Services, capable of bringing broad financial expertise (including planning, forecasting, accounting practices/policies, revenue recognition and order management) to the table as well as managing and optimising all business operational activities. This will be critical role in a range of activities, from Standard Outlook Pack preparation, investment decisions, asset management, resource deployment, setting of objectives, annual and strategic planning direction, and evaluation and action planning around the state of the business and enhancing all the business operations and infrastructure groups.
It will require frequent communication, leadership, and teaming with AMS consulting Region Planning teams / Business Teams in order to meet the requirements of the business.
Key focus areas for this position will be specifically: –
Ownership and development of the monthly Outlook Standard Package
Assisting the regional team on the annual planning exercise
Full ownership & management of the Hyperion planning application
Understand and continually review business processes
Various operation metrices – Booking, Utilization, Time-card compliance, Backlog revenue, Opportunity management for APJ / AMS – Managed Service Group.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS: (include but are not limited to)
Manage the Monthly Outlook Process / Standard reporting Pack
Download all basic reports from the various systems (Transcend / Financial Force / Salesforce / Hyperion Planning / HFM etc.)
Prepare the Standard reporting pack based on the system reports covering Bookings, Revenue, Borrowed cost / Lent Credits / Natural expenses / HC workday report / Utilization etc.
Review & Analysis of all the financial parameters
HCs & Payroll
Outside contractor services
Borrowed cost by resource type (Own FTEs, OCS & GDC)
Lent credits (Billable Projects & Investment Projects)
Cost of Revenue & Margins
Explain variances to Plan , Last Outlook and to Last Year
Use of Business Objects and ERP tools for reporting and transaction processing
Support management in presenting outlook and be able to comment on Plan, Outlook, risk related questions
Line-of sight orders and revenue
Manage the Annual Planning Process
Support the planning process
Prepare annual Plans & Budgets including:
Order and revenue
Headcount planning and validation of salary targets
Determine calendarization and allocation methodologies with a quarterly focus
Year-end backlog forecasts
Reviewing and determining organization profit and cost centres
Apply accounting changes
Expense budget allocations – communicating allocations to the organisation
Analysis of actual results for all components of the business to understand its current state from a financial perspective and support the business to develop action plans to meet financial commitments around Plan and the Outlook.
Own & Manage the Hyperion Planning Process for AMS consulting Services, making sure all the Final OLs are available in the Hyperion
Prepare ad hoc analysis reports on specific management asks
Work closely with the Regional Planning Teams / Business Teams on Outlook process and reporting and to understand strategic direction
Work closely with Immediate Manager + Global Centralized team head to help them understand our business and any risks.
Various Operational reports with a view to bring improvement
Professional Services (PS) Business Operations Manager for PS understanding
Regular contact and communication with Financial Ops Team
Bachelor qualifications in Finance, Business, Accounting, Economics or Management + CA/ ICWA/ MBA
8+ years experience in finance roles such as Planning Analyst or Management Accountant or Fin Ops professional within a sales driven, customer focused organization.
Experience gained within Business Consulting or IT industry would be advantageous
Excellent communication skills
Very good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Business Objects and Hyperion
COMPETENCE – the technical and personal attributes, knowledge, skills and abilities a candidate must possess in order to succeed in this position:
Ability to demonstrate a strong business acumen
Projects executive presence
Attention to detail
Strong financial analysis skills
Excellent time management and ability to work under pressure
Excellent English verbal communication and presentations skills
Lateral thinker – ability to explore alternative avenues
Proven decision-making capabilities
Ability to interact and influence at all levels within Teradata
Strong IT skills
TYPE OF PERSON
The type of person who will be successful in this role will:
Be a self-starter and able to work independently
Highly proficient in MS Excel
Knowledge of various tools (Business Objects , Sales-force , Financial Force , HFM , Hyperion Planning, Power BI etc Thrive on delivering a high level of customer service (internal and external) will be an added advantage
Have a proven high level of dedication and commitment.
Be results-oriented and driven.
Demonstrate a level of responsibility for taking ownership of projects
Display a proven ability to work under pressure
Enjoy working in a team and communicates openly, directly and diplomatically
Be comfortable in a dynamic environment & diverse culture
Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic, transforming organization is a must
Growth and profit driven culture
Requires multi-tasking ability
Cyclical work schedules
Team-focused, supportive environment
Interface with multiple levels of management
Must be comfortable working with a team of high-level IT professionals.
Success and ability is rewarded
Opportunities exist for cross-training and career development.