Apple Financial Analyst, WW Corporate Communications and Marketing in Santa Clara Valley, California

Financial Analyst, WW Corporate Communications and Marketing

Job Number: 113780747

Santa Clara Valley, California, United States

Posted: 15-May-2018

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Seeking a team-oriented, Financial Analyst interested in becoming an active business partner supporting the WW Corporate Communications and Marketing Organizations. In this role, you will be an integral part of the Corporate Communications and Marketing FP&A process and have the opportunity to work with global Corporate Communications and Marketing organizations.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a corporate finance position

  • High degree of proficiency in Excel required

  • Experience with enterprise software systems (SAP, Business Objects, Essbase, Filemaker) strongly preferred

  • Proven financial analysis skills

  • High degree of attention to detail

  • Effective communicator

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision


The Financial Analyst will be responsible for all functional spending forecasting, financial reporting, business planning, variance analysis, capital forecasts and other high value add analysis done for senior management, and will be a subject matter expert in our forecasting and reporting tools. This role will include providing financial decision support activities to Education Marketing, Apps and Services, Business Markets, Product Marketing, Corporate Events, Public Relations, Buzz Marketing and Editorial Loans.


Opex and Headcount Monthly Forecast:

Own the forecast process and management for Opex and Headcount.

Identify risk factors affecting performance to approved budgets.

Coordinate and drive quarterly close activities.

Provide support on finance issues, policies and practices by working as a liaison between the business and finance.

Manage review of business performance by creating and presenting key performance indicators for critical spend drivers.

Ensure business compliance with policies and procedures.

Perform quarterly audits of Marketing seed lab and Corporate Events inventory.

Track, forecast and report on headcount analysis.

Maintain, create and implement internal controls.

Cooperate with cross functional teams including Corporate Finance, Technical Accounting, Procurement, GFSS, IS&T, HR Recruiting, Tax and Legal.

Annual Plan Process:

Own the annual Plan process (creation and management) for all of Worldwide Corporate Communications.

Drive annual and quarterly Financial/business plans (P&L) by partnering with the business on defining strategic modeling and outlook, and presenting to management.

FP&A Activity including:

Ownership of team transfers into, within, and out of the Corporate Communications Organization

Management of Signature Authority and Budget Hierarchy set up

Management of bi-annual SOX testing


Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant field

Additional Requirements