Position Summary :
This is a wide-ranging opportunity for a budding finance professional to gain broad experience across a host of FP&A disciplines in a hyper-growth environment. Reporting to the Director of Global Finance, you will foster essential FP&A proficiencies, develop insightful reporting & analytics that influence decision-making and assist in the development of financial models for key and new business concepts, partnerships and acquisitions, and understand their impact to the overall business and profitability.
Based on your interest as well as the functional needs of the organization, within one year you should expect to transition to a challenging and impactful role in a related FP&A discipline, which could include Consolidations, R&D, G&A and Finance Systems.
Through these assignments you will develop a strong understanding of Cepheid’s structure and strategy, get hands-on experience developing financial models, establishing business partnerships, and developing critical foundational elements of a strong business acumen.
Essential Job Responsibilities :
Apply an analytical focus to Cepheid’s commercial results and develop reports that help explain performance and guide planning decisions. Examples include pricing, bookings and customer performance.
Gather, analyze, prepare and summarize recommendations for financial plans, external partnerships and acquisitions, future resource and capital requirements and operating forecasts.
Familiarize yourself with current systems, processes and cadences related to closing, forecasting and reporting cycles.
Support improvements to existing reporting and budget processes through the utilization of new systems, tools and techniques.
Help create finance process documentation, training guides and resources.
Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis requested by Executive management and department leaders as needed to support the business.
Knowledge and Skills :
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics or Accounting. MBA highly preferred.
2+ years of financial analysis experience required with a Bachelor’s degree or 0-2 years with an MBA.
Proficient data analysis skillset and prior experience performing financial and ad hoc analyses using database and financial reporting tools.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (macros, pivots, lookups) and strong systems acumen with preference toward SAP, BPC and/or BI
Highly analytical and detail oriented, with the ability to develop new ideas into effective end results.
Self-motivated and comfortable managing shifting priorities, achieving effective results within tight deadlines, and working across diverse & fast-paced assignments.
Interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills.
Logical problem-solving skills and willingness to learn.