Senior Financial Systems Analyst, Reporting and Analytics

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time

Why this is important to Visa

Visa is currently seeking a seasoned Senior Financial Systems Analyst - Reporting and Analytics to play a critical role in Finance Systems Strategy (FSS) organization. This role will design data solutions to automate business and system processes to meet business needs. The role defines best practices in the business information processes, functional design and implementation of data sourcing, validation and consumption to support various finance projects and stakeholders. Responsible for solution quality, functional performance, scalability and usability. Provides architectural and “big picture” oversight for the implementation.

The Sr. Financial Systems Analyst role will work in a matrixed role, collaborating with the various Finance functions, FSS groups and technology to ensure alignment of Finance data solutions to the long-term application strategy and analytical reporting.

This is an individual contributor role.

Your role is to liaise between, and report to, internal stakeholders, including project managers, programmers and developers, throughout the development process.

You will conduct a cost analysis and agree the time frame to implement the proposed solution. You'll specify and shape the system requirements and operations, the user interface and output and present the proposal to the business. You will work closely with the business team, including managers and software developers, during both the solution development and implementation phase.


  • Sr. Financial systems analyst is responsible for configure, implement, maintain, and customize the systems that store and process financial data.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and stakeholders to determine primary needs and goals and create solutions to meet those objectives.
  • Configure systems, assist with data migration, oversee the implementation of workflow processes, assist with user access and permissions, and perform ongoing troubleshooting.
  • Prepare reports and create a variety of other materials including training documentation and department procedures.
  • Work with project managers and product owners to provide regular updates to business champions on work in process, work in backlog and potential improvement opportunities
  • Perform analysis and testing during the agile development process.
  • Contribute to technology and reporting solutions and support automation efforts.
  • Position emphasizes working as a team to deliver process optimization, system and process improvements, and execution of changes and testing required to propel Finance Transformation efforts across a broad assortment of systems.

Basic Qualifications
• 5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications
• 8 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 6 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 4 years of work experience with a PhD degree
• 6 + years Financials systems experience with Reporting focus (Management, Functional support, Analysis, and Reporting)
• 5+ Years of experience in developing Reporting templates and dashboards using Tableau, Power BI and SSAS.
• Experience in the Corporate Finance systems with the focus on Reporting.
• Experience in working with Finance applications reporting and providing the industry best practices to the user community
• Implementation lifecycle (requirements gathering, design, build, testing, & go-live)
• Experience supporting large projects (>$3M) budgets, risks, resources, and staffing
• This position requires proven analytical and reporting experience with Finance systems within a global organization
• Excellent data analysis skills and demonstrated experience in leading testing, validation, Quality Assurance, User Acceptance Testing for large transformation programs.
• Knowledge of relational and dimensional data modeling
• OBIEE with Essbase and/or Microstrategy is beneficial
• Excellent SQL skills
• Knowledge of Big Data/Hadoop
• Experience with one or more Cubing technologies like Essbase, TM1, SSAS, AtScale, etc.
• Experience in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
• Ability to learn quickly and achieve in-depth understanding of complex processes and systems
• Working knowledge of accounting treatments and statistical reporting and General Ledger Applications
• Strong leadership and organization skills

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

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