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Senior Financial Analyst - FP&A - Marketing or Product

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time


Visa is looking for an analytical finance professional to join our Finance team. The Senior Financial Analyst will collaborate with the team to develop financial strategies and drive analytics to enable business decision making. They will drive forecasting and budgeting processes and provide detailed monthly reports and analysis directly to Business Leaders. The position will involve delivering important insights to senior leaders and require expert-level analysis and insight skills to deliver clear and measurable impact to the business. 

We have several opportunities and the role can be with one of these teams:

  • Marketing 
  • Product/Value-Added Services
  • Cybersource

Strategic Planning and Analytics:

  • Become a trusted business partner to all business units and executive management
  • Partner with business stakeholders to create business cases; structure and execute complex financial modeling and analysis
  • Identify and implement changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operational decision making

Financial Management:

  • Lead preparation of the annual business plan and analysis for certain business or corporate functions
  • Interpret and present key findings directly to senior leaders
  • Enable management by providing timely and accurate information
  • Understand business drivers and recommend measures to further improve results
  • Establish efficient processes for quarterly and monthly performance reporting

Project Management:

  • Spearhead ad hoc projects to further improve the overall performance of the team and organization(s)
  • Decision support to senior finance leadership on investment / project decisions
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance over core processes building efficiencies and streamlining deliverables for optimal result

Business Engagement:

  • Integration of finance into the business; attend team meetings/develop understanding of the business
  • Prepare and develop tailored, effective presentations, analysis and dialogue with each business partner
  • Timely, meaningful views on their business
    • Dialogue around budget and spend to optimize budget and investments; return-on-investment discipline

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 1 year of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD degree
  • Superior analytical, project management, and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor, attention to detail and ability to structure and analyze financial modeling
  • Advanced proficiency in Financial modelling in Microsoft Excel and in building presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint are required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of financial accounting principles; MBA/CPA preferred
  • Can convert complex analyses into revealing business storylines  
  • Operates with minimal supervision and able to make informed, well-reasoned decisions independently using strong business judgement
  • Proactive, strategic thinker with ability to communicate effectively with executive management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with other functional areas to understand the operational and cultural issues relevant to achieving superior results
  • Client focused with tenacity to resolve issues and conflicts
  • Able to work in a dual-reporting matrix environment

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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