12 days old

Business Analysis Manager

San Jose, CA 95113

What Youll Do

We are looking for you to work as a Business Analysis Manager within the PPMT team. You will be hands-on, highly execution-focused, and an ace in financial data analysis and reporting, with experience to back it. Understanding of how Ciscos finance organization works, ability to handle stakeholders effectively, strong understanding of our Finance functions, and ability to translate their business needs to our IT partners, for delivering capabilities, is key for a person in this role to be successful.

In return, you will have ample opportunities to learn all aspects of financial reporting and insights, on a team that has consistently scored 4+/5 on all four categories of social engagement pulse (purpose, excellence, support & future)something that we are very proud of.


The job entails working with Cisco Finance stakeholders in San Jose and other locations to gather requirements, advise them of interdependencies and impacts, process re-design (as needed), build and testing through reporting and adoption, etc. You should have the ability to connect all the dots, and lead efforts for their track which would often be part of a larger business initiative. Effective partnership with multiple stakeholder groups and senior/executive management is required on a day-to-day basis. The person will also be responsible for managing multiple operational projects, prioritization through QPR (quarterly portfolio review process), process standardization and optimization through defined governance models. You *must* be very detail oriented, passionate about going deep, as well as going wide.

  • Providing single point leadership for identified key finance programs, ensuring strong controls, governance and delivery of reporting and insights.
  • Ensuring strong partner relationships are maintained, developing cadence for communication and interaction with Finance controllers and BE/SSF leadership team.
  • Articulating and running the Business impacting vs Operational requirements and setting prioritizations.
  • Closely collaborating with the other initiatives / track owners handling interdependencies effectively.
  • Working with Finance IT and EDW teams to deliver critical reporting capabilities on time.
  • Maintaining and improving performance metrics of your project.
  • Ensuring the initiatives meet the investment requirements and have acceptable quality management systems in place to meet the quality and control requirements
  • Maintain reporting cadence for overall track status to senior manager and executive team, peers, and other business partners on a consistent basis
  • Promoting teamwork to drive rigor & delivery of initiatives and transformation of processes to respond to rapid business needs.

Who Youll Work With

Planning and Performance Management Transformation (PPMT) is a key pillar within the Cisco Finance organization. The teams vision is to accelerate Ciscos transformation by enabling elite business insights and capabilities that influence business decisions and drive profitable growth. We constantly strive to improve and re-engineer, how we report, forecast, plan and tie to business accountability.

Who You Are

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of Financial Reporting / Finance Operational Experience
  • Bachelor degree minimum in area of finance, accounting, or general business management. MBA Finance from a premier institution a plus.
  • Solid understanding of key financial metrics such as Bookings, Revenue, COGS, Gross Margin, P&L, Opex, Deferred Revenue, Accruals, etc., with understanding of Ciscos Product as well as Services (CX) business and different hierarchical views based on Sales as well as Product (BE) hierarchies.
  • Experience in analytics and supporting key business decision-making
  • Experience / understanding of performance management, statistical analysis and trending a plus
  • Strong hands-on experience with reporting technologies such as MicroStrategy, Business Objects, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Planning or comparable tools required.
  • Experience working with multiple data platforms and hierarchy management tools, with very strong enterprise data analysis skills.
  • Consistent track record of effective partnerships with various cross-functional business teams including IT
  • You should have positive relationship management and influencing skills and be able to work reciprocally and seamlessly at all levels.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in team environment and help resolve issues
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Consultative, collaborative nature and client-service oriented
  • Self-starter and highly execution focused.

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their rare talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

- We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more.

- We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-04

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