Financial Analyst - II at Rackspace

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Financial Analyst - II Rackspace.  . JOB TITLE:  Financial Analyst II.  . JOB LOCATION: India (Remote).  . FUNCTION:  Finance.      .                                                                                    .                                    . JOB DESCRIPTION:.  . The Rackspace Corporate Finance Team has a pivotal role in supporting Corporate Functions business partners in understanding their expense structure, helping to manage expense increases/decreases, and analyzing forecast to actual variances. With a wide scope of accountability/ownership, you will perform analysis of the relevant financial metrics and work closely with the wider business to understand trends as well as internal needs. You will take a proactive approach, working with Directors and VP's through the development process of each budget and makes recommendations..  . Within this team, a Financial Analyst will primarily support Corporate Functions such as HR, IT, or Legal. You will be responsible for developing department’s annual budgeting process: plans, develops, prepares, inputs, and maintains company’s budgets and monthly forecast..  . Daily tasks include analyzing and evaluating the department's operating results and financial position to summarize, report, and influence key financial decisions.  In addition, develop/review forecasts for accurate and timely cash flow projections, expense projections, headcount, department performance, and direct expenses..  . We are looking for someone who can work under pressure, maintain high standards of deliverables and attention to detail, who thinks in a structured way and is highly analytical. A successful candidate should be able to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks, be curious about technology, willing to learn and should have a very strong understanding of financial concepts..  .  . JOB REQUIREMENTS:.  . Key Accountabilities.  . ·        Provide guidance to corporate organizations with regards to expense budgets and forecasts. ·        Owning full life cycle of annual budget to monthly forecast to actual results with variance analysis and reporting throughout. ·        Help drive expense reduction efforts through quality information management and advice. ·        Constantly improve processes & reporting to meet the needs of senior business partners.  . Key Performance Indicators.  . ·        Maintain and improve forecast to actual reporting. ·        Ensure that business leaders are taking healthy financial decisions and that the company’s overall financial targets are achieved. ·        Evaluate profitability and margins for the organization through objective and data-driven analysis. ·        Improve tools enhancing the understanding of financial performance by the business.  . MAIN CONTACTS (external/internal):.  . ·        Corporate Functions business partners such as the head of HR, IT, or Legal. ·        Accounting, wider Finance team members. ·        Executive Leadership. ·        Third Party Vendors.  . PERSON SPECIFICATION: .  .  . ·        Bachelors in Business Administration/Finance/Economics. ·        Masters degree or 1-2 years of relevant working experience highly desirable. ·        Technical knowledge of budgeting, financial statements, cash management, and financial analysis processes. ·        Self-starter that takes ownership of issues and drives them toward a conclusion. ·        Able to succeed in a fast, high-growth and fairly unstructured work environment. ·        Ability to dig into details as well as analyze data from a high level view. ·        Advanced Excel skills. ·        Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal/networking skills.. ·        Team player with an open and internal customer focused approach. ·        Works under minimal supervision. Provides updates of work performed as needed..  . About Rackspace Technology. We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future..  .  . More on Rackspace Technology. Though we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.