Finance Manager – Global Data Policy, Programs and Platforms

August 1, 2022
Foster City, CA
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Position Summary The Global Financial Planning and Analysis team serves as a strategic business partner for global business leaders and provides finance support for global business functions, including Visas Global Product and Value-Added Services Portfolio. We are an agile, highly visible team that collaborates across functions and product groups, and play a leading role in providing financial planning, management reporting, and decision support analytics to business leaders. Value Added Services (VAS), such as our Data Products and Solutions are an integral part of Visas global growth strategy, and growing VAS is a critical and high priority focus area for Visa. We are seeking a motivated and highly analytical Finance Manager to drive key initiatives for our Data Policy, Platforms and Programs group. Our team supports the Chief Data Officer, influences key business stakeholders around the world, and leads revenue engagement with Finance teams across Visa. This position will have exposure to both topline and expense managerial scopes through leadership of key initiatives as well as finance business partner responsibilities. As a finance business partner this person will cultivate operational partnerships to drive strategic and financial thought leadership and successfully complete the financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and month-end reporting processes. Essential Functions: * Strategic Advice and Partnership:* Partner with business leaders to evaluate the financial impact of potential investments and develop long term financial plans Develop and present strategic insights about the Advisory Services business Align functional goals and strategies to broader global initiatives Leads the coordination, organization and execution of quantitative and qualitative analyses Lead performance diagnostics, budgeting, forecasting, multi-year strategic outlook and management reporting Become a trusted partner to Visas Global Data Platforms and Programs Leadership and Senior Management Financial Management: Lead preparation of the monthly, quarterly, and annual business plans and analyses Interpret and present key findings to senior leadership and executive management audience Understand business levers and recommend measures to further improve results Establish efficient processes for monthly and quarterly performance reporting for optimal result Project Management: Provide decision support to leadership on investment / project decisions as well as strategic organizational and functional developments Provide thought leadership and guidance on core process improvements, building efficiencies and streamlining deliverables As needed, support Senior Director with broader responsibilities around Performance Management and other Strategic Initiatives Spearhead ad-hoc projects to further improve the overall performance of the team and organization(s) Business Engagement: Integration of finance into the business, leading team meetings / understanding of the business Tailored, effective presentations, analysis, and dialogue with business partners across regions and functions Dialogue around budget and spend to optimize budget and investments, drive return-on-investment discipline Develop, improve, and manage robust toolkit to help analyze the business and enable management decision making People Management: Cultivate effective relationships and communicate effectively cross-functionally and with all levels of management Influence, motivate and collaborate with key global business partners and stakeholders across regions and functions This position is open in the following locations: Atlanta, Foster City This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs. Basic Qualifications: 5 or more years of relevant work experience with a bachelors degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g., Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 2 years of relevant work experience with a PhD degree 4+ years of experience in FP&A with a strong understanding of financial management Superior analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor, ability to communicate effectively with executive management Advanced proficiency in financial modelling (Microsoft Excel) and building presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint) are required Highly detail oriented with the ability to convert complex analysis into insightful business commentary Ability to cultivate effective relationships and communicate effectively with management to influence outcomes Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible, with excellent presentation skills, including strong oral and writing capabilities Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and build credibility as a 'peer' with business leaders in global and regional function Ability to make decisions with limited guidance, usually within a complex and often ambiguous environment, to drive rigorous, fact-based recommendations to senior management, while supporting syndication with stakeholders across the organization Preferred Qualifications: 6+ years of very relevant work experience and a bachelors degree in finance, engineering, accounting, economics, or related quantitative field. MBA/CPA or equivalent credentials preferred Strong foundation in Finance and working knowledge of GAAP and/or Visa Accounting Policy preferred Prior experience in FP&A, Investment Banking, Consulting or Corporate Strategy preferred Prior experience in the Payments Industry is a plus Knowledge of Visa systems and practices is a strong plus Ability to improve processes, systems, and plans that balance short-term and long-term growth Strategic and analytical thinker with capability to work through complex problems, processes, and data sets Proven expertise in modeling techniques and managing large data sets Experience with complex financial systems (e.g., Hyperion, TM1) is beneficial but not required High energy and enthusiasm required to partner with multiple global and regional stakeholders 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.

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