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Cash Flow Forecasting and Analytics Lead


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Location: Anillo Perif. Sur Manuel Gómez Morín 6751, Tlaquepaque, 45610 San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jal., Mexico Posted: Oct 09, 2019

Job Description

The Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis – Cash Flow organization’s vision is to become the Best-in-Class cash flow forecasting process design, analytics and operations team, delivering the most accurate and predictable forecast with meaningful insights, fully integrated and automated, enabling timely strategic business decisions. We consider economic and business trends, review past company performance, and attempt to anticipate obstacles and potential problems, all with an eye toward forecasting a company’s future financial results.

We are looking for an experienced Financial Analyst to join HP’s global cash flow forecasting team. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating periodic indirect and direct cash flow forecasts and conducting high-level analysis of balance sheet, cash flow and cash conversion cycle. He or she will work closely with other cross functional teams across the globe and will help executives make critical decisions.

This is an expert level position in a fast-moving environment, and with it comes expectations of high performance. To be successful, this role requires established analytical skills, broad partnership aptitude, incredible organization, meticulous attention to details, self-motivation, and a sincere interest in the business.

If you are highly detail-oriented, capable of analyzing data with creativity and innovation in mind, and able to apply independent judgement within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives you might be perfect for this position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partner with different functions (Treasury, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Tax, Supply Chain, FP&A, BU, etc.) to build and develop, maintain and improve existing cash forecast tools and methodologies.
  • Creating, updating, and maintaining monthly cash forecast models for each of the main workstreams (i.e Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Capex, VAT, etc)
  • Consolidate segment and market data and create quarterly cash flow forecasts.
  • Prepare regular monthly and ad hoc cash flow and cash conversion cycle analysis, trending and benchmarking.
  • Proactively identify possible scenarios, risks and opportunities around business performance.
  • Use financial modeling to simulate financial scenarios Move beyond compiling data and help tell the story behind the numbers.
  • Develop or recommend solutions for problems or situations.
  • Develop presentations and charts for executive decks.
  • Successfully manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Promote, manage and deliver continuous improvement of activities.
  • Drive better business partnering and insights, while growing FP&A leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Generate new ideas for ongoing improvement initiatives, projects and innovation.
  • Provides mentoring and guidance to other team members.

Experience and Education Required:

  • Typically, +6 years’ experience working in finance and/or accounting (relevant working experience in consulting firm is advantage)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Math, Statistics or related field required (MBA preferred)
  • Excellent understanding of financial statements and cash flow forecasting techniques and knowledge of common business drivers
  • Experience in financial statement and cash conversion cycle analysis
  • Extensive background in data-driven analytics and ability to research and evaluate data to make informed decisions and solve problems
  • Experience in developing, adjusting and working with complex financial models
  • Experience in driving or actively participating in multi-function projects
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience in SAP, SAP/Hana and other database/visualization tools (BW, Access, Power BI, Tableau) is an advantage
  • Familiar with the preparation of General Ledgers and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Strong SBTN “ Story behind the numbers” skill
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work across a cross functional group of partners and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills

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