Financial Analyst I

Finance Hollywood, California


Description

Position at j2 Cloud Services

The ideal candidate will be a valuable member of Corporate FP&A Team in the analysis and planning of j2 Global® Cloud Business Segment.  The role must possess strong business acumen and a dynamic personality as this position supports senior management in budgeting, forecasting, and analytics including collaboration with the business finance teams on multiple projects to drive performance, support company initiatives, and provide critical business decision support. She/he will present detailed analytical recommendations to improve overall results.  Knowledge of business concepts and financial statements are essential. This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management.


Job Duties
  • Supporting short-term and long-term P&L forecasts across business units
  • Provide support to Business Units for financial analysis, special projects and additional duties as assigned 
  • Conduct financial research as required 
  • Responsible for analysis of operational performance & metrics
  • Responsible for reporting of recurring metrics and other executive management reports
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and monthly rolling forecasts
  • Work with business unit management to review expense assumptions, including a comparison of budget vs. current year
  • Review, analyze and incorporate historical trends into forecast as required, prepare budget vs. current year expense schedules and maintain files to ensure proper roll up of all departments and G/L accounts
  • Assist the FP&A team in providing all analytical support for various lines of business
  • Prepare, monitor, report on cost center expense variance
  • Partner with business team in evaluating sales and marketing programs, performing value-added ad-hoc analyses, calculating customer lifetime values, reviewing brand strategies and special projects as required
  • Assist in developing and implementing opportunities to streamline processes and enhance business and process efficiencies.
  • Assist in developing systems and business models to reflect current and future business needs
  • Assist with M&A due diligence as required

 Job Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4 year institution preferably in Economics or Statistics 
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience in financial planning and analysis.
  • Strong analytical skills and innovative orientation with a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Experience in reporting and data analytics, including experience in budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience analyzing large sets of data and the ability to proactively identify issues and make recommendations is desired
  • Proficiency in Excel will be required

Core Competencies:

  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Communicates effectively, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Takes initiative and acts without waiting for direction
  • Strives for continuous improvement
About j2 Cloud Services

Founded in 1995, j2 Cloud Services (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.

The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.

The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services’ November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc. Ziff Davis, Inc. is the leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 117 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include IGN.com, PCMag.com, AskMen.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com, LogicBuy.com and Toolbox.com. Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.

Our Company

Fast-paced and dynamic, j2 Cloud Services is not your typical 9-to-5 work environment. Operating from numerous international offices – including Hollywood, Ottawa, Dublin, and our emerging market in Tokyo – and supporting a plethora of time zones, j2 Cloud Services™ truly lives up to its name.

The executive staff has an open door policy, inviting each member of the company – from directors and managers to entry-level positions and interns – to partake in casual conversation. Employees are not just colleagues – they’re business partners, fostering an efficient and effective environment. The inviting and energetic environment creates a world where differing opinions matter and collaboration leads to success. From a small start-up in 1995 to an award-winning company recommended by Forbes, j2 Cloud Services has grown by establishing an amazing company culture – one that will continue to foster ingenuity and invention.

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