Financial Analyst I

Finance Hollywood, California


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

Core Competencies:

  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Communicates effectively, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Takes initiative and acts without waiting for direction
  • Accepts responsibility for actions and results
  • Expends the necessary time and effort to achieve goals
  • Strives for continuous improvement
  • Meets agreed-upon deadlines on team assignments and commitments
  • Motivated, self-starter who builds rapport with other team members and departments

 Job Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Experience in reporting and data analytics, including experience in budgeting and forecasting
  • Proficiency with MS Office including PowerPoint, must possess advanced Excel skills   
  • Experience analyzing large sets of data and the ability to proactively identify issues and make recommendations is desired
  • Proven ability to function efficiently in an environment with multiple and shifting priorities
j2 Global, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.