Facebook Finance Analyst, Finance and Legal in Menlo Park, California


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Facebook is looking for a Financial Analyst to join our Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team to support Finance and Legal. In this role, you will be a key contributor in providing financial support and guidance to the business, and manage the full P&L. You need to have basic experience in finance, accounting or investment banking, strong interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams. Extensive Excel experience and presentation skills are also required. This role is located in Menlo Park, California.

Required Skills:

  1. Provide finance technical expertise as a true financial resource to business partners. Build trusted relationships, communicate and coordinate with business partners to ensure the success of the whole team

  2. Own the monthly close process. Submit accrual and reclass journals, perform actuals reconciliation with budget, own the variance analysis and review P&L daily during close periods to ensure financial data accuracy

  3. Own the quarterly forecast process. Forecast and develop long-range strategic plan for headcount, operating expenses and capital requirement. Regularly perform actuals vs. forecast variance analyses

  4. Act as the primary finance reviewer/approver for all PO and headcount requests

  5. Facilitate on-going relationship with recruiting to ensure efficient hiring and headcount tracking

  6. Responsible for all internal and external financial reporting requirement, internal audit control requirements, and corporate finance requirements

  7. Consistently manage and track spend. Create trends and indicator reports to review with business partners and provide insights to future impact. Partner with spend optimization team

  8. Build the bottoms-up budget during the annual planning cycle. Work with key business partners to determine team-specific headcount and expense needs for the following year. Assist in creating Excel templates, budget review presentations, and key analytics for the business

  9. Must be detail oriented and able to work closely with Accounting and Procurement to ensure smooth procure-to-pay processes

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent

  2. 2+ years accounting or financial experience

  3. Business partnering experience

  4. Communication and interpersonal experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. CPA/MBA

  2. Software experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Oracle Financials, Hyperion Planning and Essbase

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.