Sr. Financial Analyst, WW Corporate Communications & Marketing

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Corporate Functions


Posted: Oct 23, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 113780747
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Do you love thinking analytically? Are you passionate about using your financial knowledge to navigate complex challenges? Just as our customers find value in Apple products, the Finance group finds value for both Apple and its shareholders. As part of this group, you’ll play an integral role in ensuring our day-to-day financial health. You and your team will support Apple’s growth, both top and bottom line, by applying the same level of innovation toward financial matters as we do toward our products and services. You’ll also collaborate with Apple teams across the world to develop more effective investment strategies and risk management. Finance is critical to upholding our global dedication to excellence, and it is directly responsible for shaping the company’s future. Join us, and you’ll have a critical role in continuing Apple’s legacy of efficiency and success. We are seeking a team-oriented, Financial Analyst interested in becoming an active business partner supporting the WW Corporate Communications and Marketing Organizations. In this role, you will be an integral part of the FP&A process and have the opportunity to work with global Corporate Communications and Marketing organizations.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a corporate finance position
  • High level of proficiency in Excel required
  • Experience with enterprise software systems (SAP, Business Objects, Essbase, Filemaker) strongly preferred
  • Proven financial analysis skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks at a time with minimal supervision


The Financial Analyst will be responsible for all functional spending forecasting, financial reporting, business planning, variance analysis, capital forecasts and other analysis done for senior management, and will be a subject matter authority in our forecasting and reporting tools. This role will include providing financial decision support activities to Education Marketing, Apps and Services, Business Markets, Product Marketing, Corporate Events, Public Relations, Buzz Marketing and Editorial Loans. RESPONSIBLITIES: Opex and Headcount Monthly Forecast: Lead the forecast process and management for Opex and Headcount. Identify risk factors affecting performance to approved budgets. Oversee and drive quarterly close activities. Provide support on finance issues, policies and practices by working as a liaison between the business and finance. Manage review of business performance by building and presenting key performance indicators for critical spend drivers. Ensure business compliance with policies and procedures. Perform quarterly audits of Marketing seed lab and Corporate Events inventory. Track, forecast and report on headcount analysis. Maintain, build and implement internal controls. Work closely with cross functional teams including Corporate Finance, Technical Accounting, Procurement, GFSS, IS&T, HR Recruiting, Tax and Legal. Annual Plan Process: Own the annual Plan process (creation and management) for all of Worldwide Corporate Communications. Drive annual and quarterly Financial/business plans (P&L) by partnering with the business on defining strategic modeling and outlook, and presenting to management. FP&A Activity including: Ownership of team transfers into, within, and out of the Corporate Communications Organization Management of Signature Authority and Budget Hierarchy set up Management of bi-annual SOX testing

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant field MBA a plus

Additional Requirements