Financial Analyst, R&D

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


Role Number: 200088470
Team up with Apple, one of the most influential technology leaders in the industry. Join the Apple Finance organization and make a positive impact on a company that is known for its ambitious products, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AppleTV. At Apple, you’ll share in a commitment to excellence by partnering with extraordinary managers, all with one unified vision – creating innovative products that delight customers. Finance is about “fueling innovation”. We do this by hiring quality individuals with integrity, personal accountability, teamwork, excellence, & can-do thinking. If you exemplify our values and want to be part of something big, contact us today. As a part of Apple’s R&D Finance team you will partner with Apple’s engineering teams to plan, analyze, and manage the finances for some of the world’s most innovative engineering development projects. Apple continually strives to develop exciting new technologies and products that enrich our customers’ lives — this is an opportunity to be a part of that mission. You will prepare, track and evaluate performance metrics, business analyses and financial analyses in addition to forecasting, reporting, and providing top tier business support to our Engineering organization. We are looking for a finance professional who is proactive, strives for excellence, and is excited to be a part of the future of Apple!

Key Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of related finance experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Communicate effectively
  • Focus on execution and results
  • Work well in high pressure situations and with tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality work
  • Strong Excel skills, and experience with SAP & Essbase
  • Work well independently and within a team environment
  • Extraordinary technical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with accruals and other quarterly accounting entries
  • A passion for new technologies, and ability to understand and speak to the details thereof
  • Comfortable providing training & guidance on a variety of Finance policies and processes
  • Ability to handle multiple programs or projects at once, and to self-direct your efforts as appropriate among challenging priorities
  • Experience in an R&D Finance role and/or supporting engineering organizations preferred


You will work with a variety of product development & cross-functional teams, supporting high energy and fast paced business partners. Your responsibilities will include forecasting and planning, light accounting close activities, reporting and analytics, and decision support. You will work directly with the engineering teams to develop and manage budgets for product development and build costs based on project roadmap. You will interact directly with engineering DRI’s to assess team spend against budget and prepare org-wide budget updates for engineering and finance leadership. It is imperative that you demonstrate analytical prowess, strategic thinking and command of the details. You will be expected to continually drive tangible improvements to all aspects of your role and your interactions.

Education & Experience

Bachelor degree in accounting or finance

Additional Requirements