Senior Financial Analyst, Legal

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Not Available


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200159939
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 commitment to excellence, and it is directly responsible for shaping the company's future. Join us, and you'll have an impactful role in continuing Apple's legacy of efficiency and success. Apple is seeking to fill a position within the G&A Finance Team to support the Legal Department, as well as other G&A areas. This position is key to driving excellence in our key processes, and has many opportunities to provide insightful financial information, analysis and insights to key partners across the Company. This position will report to the Legal division controller.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical/problem-solving skills, and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams across many levels of management
  • Strong background in Accounting and Finance with experience managing operating expenses
  • Highly motivated, experienced working in teams and collaboration with technical resources
  • Strategic problem solver with the ability to see the big picture while working with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Able to prioritize and respond quickly as well as work under pressure


Serve as FP&A lead for the Litigation and other areas of Legal department, responsible for forecasting and managing spend and headcount. This role is to be the leader for Finance related Litigation issues, coordinating activities across Finance to support Litigation as necessary. Build strong business partnerships with senior leaders in the Litigation & Legal groups. Provide reports for business partners to enable them to manage their budgets and headcount effectively and in accordance with annual plan. Work closely with the key Litigation Attorneys and legal leadership to develop the annual plan and monthly forecasts in line with corporate planning & forecasting guidelines. Refine existing forecasting processes and models to drive accurate forecasting. Develop analytics and other ad hoc reporting that provide significant insights to the efficiency of spend on Litigation Matters and across the Division. Manage accruals for quarterly close, ensuring adherence to SOX requirements for the substantiation of accruals; further build and maintain a complex accrual model for Litigation matters. Review actuals to ensure correct accounting treatment and requesting journal entries when necessary. Review purchase orders and headcount requisitions to ensure adherence to budgets and internal policies. Analyze the existing processes, tools and deliverables for effectiveness and ease of use, help drive scalable systems that integrate with other financial systems and eBilling tool, use data to deliver a level of detail that helps the business. Utilize data for annual budgeting, monthly forecasting and quarter end close.

Education & Experience

Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance (MBA and/or CPA preferred)

Additional Requirements