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Financial Planning Specialist


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Basking Ridge, NJ 



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Job Description:

For problem-solvers and the analytically inclined: Help a world-leader in technology invest strategically, allocate wisely and drive shareholder value. Formulate groundbreaking processes, provide in-depth analysis and expertly manage Verizons assets.


This Finance Specialist – HQ FP&A position provides financial decision support to the Headquarter Marketing organization under the new Operations team. This position is responsible for various higher-level, financial and reporting duties within the Headquarter Marketing organization. In general, this involves financial operation support, reporting & analysis, forecast & outlook, and annual budget submission. This position interacts with cross-functional teams, i.e. Marketing, FP&A, and Accounting.

Responsibilities include:

Performs Monthly Financial Reporting and Results Analysis –

Provides decision supports (processing/tracking/reconciling) on Opex/CapEx invoices

Partners with Accounting in Lake Mary on month end close procedures

Meets with cost center owners on spending analysis and accruals

Prepares monthly Opex/Capital reports for each functional team

Performs budget vs. actual analysis, and tracks all approved incremental spending

Queries the ledger & AP system, interprets results with minimum supervision


Manages the Budget and Forecast Process –

Develops button-up Opex/Capital/Headcount budgets and related key assumptions for HQ and Area teams

Submits budget data to HQ Budget system and revise where applicable

Develops business case models to support business initiatives and presentation for senior leadership

Performs calculation and budget transfer associated with reorganization

Partners with functional budget managers on forecast and outlook management

Keeps management informed on any spending trends deviate from original budget plan and produces actionable recommendations


Additional Responsibilities –

Maintains a database for headcount, SOWs, and contractors

Utilizes Advertising Budget System (ABS) for commitment and invoice tracking

Assists internal and external auditors to complete their respective audit reviews

Partners with VLSS on various cost savings initiatives


Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business (CPA/MBA Preferred)

Minimum of 4 years financial analysis and/or budget experience

Working knowledge of Peoplesoft financial systems and Essbase.

Extensive knowledge in PeopleSoft, Essbase and Excel

Individual contributor who utilizes discretion and independent judgment in the completion of tasks

Expert knowledge of GAAP and principles of general financial analysis

Proven time and project management skills and highly autonomous

Ability to work under tight deadlines and to manage multiple competing priorities

Excellent written and oral communication skills at all levels

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

Company Info
1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
Basking Ridge, NJ, United States

Phone: 908-210-6982
Web Site: www.verizon.com

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