Financial Analyst

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

We are seeking a Financial Analyst to drive decision support, analytics and reporting. Our Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team is an agile, highly visible team that uses a consultative model with our business partners to apply data to business and finance decisions as well as measure performance.

We are seeking a proactive finance professional to join FP&A as a Financial Analyst supporting a business or corporate function.  This position involves heavy collaboration across all functions and product lines, so the ability to learn quickly is required. In addition, this individual will play a key role in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and month-end reporting. The successful candidate will be comfortable preparing financial results and associated analytics for business partners and executives.

This position will also play an instrumental role in redefining how we measure business performance, rebuilding and automating our reports and analyses, and preparing ad hoc analysis in response to questions from our business partners.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for providing financial planning and analysis broadly for Visa’s Corporate Functions as well as direct support for one or more of Visa’s business functions.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad base of key stakeholders (i.e. executives and staff) and serves as a key point of contact for finance issues.
  • Acquires and maintains an understanding of the strategies, priorities and issues of the divisions supported.
  • Leads the coordination, organization and execution of quantitative and qualitative analyses for areas supported. Examples of activities include traditional budgeting and forecasting, month-end close, enhanced financial/business reporting, business case development, pricing analysis, P&L generation and business planning support.
  • Provide support for areas supported, consolidation activities and executive management reporting deliverables
  • While financial analysis will clearly be an important element of the role, the emphasis is on applying overall analytical skills and experience to become a highly valued business partner.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 years of work experience with a Bachelors Degree in finance, engineering, accounting, mathematics, economics, statistics or related quantitative field or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)
  • At least 3 years of relevant financial analysis work experience in FP&A, corporate finance, investment banking or management consulting
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, Access and Hyperion, and strong skills in Powerpoint
  • Proven expertise in modeling techniques and managing large data sets

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA is a plus
  • interest in the rapidly evolving payment industry landscape
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills; ability to resolve tough business problems with well-structured analyses
  • Ability to cultivate effective relationships and communicate effectively cross-functionally and with all levels of management
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are extremely critical
  • Ability to work effectively with cross functional teams and produce time sensitive deliverables
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Strong curiosity to connect the dots and tell the story through the financials
  • Be eligible to work in United States without work authorization sponsorship now or anytime in the future

Additional Information

Work Hours:

  • Flexible work schedule, able to work and take calls days, evenings, weekends and holidays, as necessary

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 10% of the time; capability to travel internationally

Mental/Physical Requirements:

  • This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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