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Strategic Initiatives Analyst IV - B5

Company: Applied Materials, Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description SummaryRequires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.Job DescriptionApplied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible--- the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest, and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team. - -While virtually every nationality, culture, and background are currently represented within Applied Materials, we strive for a more robust Culture of Inclusion (COI) and diversity. Leveraging our COI vision helps drive innovation, build organizational capabilities, create equal opportunities for everyone, and achieve our company's definition of Winning.This position will partner with the SPG Finance Chief of Staff (hiring manager) to ensure a sound Finance cadence around controls and accounting, to provide thoughtful enrichment and development strategies for the SPG Finance organization, and support ad-hoc projects and initiatives for SPG business partners and the SPG CFO.As a key finance business partner, the candidate will anticipate internal and/or external business challenges and actively influence management with critical analysis and sound business advice. This role collaborates with various cross-functional organizations globally and requires the ability to provide solutions to complex problems.Major ResponsibilitiesIn collaboration with the SPG Finance Chief of Staff (hiring manager), the employee will have responsibilities in some or all the below:

  • Liaison to Corporate Accounting and ensure accounting consistency across SPG
  • BSR, Pre-Close and Close process and reporting to Corporate Accounting
  • Quarter-end Close planning & execution related to inventory reserves & Opex
  • SOX Controls across SPG Finance
  • SRD Task Force & SRD processes & reporting
  • SPG headcount tracking and partnering with SPG Human Resources
  • Agile Finance initiatives including Project Essential leadership
  • SPG Finance organization enrichment activities such as Finance Forums, NCG program, All-Hands meetings, Agile Finance initiatives (including Project Essential) & budget management
  • Ad-hoc projects and initiatives up to 25% of timeKey Expectations
    • Proven competencies in communication, financial analysis and working across functions with different levels of management to drive results
    • Eager to learn and understand the business to apply and establish standardized financial processes
    • Influencing - ability to impact decision within own organization, cross functionally and within different level of management by leveraging experience and competencies in financial analysis
    • Self-starter: able to maintain financial cycle deliverables, identify change and drive items to closure with limited management oversight
    • Curiosity to understand the drivers of top and bottom-line growthQualifications, Education & Experience
      • BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or related area-- MBA -a plus
      • 5-7 years relevant experience
      • Very strong Excel skills, including modeling
      • Interpersonal skills to engage with partners to understand key issues, develop recommendations and implement actions to improve the business result
      • Analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Basic accounting knowledge
      • Data analysis tools such as Tableau or Power BI is a plusApplied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. -QualificationsEducation:Master's DegreeSkillsCertifications:Languages:Years of Experience:7 - 10 YearsWork Experience:Additional InformationTravel:Yes, 10% of the TimeRelocation Eligible:YesU.S. Salary Range:$140,000.00 - $192,500.00The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on a number of factors including location and level and will vary depending on confirmed job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. - In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. -

Keywords: Applied Materials, Inc., Santa Clara , Strategic Initiatives Analyst IV - B5, Accounting, Auditing , Santa Clara, California

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