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Senior Financial Analyst

Company Name:
First Data
Position Type:
Full-time
First Data is a leading provider of payment solutions for financial institutions and merchants around the world. With over 42 Billion merchant transactions annually and nearly 750 Million credit/debit cards on file, First Data powers the payments value chain in over 80 countries across the globe. We are proud of our extensive customer relationships supporting over 7,000 financial institutions and the largest merchant distribution network in the industry with over 1,200 partners servicing merchants large and small.
Our 25,000 employees are industry experts helping businesses simplify payment processing and improve the customer experience with our broad portfolio of solutions, including: Credit and Debit card issuing and acquiring, STAR PIN-Debit Network, Point of Sale Terminals and deployment services via our subsidiary, TASQ Technology, Gift Card and Loyalty Solutions, TeleCheck Electronic Check Acceptance Services, MoneyNetwork Payroll Distribution, eCommerce and online banking solutions, world-class security services like our new TransArmorsm STAR CertiflashSM Solutions, and more.
First Data. Beyond the Transaction.
Sr. Financial Analyst
conducts and documents complex financial analysis projects. Prepares financial and business related analyses and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, costing, budgeting, rate of return, depreciation, and working capital. Responsible for developing accurate, timely and comprehensive financial reports for facilitating management decisions. Prepares forecasts and analyzes trends in sales, finance, general business conditions and other related areas. Develops and recommends business policies, and conducts special financial and business related studies. Presents recommendations to management. May provide training or guidance to lower level Financial Analysts.
Some direct impact to financial strategy and activities. Works on complex tasks and/or projects.
Performs duties under minimum supervision, applying a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures. Interprets the financial strategy and aligns resources and people to meet strategy goals. Has appreciable latitude for un-reviewed action or decision.
This position requires that the successful candidate must be a lawful permanent resident or US Citizen.
Candidate Requirements:

4 year college degree or equivalent experience (Accounting, Business, Finance or CMA).

A minimum of 4-6 years accounting/finance experience is required.

Experience required in management reporting, financial reporting, and other varied financial disciplines.

Strong organizational, problem solving, and communication skills required.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required.

Knowledge of SQL and Hyperion Essbase preferred.

Must be able to represent the company well through interactions with senior business management, finance management, operations, sales and external customers.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common financial reports.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Bachelors in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Math, 4-6 years experience, or equivalent
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First Data's
Shared Services
organization, including Human Resources, Finance, Legal, and Marketing, supports the company's mission to drive our customers' success with the best products, consultative advice, and ongoing service available in the industry. The Shared Services teams align with our customer-facing business units in a model that drives cross-company consistency while still allowing the flexibility needed to meet unit-specific goals.
Our Shared Services employees bring the domain expertise First Data needs to retain and grow our employee base, drive profitable growth, navigate complex channel partnerships, and build equity around our brand.
Company Description:
First Data is a leading provider of payment solutions for financial institutions and merchants around the world. With over 42 Billion merchant transactions annually and nearly 750 Million credit/debit cards on file, First Data powers the payments value chain in over 80 countries across the globe. We are proud of our extensive customer relationships supporting over 7,000 financial institutions and the largest merchant distribution network in the industry with over 1,200 partners servicing merchants large and small.
Our 25,000 employees are industry experts helping businesses simplify payment processing and improve the customer experience with our broad portfolio of solutions, including: Credit and Debit card issuing and acquiring, STAR PIN-Debit Network, Point of Sale Terminals and deployment services via our subsidiary, TASQ Technology, Gift Card and Loyalty Solutions, TeleCheck Electronic Check Acceptance Services, MoneyNetwork Payroll Distribution, eCommerce and online banking solutions, world-class security services like our new TransArmorsm STAR CertiflashSM Solutions, and more.

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