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Lead Financial Analyst - Global Connections & Supply Chain

DescriptionAs a member of the Global Connections and Supply Chain (GCSC) Strategy Team, you will utilize your analytical abilities in complex financial analysis to provide insightful and actionable recommendations to the leaders of AT&T’s GCSC Organization. You’ll have the opportunity to help GCSC effectively manage our financial risk exposure (of billions of dollars’ worth of annual spend) throughout our wide-ranging portfolio of suppliers and carriers.The individual hired for this position will play a key role in financial risk management for the GCSC organization, by taking ownership of four critical, ongoing initiatives: 1)  Performing complex, highly detailed analysis to assess current and future financial health of AT&T’s strategic suppliers and carriers
  • Analyze financial results and historical trends from companies’ financial statements to derive actionable insights
  • Proactively analyze trends and anomalies, research issues, and respond to inquiries
  • Build financial forecast models and conduct scenario analysis to consider potential impact on internal clients and overall business continuity, answer other immediate business questions, and support critical GCSC decision-making processes
2)  Monitoring strategic suppliers’ quarterly results to communicate to executive audiences throughout AT&T
  • Monitor quarterly earnings results/developments of AT&T’s top suppliers and carriers
  • Prepare written earnings briefings to be distributed to executive audiences across GCSC and other parts of AT&T in an accurate and timely manner
3)  Owning end-to-end production of 100+ annual executive briefings (from data requests, consolidation, data/report accuracy to final write-ups)
  • Lead the ongoing effort to provide executive briefings to the leaders of AT&T
  • Coordinate with resources across AT&T to identify correct and relevant data / information, ensure the accuracy of submissions, and completeness of final write-ups
  • Drive progress of multiple projects simultaneously and often under aggressive timeframes
4)   Assisting with fact-based negotiation and GCSC strategy projects
  • Understand and recognize subtleties of complex problems, and develop innovative solutions driven or supported by data
  • Assist internal clients implement innovative solutions and best practices throughout AT&T’s sourcing processes
  • Work in teams and across functional groups that vary from fundamentally technical to non-technical
In addition, the position will also serve as the risk management team representative by providing ad-hoc project support and occasionally work on designated projects focused on overall process improvements.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related majors
  • At least 3-5 years of financial/analytical experience
  • Strong understanding of financial statements (i.e., balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows), SEC filings, U.S. and international accounting standards
  • Strong analytical skills in interpretations of data
    • Modeling: Ability to work with multiple sources of financial data, integrating fact-bases and assumptions to develop complex financial models
    • Technical: Advanced experience working with Microsoft Excel (VBA preferred; ability with pivot tables, arrays, and nested-formulas strongly desired) and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Exceptional attention to detail and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated capability in managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering against tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA preferred; or advanced degree in Finance, Accounting or other related majors
  • Background in investment banking, equity research, commodities trading, or another highly analytical role in the financial industry preferred
  • Background in telecommunications or high-technology verticals highly desirable