Senior Financial Analyst, Visa Business Solutions


September 14, 2021

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 looking for ambitious and experienced finance professional to join the finance team supporting the Visa Business Solutions organization. The Senior Financial Analyst will collaborate with the team to develop financial strategies and drive analytics to enable business decision making. They will drive forecasting and budgeting processes and provide detailed monthly reports and analysis directly to Business Leaders. The position will involve delivering important insights to senior leaders and require expert-level analysis and insight skills to deliver clear and measurable impact to the business.
Essential Functions
Strategic Planning and Analytics:
  • Become a trusted business partner to all business units and executive management
  • Partner with business stakeholders to create business cases; structure and execute complex financial modeling and analysis
  • Identify and implement changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operational decision making

Financial Management:
  • Lead preparation of the annual business plan and analysis for certain business or corporate functions
  • Interpret and present key findings directly to senior leaders
  • Enable management by providing timely and accurate information
  • Understand business drivers and recommend measures to further improve results
  • Establish efficient processes for quarterly and monthly performance reporting

Project Management:
  • Spearhead ad hoc projects to further improve the overall performance of the team and organization(s)
  • Decision support to senior finance leadership on investment / project decisions
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance over core processes building efficiencies and streamlining deliverables for optimal result

Business Engagement:
  • Integration of finance into the business; attend team meetings/develop understanding of the business
  • Prepare and develop tailored, effective presentations, analysis and dialogue with each business partner
  • Timely, meaningful views on their business
  • Dialogue around budget and spend to optimize budget and investments; return-on-investment discipline

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD
  • Superior analytical, project management, and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor, attention to detail and ability to structure and analyze financial modeling
  • Advanced proficiency in Financial modelling in Microsoft Excel and in building presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint are required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD
  • Strong understanding of financial accounting principles; MBA/CPA preferred
  • Can convert complex analyses into revealing business storylines
  • Operates with minimal supervision and able to make informed, well-reasoned decisions independently using strong business judgement
  • Proactive, strategic thinker with ability to communicate effectively with executive management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with other functional areas to understand the operational and cultural issues relevant to achieving superior results
  • Client focused with tenacity to resolve issues and conflicts
  • Able to work in a dual-reporting matrix environment

Additional Information

Work Hours:
Varies upon the needs of the department
Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 0% of the time.
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.
Location: This role is based in Foster City, CA and will be onsite for a few days a week in accordance with a Hybrid work schedule.
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.
Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.