Senior Financial Analyst - FP&A ( Corporate Finance) ( Chandigarh)

Zscaler, Inc.
Mar 07, 2024
May 16, 2024
Staff, Senior
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
The Senior Financial Analyst- FP&A requires an energetic individual with a demonstrated ability to make key contributions in the analysis of financial and strategic issues. The new position will support FP&A Corporate Consolidation and will be responsible for building and developing the models, tools and mechanisms necessary to address business opportunities, drive automation, improve internal controls. This role will be a strategic partner to the business in evaluating the economics of complex metrics as well as assisting in operational processes, business expansion and support planning/forecasting. In addition, there is a close working relationship and support to various Key Business Functions.

Zscaler enables the world's leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Applications have moved from the data Center to the cloud and users are connecting to their workloads from everywhere, but security has remained anchored to the data Center. Zscaler is redefining security by moving it out of the data Center and into the cloud.

The Zscaler Cloud Security Platform uses software-defined business policies, not appliances, to securely connect the right user to the right application, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler offers two service suites. Zscaler Internet Access scans every byte of traffic to ensure that nothing bad comes in and nothing good leaks out. Zscaler Private Access offers authorized users secure and fast access to internal applications hosted in the data Center or public clouds-without a VPN.

Zscaler services are 100% cloud delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances or hybrid solutions are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, the Zscaler multi-tenant, distributed security cloud protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss, enabling customers to embrace the agility, speed, and cost containment of the cloud-securely.

Responsibilities/What You'll Do
  • Produce comprehensive regular management reporting including financial, commercial, and operational key performance indicators (KPI's) that help explain Zscaler performance and inform future decision-making.
  • Budgeting / Long-Range Plan: Independently handles bottoms-up build of operating expense budgets/ LRP aligned with corporate growth directive; inclusive of creating budget / LRP documents necessary to capture a comprehensive view of operational and strategic needs.
  • Provide and present meaningful, concise, and clear financial analysis, including variance analysis to senior management on financial issues and performance (actual versus budget/forecast/prior quarter/prior year etc).
  • Support Senior leadership in build out of monthly reporting package and board reporting and earnings support.
  • Critically assess historical trends in conjunction with future objectives to create reliable model inputs.
  • Create simple but powerful business intelligence and reporting which enables the finance and business teams to manage performance effectively.
  • Partner with cross functional business leads on forecast expectations and develop strategies to maximize profitability to ensure financial targets are achieved.
  • Quantify the financial impact of risks & opportunities and develop action plans to mitigate risks and realize opportunities.
  • Create insightful presentations that include findings from deep dive analyses and actionable recommendations that propel the business forward.
  • Various ad-hoc analysis and process improvement projects to drive efficiency and scale.

Qualifications/Your Background
  • CA or MBA Finance with Minimum 3 years of experience in finance or a related analytical field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient with salesforce, Adaptive insights, NetSuite, Tableau, Exactly, Clari and/or other comparable software systems.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills including a solid understanding of financial concepts and application.
  • Ability to effectively articulate ideas, results of financial analysis, and actionable recommendations
  • A self-starter, who proactively converts gaps into opportunities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication & data presentation skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Excel / PowerPoint and financial modelling skills.
  • Strong budgeting and forecasting experience. Strong understanding of financial concepts such as IRR, unit economics etc
  • Flexibility to work U.S. time during the pick days of the quarterly/monthly reporting process.
  • Strong team-player with the ability to work effectively as part of a team, yet function well with independent responsibilities.