Finance Analyst

  • Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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What You'll Do:



Opex and HC Management for both Product & Services  _ India & SAARC Sales BU.


Responsible to manage Operational Expenses (Opex)  and Headcount (HC)  for entire India & SAARC  Sales organization.


Responsible for critical processes of Annual Plan, Quarterly forecasts, Month close, reporting, analysis, Quarterly Business Reviews for Opex and HC as per agreed timelines and quality parameters


Responsible for allocating quarterly  Opex ( Travel and Program Spend ) target to segment Leader.


Present critical analysis /Dashboards /Walks around Opex and HC situation to Segment Leaders . Deep dive into transactional level details, provide Variance analysis from Plan/ Forecasts


Support and work with Business Leaders  on Opex forecasts and drive actions to optimize Opex spends


Provide solid support to Corporate FP&A team on forecasts, required analysis and reporting views of Opex . ( Forecast Submission in Plan IT , Spend Flash and other analysis as it is required)


Responsible for partnering with Accounting teams for month close procedures – Accruals, cross charges, Capitalization on timely basis adhering to quality parameters


Analyze and approve spends / POs viz a viz budgets. Critically question purchase requisitions for Sales events, Programs, recruitment fees etc. raised by Sales teams


Own and control Headcount, Requisitions, Terminations, Vertical assignments, cost center assignments, cost center hierarchies and manage cost center hierarchies as per business and organizations needs


Understand end to end Upstream- Downstream processes, how they impact business, transactions and stay on top of issues from Opex and HC perspective.


Understand the various expenses  related Policy  and  communicate the same to Leaders.


Manage and Responsible for the  India Site Travel & Expenses (T&E)  compliance Audit.


Responsible for the GRC Audit  for India Sales BU.

Who You'll Work With:

Data Center Architecture team
APJ Finance Leadership

Theatre Finance teams
Operations and S&P teams

Who You are:

·       CA/MBA preferred

·       Overall 6-8 years of experience.

·       Prior Sales Finance experience a plus.

·       Strong analytical skills; able to provide a message and meaning along with the data being presented and drive action items

·       Ability to Multi-task and adhere to the timelines.

·       Proactive and a quick learner.

·       Excellent communication and articulation skills

·       Prior experience in large multi-national company preferred

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We are Cisco.


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