At Rackspace, finance is more than crunching numbers and updating spreadsheets. It’s having a seat at the table, partnering with business leaders, and delivering results. Rackspace is a dynamic company with opportunities to grow in multiple areas in the finance organization—whether it’s supporting product/technology, sales & marketing, M&A activity, or FP&A. At Rackspace, we call our employees "Rackers." That's not a title or a label - it is an attitude and reflection of who we are, what we do, and most importantly how we do it. Rackers are the voice behind the call, the brains behind our expertise and innovation, and the heart behind our service to customers. Exceptionally talented, creative, smart people helping the world leverage technology to achieve a greater purpose - that's who we are.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: Performs highly complex financial analyses on cash flows, operating results, and business plans to determine rates of return, capital/cash flow requirements, etc. Prepares forecasts and analyses on industry and general economic trends. Responsible for budget analysis. Responsible for business units budgeting process: plans, develops, prepares, inputs and maintains company’s budgets.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: Expert technical knowledge of budgeting, financial statements, cash management, and financial analysis processes. Excellent understanding of business valuation and M&A analysis. Ability to create any forecasting models. Must also possess great attention to detail and be capable of performing most complex and challenging data analysis for extended periods of time. Expert/Mastery of Excel required. Must have great presentation skills, ability to express any quantitative concept to non-financial audience. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to make appropriate decisions considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions. Ability to apply varying leadership skills and traits that create solutions and results to unexpected situations. Ability to successfully work and promote inclusiveness in small groups. Ability to provide FANATICAL support.
JOB COMPLEXITY: Performs highest level of financial analyses. Takes ownership of projects from start to finish. Provides independent project/process leadership and detailed guidance to other analysts. Analyzes and evaluates the company's operating results and financial position. Assesses options for improvement on business expenses. Prepares profitability analyses. Works with all levels of management in BU through the development process of each budget and makes recommendations. May interact with SLT on special projects. Budgets include monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports which exemplify revenues and expenses. Develops/reviews forecasts for accurate and timely cash flow projections, sales projections, expense projections, profitability, headcount, department performance, and direct expenses. Regular project management assignments. Provides work leadership for less senior analysts and/or has project management responsibilities.
SUPERVISION: Works independently with general direction.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required in Business, Finance, or a related field and minimum of 6+ years experience in financial analysis with progressive work history. MBA, CFA, or equivalent experience highly desirable. Demonstrated proficiency performing analyses at the highest levels. Prior leadership/supervision experience desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: General office environment. May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor. Moderate levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required. Occasional domestic travel, less than 10%.