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Google Senior Financial Analyst, Play Revenue Performance and Forecasting in Mountain View, California

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience

  • 4 years of experience in an analytical environment; including but not exclusively: business analytics, quantitative marketing, financial planning and analysis, management consulting, or investment banking

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in presenting analytical findings and recommendations to executive audiences

  • Experience with statistical or visualization software packages (R, SAS or similar)

  • Knowledge in programming or scripting language (e.g., SQL, R, Python, etc.)

  • Knowledge in advanced spreadsheet modeling

Financial Analysts ensure that Google makes sound financial decisions. As a Financial Analyst, your work, whether it's modeling business scenarios or tracking performance metrics, is used by our leaders to make strategic company decisions. Working on multiple projects at a time, you are focused on the details while finding creative ways to take on big picture challenges.

As someone who knows the workings of the core Finance team inside and out, you'll lead individual projects to transform planning, tracking and control processes. You'll provide senior level management with insightful recommendations, planning and reporting support.

We create the financial insights that make Google Play better, unpacking complex business problems to reveal opportunity. We work with all parts of the business to go into the details and find the facts critical to the executive leadership with a focus on discovering business opportunities and risks.

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will be the definitive expert on Google Play business performance. You will be responsible for short and long-term business growth forecasts grounded in data and business understanding. You will also unlock the answers to the business’s most pressing strategic questions.

In this role, you will write code to mine insights out of Google’s internal data, analyzing external data to know the broader industry, and communicating findings to executives.

The name Google came from "googol," a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.

  • Perform strategic analysis and forecasting of Google Play business. Distill and communicate clear insights on business growth, risks, and opportunities to executive audiences.

  • Solve a wide variety of questions with data. Analyze business and user metrics to discover what’s going on that matters and why. Make recommendations to influence business decisions.

  • Build an analytics foundation and improve over time. Create reporting tools, dashboards, data sets, and analytical methodologies to enable decision making for business and finance stakeholders.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy (https://careers.google.com/eeo/) and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form (https://goo.gl/forms/aBt6Pu71i1kzpLHe2) .

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