LinkedIn Financial Analyst - FP&A in Sunnyvale, California

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We are looking for a Financial Analyst to support our Finance, Workplace, and Talent organizations. In this role you will partner with various leads and teams in the FP&A org. You’ll be honing your business partner skills by interacting with members of the businesses you support. You’ll be performing deep dive analysis on expense trends, including creating dashboards and metrics for important expense items. You’ll also be heavily involved in our annual fiscal planning and monthly forecasting cycles. You’ll be involved in analyzing headcount growth, developing financial models, and looking for ways to improve forecast accuracy. You will also be responsible for partnering with the business to provide monthly accruals to the accounting organization.

Responsibilities :

  • Provide financial support and insights for the global finance team

  • Assist with annual budgeting and monthly forecasting processes

  • Deliver accurate and timely reporting to FP&A leaders and business management

  • Take ownership of financial models and ensure their accuracy and business alignment

  • Maintain and monitor personnel requisitions and related headcount / contractor reporting

  • Analyze Budget/Forecast variances to Actual and review with the Finance leadership team

  • Ensure all reporting systems and source data are accurate and reconciled

  • Create metrics-based dashboards to provide insights to finance and business leaders

Basic Qualifications :

  • BA/BS degree in finance or accounting

  • 1+ years of work experience or finance internship

Preferred Qualifications :

  • The ideal candidate will have previous work or internship experience supporting a finance organization and familiarity with the systems LinkedIn currently uses (Oracle, Essbase, Workday, etc)

  • Analytical background working directly in an FP&A environment modeling expenses and headcount

  • Understanding of accounting theory and practice (e.g. company capitalization policies and proper expense timing)

  • Expert knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel - Advanced Excel modeling skills)

  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision

  • Strong systems skills and an aptitude to learn new financial systems

  • Diligent with extreme attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills

  • Demonstration of critical thinking, ability to question the output of a financial model and consider options for improvement

  • Proactive, results-oriented, with a can-do attitude when meeting critical deadlines