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Financial Analyst

Location: Swords, Dublin, Ireland 
Req ID: JR-0000027765


Opex planning & forecasting:-
    • Own the monthly opex forecasting process for all legacy entities in EMEAI, including updating the opex planning tool;
    • Ensure all headcount movements are captured in the planning tool in the appropriate entity / cost centre;
    • Interface with budget owners, cost centre managers and management to understand risks and opportunities and ensure they are captured in the appropriate forecast update;
Opex reporting and analysis:-
    • Develop and implement standardised opex reports across all legacy entities in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (“EMEAI”) providing entity and functional views on opex costs vs forecast and comprehensive variance analysis;
    • Provide guidance to budget owners and cost centre managers on managing their spend to forecast and prepare adhoc opex reports where required;
    Business partnering with the Europe Distribution / Consumer sales organisation:-
      • Reviewing weekly / monthly sales reports vs. targets, analysing variances and engaging with Sales leaders to understanding variances, trends and outlook;
      • Provide accurate & timely information/intelligence to drive/guide sales actions to ensure the execution of the company sales quarterly goals & objectives;
    • Participate in bi-weekly calls with Sales leaders to discuss and resolve key issues, ad-hoc requests, performance metrics;
    • Attend regional Quarterly Business Reviews (“QBR’s”) as required, providing a Finance update, documenting relevant follow-up actions and updating the Finance Manager & Finance Director on key issues and initiatives;
    • Support the Finance Manager with the quarterly commission process comprising target assignment and assessment of achievement vs target, interact with the Sales Incentives team and Sales Finance in the U.S. as well as local sales teams on any queries relating to data or attainment calculations;
    • Work on cross functional initiatives (Sales/Sales Operations/Finance) as required;
    • Interface with Group Finance / FP&A on reporting initiatives to ensure alignment and changes to business structures are reflected in local reporting;
    • Key point of contact with Group Finance on planning system development, ensuring that EMEA requirements are captured and local team members are kept informed on developments;
    • Identify weaknesses in reporting processes, recommend improvements and work with stakeholders to implement change;
    • Other ad-hoc reporting, analysis and projects as required;