Free Cash Flow Analyst at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas





Job Description:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) advances the way people live and work. We bring together curious minds to create breakthrough technology solutions, helping our customers make their mark on the world.

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions that advance the way people live and work. Our legacy inspires us as we forge ahead, focused and dedicated to helping our customers make their mark on the world.  What sets us apart? Our people. Our people’s relentless commitment to partner, innovate, and act.  If solving the world’s biggest technology challenges sounds like the right career path for you, read on. 

HPE's Finance organization provides world-class decision support to drive profitable growth and exceptional shareholder value through our commitment to operational excellence, people development, and innovation. We provide accurate and timely financial information to meet the company’s regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities with unwavering integrity.

HPE’s free cash flow planning team is managed within the corporate treasury function, but spans the entire company in terms of its scope and impact.  This function has significant interactions with the senior leadership of all HPE business units and with supply-chain, credit and collections, global procurement, accounts payable, payroll, contra revenue, tax and other horizontal functional teams.

In addition to its strong competency in financial planning and analysis, the HPE free cash flow organization works with internal business partners to drive operational initiatives to accelerate cash collection, to optimize inventory levels, and to promote payment practices that maximize the amount of cash that the company can invest to drive shareholder value.  This team offers the unique opportunity to understand how operational levers that impact the income statement and the balance sheet intersect to generate cash for the company.

Long and short-term planning analyst for the corporate free cash flow planning team

Key deliverables

  • Creation and maintenance of complex financial models that integrate income statement and balance sheet data to generate both short-term and multi-year free cash flow outlooks for HPE and individual business units.

  • Development and execution of current and long-term planning cycle, including cross-business and cross-functional communication of deadlines and deliverables.

  • Creation of executive-level presentations that summarize current and long-term free cash flow plans—including quarter and year-over-year compares, key dependencies, and risks and opportunities—for the CFO, the HPE board of directors, and for external security analyst meetings.

  • Engagement with senior business leaders to develop plans and to drive the organizational alignment that is necessary for HPE to achieve required FCF commitments.

  • Analytical support related to strategic or tactical business initiatives impacting HPE free cash flow generation.

  • Thought leadership and engagement with IT and external vendors to drive the evolution of free cash flow long-term planning tools.

Responsibilities:

This role is highly visible and will require close work with the Finance Director of the Corporate Treasury free cash flow planning team, the HPE corporate treasurer, business unit CFOs, and other key functional leaders.  Responsibilities will include among other things:


  • Provision of complex financial analyses, requiring an in-depth understanding of business and operational drivers to determine the best method for achieving objectives.

  • Development of various free cash flow reports for HPE and individual business units.

  • Narrative reporting that explains actual free cash flow performance vs prior quarters, years and prior forecasts.

  • Development and refinement of standalone forecasting models related to deferred revenue, contra revenue, depreciation, employee compensation, income tax payments, working capital, and other balance sheet accounts and cash payments.

  • Leads and advises on complex business initiatives, typically playing a strong leadership role to drive consensus, action, and closure across multiple areas within the finance function and across geographies and other business / functional organizations.

  • Drives system, model and process improvement initiatives that impact the short and long-term free cash flow planning function globally.

  • Ability to influence senior business and functional leaders within a broad scope, interacting with individuals at the Vice President (VP) and Senior Vice President (SVP) level.


  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, as this role will work with various levels of management, both in finance and the business—to clearly articulate analytical findings and planning cycle outputs and to drive operational actions.

  • Skills required include advanced excel and PowerPoint knowledge, with the aptitude to extract information from the existing business systems (Planet, S4/BPC, EDW, Anaplan).

Education and Experience Required:


  • First level university degree with a focus in business or economics; advanced degree or accounting certification (e.g., Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) strongly preferred).

  • Typically 10+ years of experience as a financial analyst.

  • Typically experienced in a variety of finance functions.

  • Previous business finance experience is strongly preferred.

Knowledge and Skills Required:


  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Superior business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel).

  • Superior communication and influencing skills.

  • Superior teamwork skills

  • Excellent business acumen—with a deep knowledge of operational drivers of revenue, gross margin dollars, and operating profits.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Detail-orientation with the ability to self-correct.

  • Familiarity with the balance sheet is a plus.

Competencies Needed:

Executive communication & messaging

Fearless Leader

Confidence/Self Confidence in speaking with upper management

Anticipating Management’s needs

Forward/Big Picture Thinking

Comfortable working in an extremely fast paced environment with multiple deadlines and deliverables running in parallel

Comfortable working in a highly visible role with access to executive management

Making yourself available when needed

HP Leadership Attributes Required:

Self-Starter

Assertiveness

Responsiveness & Follow Through

Finance Acumen

Business Acumen

Analysis & Diagnosis of Issues/Variances

Listening & Receptivity

Collaboration

Tactical Planning & Tracking

External Perspective

Strategic Thinking & Planning

Influencing

What we can offer you:

Extensive benefits, a competitive salary and shared values/ purpose, make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers. At HPE our goal is to provide equal opportunities, flexibility/ work-life balance, and constantly evolving career growth.

If you are looking for challenges in an exciting, supportive and international work environment, then we definitely want to hear from you. Continue the conversation by clicking apply now below, or directly via our Careers Portal at www.hpe.com/careers.

Join us and make your mark!

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HPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Veterans/Disabled/LGBT and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to diversity and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate and all decisions we make are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Our goal is to be one global diverse team that is representative of our customers, in an inclusive environment where we can continue to innovate and grow together.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities. HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.





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