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Sr. Financial Analyst

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer Inc

Job Req ID: 4826

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

The Senior Financial Analyst will report to the Sr. Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. This position's primary role is responsible timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis for assigned departments’ spending performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan. This individual has the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Great interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, ability to follow procedures accurately, strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Financial Planning Group:
    • Prepare AOP, forecasts and reporting for assigned areas
    • Maintain Department Spending model to ensure it ties to reported actuals and is updated in a timely manner
    • Distribute detailed and summary department spending results in timely manner
    • Responsible for timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis for assigned departments’ spending performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan.
    • Research and resolve department inquiries (including accounting transactions) for assigned functional areas
    • Provide guidance to develop the company’s overall business planning process and monthly rolling financial forecasts, and supporting management to provide informed assumptions in a timely manner to meet critical reporting deadlines
  • Play an active role in company-wide P&L performance:
    • Position will focus on R&D department budgets, but may include supporting other functional areas 
    • Partner with R&D leadership to understand team strategies, product attributes and development timelines to build financial models and analyses
    • Develop strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in finance and across the R&D organization
    • Partner closely with R&D Management to offer decision support and thought leadership to R&D team
    • Use scenario based modeling to identify opportunities / risks and drive effective decision making and its’ impact to net income
  • Support for ad-hoc projects as requested


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent required
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience in Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Cost Management or equivalent roles; demonstrated proficiency with concepts, practices, and procedures of financial planning & analysis
  • Effective Communication Skills (Written & Verbal)
  • Ability to work with all levels of Management
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP
  • Ability to succeed in a team environment
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Understanding of accounting processes, procedure and internal controls
  • Strong research and analysis skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to generate bold, creative ideas to improve performance.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SAP experience would be helpful
  • Excellent financial modeling experience required

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: 

• Able to sit for long periods of time. 

• Able to input data into a computer and work with a computer screen for long periods of time. 

• Occasional bending and standing. 

• Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms. 

• Lift, carry, push and pull up to 15 pounds. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: 

• Primarily works indoors in an office setting with controlled climate conditions 

• May be susceptible to outdoor weather conditions (i.e., cold, heat, rain, and/or wind)

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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