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Senior Financial Analyst

Location: Reston Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Direct Hire

This is a key role supporting our dynamic operational business organizations and our corporate finance function.  This hands-on role and will have frequent interactions with the senior management of the company; supporting and acting quickly based on their business needs and feedback.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be able to execute the individual contributor aspects of financial close (accruals, reclasses, etc.), forecasting, and budgeting, while also managing, coaching, and training a team of 2 or more financial analysts
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the rest of the Corporate FP&A organization on financial summaries and executive presentations
  • Act as a trusted financial and business partner for Riverbed’s senior management; drive the daily execution of financial controls
  • Meaningfully compare actual results to historical results, budgets, and forecasts; prepare and report insightful variance analyses to identify any risks or opportunities associated with reported financial data; and use data to influence the decisions of senior leaders
  • Drive process efficiencies and KPI development across the FP&A team
  • Ad hoc projects, modeling, and sensitivity analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of FP&A experience, prior management experience of 2+ years preferred
  • Attention to detail, integrity, dedication, organizational skills, and ability to meet firm deadlines is a must
  • Prior experience creating financial statements and business unit presentations preferred
  • Working knowledge of GAAP (including accruals, account reconciliations, and capitalization versus expense)
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop team members
  • Must have great problem solving skills, be a self-starter, understand business issues and be able to clearly and concisely put together recommendations and implementation plans
  • Strong proficiency with Excel (advanced functions), Planning systems (Hyperion, Host, Anaplan, etc), Oracle Financials