Data Direct Networks Senior Financial Analyst - Operations in Chatsworth, California

DataDirect Networks ( is a world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high-growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

Sr. Financial Analyst: Operations

Job Summary:

Reporting to the SVP & Corporate Controller, this position will interface with the finance operations and COO organization. The successful candidate will provide a proactive focus on margin improvements and communications for this Just-in-Time business model. It requires experience with Oracle or SAP ERP and certain traditional operating analysis and accounting for a JIT business model (e.g., analyzing and forecasting costs, variances, reserves, etc.)

As the liaison between finance, operations and sales the candidate will be expected to expand reporting of historical results and forecasts of future sales and operating activities while improving utilization of the existing ERP system.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Review and analyze Sales, Cost and Margin by product line, geography, market segment and other relevant dimensions

  • Develop financial models to analyze historical data and create forecasting models to identify growth opportunities and risks

  • Identify key risks/business processes related to inventory and related reserves and actively manage those.

  • Monitor major corporate transactions, including significant sales contracts and material pricing and assess their impact on the business.

  • Manage the impact of foreign currency translation on sales and related gross margin.

  • Take an active role in the stabilization of the new Oracle ERP environment.

  • Coordinate with operating finance team to ensure reported results and forecasts inventory amounts, costs, standards and fluctuations are timely and accurate. Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end internal reports and direct month end closing activities for inventory and related accounts.

  • Coordinate with corporate finance, operational finance and external auditors regarding required financial reporting deliverables.

  • Special projects as needed to ensure operational efficiency opportunities and accounting requirements are properly addressed.

  • Work with the finance and operational management to develop and improve inventory policies and procedures as will be required for SOX/404.

Qualifications for this role are:

  • Strong technical skills in managing, analyzing and reporting on large data sets.

  • Advanced analytic quantitative modeling skills. Familiarity with working on both structured and unstructured data.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, business and collaborative skills.

  • Process oriented with a strong ERP skill set.

  • Must be able to make judgment calls regarding the resolution of issues.

  • Strong time management and project management skills.

  • Ability to multi-task on competing and deadline sensitive priorities.

  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Ability to lead and mentor staff accountants.

  • 7+ years working with increasing responsibility (i.e., familiarity with FASB, SEC and similar regulatory requirements.)

  • Experience in the multinational High Tech industry.

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting.

CPA, MBA, or CMA preferred

DDN has a very strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities:

Self-Starter - Takes independent action to identify and solve problems. Seeks out relevant information needed to make decisions. Gets involved with new initiatives.

Success/Achievement Orientation - Delivers quality results consistently. Targets, achieves (or exceeds) measurable results. Sets challenging goals, focuses on critical priorities, and is accountable.

Problem Solving - Recognizes problems and responds with a systematic assessment that identifies and addresses cause of issue. Practical, realistic, and resourceful.

Innovative - Builds and improves key business processes that enhance the effectiveness of DDN. Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, and solves problems creatively.

DataDirect Networks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.”

Thank you for your interest in joining DDN!

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