Senior Financial Analyst - Financial Planning

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Visa’s Financial Planning team is going through an exciting period of new growth as we seek to expand our level of influence from financial planning to more strategic decision support. To achieve this objective, we have substantially grown our team in both headcount and skill set. We are seeking an Senior Financial Analyst to drive the decision support, analytics and reporting across the entire team. This position will play an instrumental role in redefining how we measure business performance, rebuilding and automating our reports and analyses, and preparing ad hoc analysis in response to questions from our business partners.


  • Responsible for providing financial planning and analysis broadly for Visa’s Corporate Functions as well as direct support for one or more of Visa’s business functions.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad base of key stakeholders (i.e. executives and staff) and serves as a key point of contact for finance issues.
  • Acquires and maintains an understanding of the strategies, priorities and issues of the divisions supported.
  • Leads the coordination, organization and execution of quantitative and qualitative analyses for areas supported. Examples of activities include traditional budgeting and forecasting, month-end close, enhanced financial/business reporting, business case development, pricing analysis, P&L generation and business planning support.
  • Provide support for areas supported, consolidation activities and executive management reporting deliverables
  • While financial analysis will clearly be an important element of the role, the emphasis is on applying overall analytical skills and experience to become a highly valued business partner.


Joining the VISA Finance Team as a Financial Analyst you will be considered for one of the following teams within Financial Planning:  Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate Functions, Product, Visa Business Solutions, Technology, Marketing, and many more.

*Placement will be based upon candidate’s technical abilities and interest and business need. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, engineering, accounting, mathematics, economics, statistics or related quantitative field. MBA is a plus
  • At least 5 years of relevant financial analysis work experience in FP&A, corporate finance, investment banking or management consulting
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, Access and Hyperion, and strong skills in Powerpoint


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills; ability to resolve tough business problems with well-structured analyses
  • Ability to cultivate effective relationships and communicate effectively cross-functionally and with all levels of management
  • Proven expertise in modeling techniques and managing large data sets
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are extremely critical
  • Ability to work effectively with cross functional teams and produce time sensitive deliverables
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Strong curiosity to connect the dots and tell the story through the financials
  • Be eligible to work in United States without work authorization sponsorship now or anytime in the future

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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