(Agile1)IT - Planning Analyst - Mid - San Francisco

Company: Varite Inc
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Location: San Francisco, USA
JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Summary
The IT Planning Analyst will plan and forecast budgets, control those budgets, provide operational analysis and strategic planning analysis, along with developing metrics for the department. The IT Planning Analyst job family provides planning, product, business, and operations management analysis and support in the following areas: planning, research support, data analysis and reporting, resource management, process governance, budgetary requirements and spend, in support of business decision making, strategy, and operations.

Job Responsibilities
Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to derive insights that will drive business decisions and operational efficiencies.
Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
Produce insightful reports that can be shared with and actioned by Senior Leadership.
Conceptualize and build centralized tools (including dashboards) that the Solutions Delivery and broader teams can use to extract data/insights for daily business management in an automated manner.
Assist with the daily operations and provide general IT business & planning support.
Prepare reports through gathering, analyzing and summarizing data and information; prepares presentation materials for management reports.
Build predictive models that will better detect anomalies, estimate accruals, and resolve financial imbalances.
Assist in the initiation, conducting and coordinating studies and analysis on IT operations, resource allocation, financial reviews; and analyzing programs to ensure that program goals and work plans are on target.
Participates and assists in the preparation of the annual business plans for the assigned IT functional area, and coordinates contract or resource management efforts including making recommendations based on analysis work.
Maintain annual capital and expense budgets utilizing proper accounting/budgeting controls, enter financial data into tracking system, and compile regular and ad-hoc financial status reports.
Implement cost allocation program and respond to questions and concerns from the business areas. Review contract invoices, identify disparities, and resolve issues with the vendors.
Serve as a resource to project managers to educate and assist with project management processes.
Ensures project control systems are in place and integrates project data for decision makers
Provide labor forecasts, projects, initiatives, demand and capacity analyses.
Collaborate

with program/project managers in the development of program/project management documentation, business cases, cost planning, reports, work plans, and performance metrics.
Record and monitor project issues, risks and change requests.
Record and monitor project action logs and decision logs.
Update and analyze project data and performance metrics; prepare and maintain complex presentations and spreadsheets for analysis and recommendations.
Research and compile information for project teams.

Qualifications
Minimum:
Bachelor of Arts / Science in accounting, business, finance, similar field OR equivalent work experience
4 years of general business experience
Advanced understanding of financial systems and reporting tools
Strong knowledge of business and financial planning, professional concepts as they apply to the IT organization
Experience with budgeting process
Strong organizational business understanding
Advanced Microsoft Suite knowledge in Excel, Project, Access Word; able to create pivot tables
Advanced business analysis research and problem-solving skills.
Ensures approvals in accordance with Delegation of Authority, process and tools (i.e., SRM, EDRS, Project Portfolio Management
Work independently on small to medium projects as a project team member or occasionally as a leader

Desired:
Five or more years related budget, financial and program systems and processes experience desirable
Experience with at least one of the BI Tools: Webi reporting, Power BI, Tableau, SAS(Basic)
Database knowledge: Client, SQL Server
Solid Microsoft Suite knowledge in Project, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word
Tools: SMC Remedy, JIRA, PPMC
Understands how to execute, build, and get things done with limited resources
Experience managing large scale project implementations
Six Sigma, CPSM, or related certificate
Solid problem-solving skills (i.e., exercises independent judgment and discretion to perform assigned tasks from low to average complexity using established procedures, standards, and guidelines)
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong analytical skills, detail oriented and self-directed
Strong presentation and interpersonal skills


Employment type: W2


JOB TYPE
Work Day: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable


JOB REQUIREMENTS
Minimal experience: 5 years



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