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Mobile Financial Analyst, North and Central Europe


  • UK
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 20/02/2013
  • HR Operations
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Mobile Financial Analyst, North and Central Europe


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This position is based in London, UK.

The area: Finance

The name Google came from "googol,"?? a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team. Whether designing processes to support our global businesses, providing forward-thinking analysis or managing our day-to-day balance sheets, our seasoned accounting and finance pros create innovative solutions to a googol of challenges and keep our business on track.

The role: Mobile Financial Analyst, North and Central Europe

Financial Analysts ensure that Google makes sound financial decisions. Our team of Financial Analysts foster the financial health of our organization by partnering closely with our various functions, tracking performance metrics and creating financial models. Our Financial Analysts are up to date with the latest economic trends and apply knowledge around rates of return, depreciations, working capital requirements and investment performance to the projects at hand. As a Financial Analyst, you are called upon to build complex scenarios analyses that serve as the basis for recommendations that leaders of the business draw from to make critical strategic decisions. A master juggler working on multiple projects at a time, you maintain a consistently high level of attention to detail while finding creative ways to tackle financial challenges.

This is an exciting high-profile role working closely with senior Mobile, Search and Social Directors across North and Central Europe (NACE). This role also offers scope for Global leadership of individual analytical projects. You will work in close partnership with seriously talented Sales folk and Finance colleagues from across the NACE region and around the world to consult on the planning, reporting, monetisation strategy and commercial decision making for all Mobile, Search and Social activities that acquire, delight and retain our users and advertisers. This role would suit an analyst who wants to make their mark on a successful team and further develop already strong big data and business partnering skills. You will be an excellent communicator who enjoys collaborating with people with a diverse set of talents. You will also be a strong time manager, able to prioritise ruthlessly and move at pace through process work while creating space for original thinking and analysis.


  • Partner closely with NACE Heads of Mobile, Search and Social. Influence decision making thorough deep analytical insight into core decisions such as revenue maximizing, resource allocation and monetisation strategy.
  • Expert data visualisation and big data analysis on SQL, python and Excel. Provide cutting edge and forward thinking analysis on next mobile, search and social opportunity.
  • Creation, maintenance and continuous improvement of reports and tools while developing and scaling new frameworks for tracking KPIs and Return on Investment of mobile, search and social activity.
  • Partner closely with the Senior Sales Leaders and engage with global Sales Finance teams to drive scalable tools/analysis and insight.
  • Provide analytical input into the budgeting process for mobile, search and social, ensuring that investment is allocated optimally across channels and products.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree with evidence of quantitative coursework such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, or Finance) (In lieu of degree, relevant skills or equivalent experience.)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong analytical work experience in high data volume environments, in software, internet, media or telecoms industries. Consulting experience.
  • Desire to attack large, complex problems and an interest in finding new ways to think about difficult finance and business questions and a knowledge of industrial grade IS architectures and reporting tools. Experience in MS Office (in particular Excel) skills.
  • Strong database experience including proficiency in SQL coding across standard relational environments (e.g Oracle, Teradata, MS Access, etc.) with software programming experience and/or skill with scripting languages and experience on large distributed data systems.
  • Attention to detail, organized and thorough, with desire for continuous improvements. Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven project management capabilities with ability to manage tasks to deadline in the face of ambiguity.

Ref: IJ-10181
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