Senior Manager, Corporate FP&A


The Senior Manager, Corporate FP&A will be responsible for providing analytical support to the CFO, working closely with the Head of Global FP&A and his leadership team. He or she will have direct responsibility for creating and maintaining financial models (income statement, cash flow, balance sheet) to support the analytical needs of a worldwide organization with over 250,000 employees and app. $15 billion in revenue. In addition, the position will be expected to build strong working relationships with business partners throughout the organization and present accurate, timely financial insight to senior executives within the organization. Position will report into Director, Corporate FP&A Analytics and will be based out of Teaneck, NJ.


  • Management Reporting and Analysis. Analyze key performance indicators, including all areas of the P&L, revenue and expense drivers. Organize and evaluate quantitative data to identify and explain trends, problems, and root causes
  • Act as a thought leader and point of contact for financial forecasting, analysis and financial impact of business activities and optimization programs across Cognizant
  • Assist in preparations of monthly and quarterly closing packages for management
  • Identify and provide detailed and thorough variances explanations between actual results versus forecast, budget and prior year.
  • Prepare schedules and bridges for management discussions
  • Work closely with External Reporting and Investor Relations for the quarter close activities
  • Assist in guidance setting and Q&A preparations
  • Assist in comprehensive financial planning process
  • Prepare and present consolidated financial plans for the company and the business divisions.
  • Develop business and financial models in collaboration with the key partners in the operations for a range of potential scenarios based on different operational cases
  • Develop presentations and analysis of Annual Business Plan for management level discussions
  • Work on monthly forecast updates and analysis demonstrating a detailed understanding of assumptions, key revenue and cost drivers, and historical trends
  • Work on Cash Flow model, partnering closely with Strategy and Business Development, Treasury and Tax teams
  • Build and maintain ad hoc complex financial models to support internal/external analysis and reporting
  • Work across the IT ecosystem to source relevant data for analysis

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