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Sr Strategic Financial Planning Analysts

San José, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica Job ID JR0253406 Job Category Finance Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced Full/Part Time Full Time

Job Description

Intel - A chance to work at the leading edge of technology. You know that we are a silicon technology company, but you may not know about the breadth of our innovation. We are expanding the boundaries in Data Centers, AI, Automated Vehicles, Memory, Software and much, much more. We want you to dream big and help us take on some of the biggest technical challenges in the industry.
At Intel Finance we pride ourselves on creating an environment where you are challenged to become the most well rounded, effective Financial Analyst Professional you can be. When you join Intel Finance, you can expect to support both brilliant technologists and top finance leaders who are working to change the world by creating leading edge technology.

We are looking for a Strategic Financial Planning Analysts that will be responsible of the strategic finance and business analysis for a specific Intel group or segment.  The scope of this role is listed below but not limited to:  

Lead Forecast /Close cycles and process  

  • Coach /Assist business analysts in the execution of the close/forecast processes  
  • Monitor issues that affect affordability of the products.   
  • Investigate actual trends against forecast and find cash savings opportunities.  
  • Deliver analytical support and Financial Analysis to all aspects of the Forecast /Close E2E Process (Capital, Spending, Cost, Revenue, LRP) 
  • Provide Operational insights to achieve finance business objectives/goals. 
  • Ability to summarize insights from analysts and clearly communicate a solid story to management /stakeholders.  
  • Provide, Communicate, and implement strategies to address business opportunities and challenges.  
  • Be the leader of cross-functional teams or project: explore, plan, execute and implement strategic initiatives.  

Manage Spending Systems, BPM and develop continuous improvements.  

  • Ability to work with multiples Forecast and Spending systems and data bases.  
  • Responsible for cost reduction initiatives, cash savings and return to investment decision.  
  • Continues improvements on Business Intelligence and reporting using Power BI  
  • Ensure guidance in areas of controls and risk management.  
  • Responsible to drive Business Process Management according with finance governance.
  • The role may require business process management expertise or experience on enabling BPM into a team or organization and use multiple disciplines to optimize the processes.
  • This position could include operations management activities for the business unit you may support such as the driver ship of operational critical success indicators, strategic agenda, facilitation of critical meetings and support or manage the decision-making process. 

Behavioral traits desired:  

  • Problem Solving, identifies problems and seeks help in determining root cause. Searches for solutions and develops them in own area of responsibility.  
  • Communication, Develops and drive the right messages to deliver information clearly and concisely. Able to coach and mentor junior analysts on this. 
  • Influence: Easily extracts relevant issues from the challenging environment; knows who the players are in any decision, anticipates controversies and skillfully navigates around obstacles. 
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrates creative approaches, utilizing tools, peers, and organizational savvy to overcome roadblocks. Demonstrates ability to create alternatives to go to market quickly and spin features (i.e., future roadmap). 
  • Partnership & Collaboration: Embrace change, future oriented. Establishes enduring, structured closed-loop feedback processes. Connect with internal customers to enable integrated strategies. 
  • Innovation (think outside of the box), Takes Good Ideas to Market. Generates creativity. Takes risks in finding new ways and perspectives to do things.  
  • Attention to Details, able to identify and/or correct specific details and deals with big amount of financial information for analysis, sometimes in short periods of time the analyst must conclude and recommend to senior management or Operations. Strong system savviness is required. 


Minimum qualifications are required to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Business, or related field with 6+ years of related practical experience on Financial Analysis, Budgeting & Planning, forecasting and business modeling.  OR, Master’s degree on Finance or any other related field with 4+ years of related practical experience on Financial Analysis, Budgeting & Planning, forecasting and business modeling.  
  • Advanced English level 
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel. 
  • Must have permanent-unrestricted right to work in Costa Rica.

Preferred qualifications:   

  • Experience with Power BI or any Data visualization or analytics tools. 
  • Microsoft Excel Macros and Queries.
  • Passion and knowledge for driving process improvements, automation, standardization, and business process management (BPM).
  • Management experience will be considered a plus.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here.

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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