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Do you currently live within a reasonable and realistic commuting distance from Boston, MA?
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Do you have a VERIFIABLE Bachelors or higher degree in Business, Accounting or Finance?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
A strong understanding of and ability to create financial reports and analysis.
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Senior Business Financial Analyst
MA - Boston


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty
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Make an Impact and Help Take Financial Operations to the Next Level in a Complex Role with a Wide Reach and Ample Learning Opportunities

If you are a motivated and enthusiastic professional who complements your skill as a financial analyst with systems knowledge and understanding, a strategic mindset and the drive to continue learning, this position offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Take ownership of an important role where you'll enjoy a mix of transactional responsibilities (e.g., variance analysis, budget planning, forecasting, etc.) and systems-based projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong systems understanding and the ability to translate business requirements into IT speak.
  • Enjoy interesting challenges. We've been growing rapidly, both organically and through acquisitions. In our dynamic environment, there are problems to solve, plenty to learn and ample opportunities to make an impact.
  • Play a key role on a talented and seasoned Corporate Finance team. You'll have the autonomy to make an impact along with strong support when you need it.
  • Highlight your skills and ability to take on additional responsibilities and/or advance your career in our global organization.
  • Learn about the data center industry, if it's new to you. Ours is a growing, global business at the intersection of high tech and real estate. You'll not only understand the financial side, but also the operational side. 
We will be returning to our offices in Boston on October 4th, but anticipate there will be some flexibility to work from home, post-training, a few days per week.  Quick question for you - click here

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Grow Your Skills and Your Career at One of the World's Largest Providers of Data Center Solutions

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Senior Business Financial Analyst opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Real Estate or a similar field.  Quick question for you - click here
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in a financial analyst role or similar professional experience.
  • Prior experience working with and/or maintaining financial models and cash flow projections.
  • A strong understanding of and ability to create financial reports and analyses.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Prior experience with Capital Market transactions and their accounting treatment.
  • The ability to think strategically, to work with data and numbers, and to provide thoughtful, detailed analysis.
  • A high degree of comfort with technology, including the ability to learn new software and systems quickly and to work through technical issues.
  • Very strong skills in MS Excel (formulas, VLOOKUP, pivot tables, etc.) and PowerPoint.
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The Role
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Reporting to the Senior Director, Corporate Finance, as Senior Business Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for the preparation and execution of the annual budgets and quarterly reforecasting processes. You will be charged with consolidating information and relaying it back to the Business Finance Group.
 
You'll be seated in our premier offices in Boston within a high-value group where you'll serve as quarterback, coordinating between our regions and the corporate office in San Francisco. Between quarters, you'll spend the majority of your time working with asset managers/property management on evaluating performance against projections via variance analysis and continuous process improvements to our budgeting/forecasting.
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Why Join Us
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Strong Training and Development
This is a complex role and we understand there will be a learning curve -- it could take you six months to a year to fully learn your position. We'll provide the training you need to succeed, but you should be ready to jump in learn on the fly, and always remain open to learning.

Career Options
Success in this position could set you up to pursue advancement within Finance or along other paths. At Digital Realty, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally and to hiring from within whenever possible.

Growth Without Limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Global Reach
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.

Excellent Compensation
In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, like multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.
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More Insight
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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More about the Requirements
The following competencies and characteristics are just as important as the qualifications described under The Requirements tab:
  • Some exposure to databases and an understanding of how they work; experience with SQL or VB is strongly preferred.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience with real estate industry software (Yardi, Argus, MRI, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience in the real estate, property management or related industry will also be an advantage.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation abilities.
  • A team player mentality and strong learning acumen.
  • Strong organizational skill with the ability to multitask and manage projects to keep teams on track with deliverables in a high-pressure setting.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintaining a strong sense of urgency and turning in quality work under strict time constraints.
  • Flexibility and the desire to go above and beyond what is required
More about the Role
In addition to the responsibilities described under The Role tab, as part of your specific responsibilities, you will:
  • Maintain and update our consolidated Corporate Projections via input from numerous departments and sources.
  • Update and interpret various portfolio metrics on a quarterly basis; define business rules and build out associated trends and analysis.
  • Liaise with different departments (Accounting, Asset Mgmt, Operations, Finance) as required to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Track same-store performance and identify areas where same-store performance can be improved.
  • Nurture a deep understanding of our systems and how they work/interrelate
  • Develop models and analytical tools, processes and systems to meet evolving business needs.
  • Prepare presentations combining qualitative and quantitative data; present findings and make recommendations to senior audiences effectively.
About your Success
To excel in this role you will be a sponge for knowledge, open and willing to learn. You also will understand the importance of grasping the background and context around what you learn. On the one hand, you will take the initiative to learn what you can on your own -- particularly in working through technology challenges to master systems and get what you need. At the same time, there is no "playbook," so you also should be willing to ask for help.
 
Lots of job postings talk about "good communication skills," but in this role, they are truly essential. You'll need to be able to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization and at different locations. Collaboration is key here, so you'll call on your organizational agility to successfully coordinate with different stakeholders and departments across multiple time zones.
 
Additionally, you'll need to be able to manage numerous assignments, identify priorities and exercise good judgment. We're looking for a skilled and highly motivated individual who can research, compile, analyze, report and present findings in a clear and concise way. To fit in well with the team, you should be able to thrive in a fast-moving, often stressful environment and maintain an easy-going manner and sense of humor, even as you undertake your responsibilities with a sense of urgency.

This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jdibenedetto@engage2excel.com.