Sr. IT Business Financial Analyst

Western Digital

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

The Senior IT Business Analyst will report directly to the Sr. Director of IT Planning and Financial Management within Western Digital’s Office of the CIO.  The ideal candidate will have a strong financial analysis background with an attention to detail and be able to operate in a dynamic environment. 


  • Collaborate as a trusted advisor to OCIO management and IT leadership.
  • Build and maintain the annual budget plan to forecast, partnering with Finance business partner to align with targets.
  • Identify and develop IT variance to plan and project reporting by IT function and sub-function. This will include data identification, consolidation, and validation to support consistent and accurate monthly/quarterly/annual reporting.
  • Coordinate the monthly close activities within IT and in partnership with Finance, including expense and capital management, accruals, forecast to actuals variance reconciliation.
  • Assess current state and implement improvements for OCIO tools and processes for Annual Plan to facilitate project level intake, review, and approval for simple transition into the formal Annual Plan for the upcoming fiscal year. 
  • Build and maintain centralized data repository which allows OCIO and IT leadership to quickly understand the consolidated, yet detailed IT spend for the prior rolling 3-5 fiscal years.  This includes tracking, reporting and metrics for transformational spend, detailed asset and software licensing/maintenance schedules, spend by business area.
  • Support analytics on total cost of ownership of initiatives, return on investment, net present value, lease vs buy, and other relevant analytics in support of IT initiatives and investment areas.
  • Support other aspects of financial forecasting, intake and processing of funding requests and purchase requisitions as needed.
  • Manage the IT headcount plan and engage with IT leadership to prioritize and achieve hiring objectives.
  • Make clear, logical decisions based on facts, taking into consideration the big picture, long and short term effects, and exercising sound judgment when handling complaints, confidential and sensitive topics.
  • Provide support and training to IT colleagues regarding the IT financial planning and management process.

It is essential that this person have the ability to build strong business relationships, understand IT financial processes, and display strong teamwork skills. This individual must be self-motivated and have prior similar experience in both International and US-based IT purchasing and contract management services capital and understand IT deliverables and contracts.



  • BS in Finance, Computer/Management Information Services or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • 10+ years of experience working in organizations with complex accounting and financial reporting
  • Combination of conceptual and analytical capabilities


  • Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Master level capabilities with Excel, e.g. pivots
  • Experience with Oracle Financials, Smartview, Power BI and SmartSheet strongly desired
  • Advanced skills with data analytics tools such as PowerPivot, PowerQuery, Excel VBA and/or equivalent tools preferred

Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.


Compensation & Benefits Details

  • An employee’s pay position within the salary range may be based on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2) skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance, contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6) internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational needs.
  • The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California, Colorado, New York or remote jobs that can be performed in California, Colorado and New York.  This range may be modified in the future.
  • You will be eligible to participate in Western Digital’s Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan, which provides incentive awards based on Company and individual performance.  Depending on your role and your performance, you may be eligible to participate in our annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of restricted stock units (RSUs) or cash equivalents, pursuant to the terms of the LTI plan. Please note that not all roles are eligible to participate in the LTI program, and not all roles are eligible for equity under the LTI plan. RSU awards are also available to eligible new hires, subject to Western Digital’s Standard Terms and Conditions for Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance; life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program; other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Applause Program, employee stock purchase plan, and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
  • Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


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