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Staff Financial Analyst

San Jose, CA, United States
Jan 14, 2021


Job Description


At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? We develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of choice. From the beginning, we have always believed in providing inventors with products and platforms that are infinitely adaptable. From self-driving cars, to world-record genome processing, to AI and big data, to the world's first 5G networks, we empower the world's builders and visionaries whose ideas solve every day problems and improve people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx, we care deeply about creating significant development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We champion an environment of empowered learning, wellness, community engagement, and recognition, so you can focus on work that matters - world class technology that improves the way we live and work. We are ONEXILINX.

Senior Financial Analyst, Job Rotation Program


The Company is seeking upcoming college graduates to fill full-time Senior Financial Analyst (SFA) positions beginning Summer 2020.  Each SFA will be assigned to one of the following finance teams based on candidate’s aptitudes and business need at the time.


Xilinx Finance is composed of a variety of teams responsible for providing finance and decision support to the Company’s functional business leaders. 

We are committed to fostering an environment where staff members can continually advance and achieve their career goals.  All SFA’s participate in the Finance Job Rotation and Career Development Program where they rotate into a new role every 2-3 years.  The Job Rotation Program ensures that every Xilinx Finance contributor gets exposure to various business areas to deepen their business acumen, problem solving, financial analysis, and business modeling skills.


Xilinx Finance teams:

Corporate FP&A

  • Companywide strategic planning
  • Corporate consolidation

Data Center Group Business Unit Finance

  • Full P&L support in the Data Center market
  • 5year business strategy
  • Annual budgeting & planning

Wired & Wireless Group Business Unit Finance

  • Full P&L support in the Communications market
  • 5year business strategy
  • Annual budgeting & planning

Core Markets Group Finance

  • Sales Operations & Funnel Management
  • Vertical Marketing

Central Products Group & Investment Analytics Finance

  • Product definition
  • Silicon, IP, and Software Product Development (R&D)

Global Operations & Quality Finance

  • Supply chain management and Product quality control
  • New product introduction (NPI)

GM Finance

  • Product cost projection and analysis
  • Focus on gross margin

Finance Infrastructure

  • Systems integration, project management, & test management
  • Functional Support for Finance systems including training & issue resolution


Xilinx Financial Analysts will drive a number of impactful activities:

VP Support

  • Assist in the development the VP’s comprehensive annual budget and quarterly updates
  • Participate in the month-end financial close with budget variance analysis and commentary
  • Track and report key area VP metrics (e.g. weekly sales, productivity, ROI)
  • Measure and report the VP’s headcount metrics in assessing area resource efficiency
  • Monitor the VP’s office space utilization to facilitate effective site and facilities management    

Decision support activities (not exhaustive)

  • Corporate P&L scenario modeling – sales, OpEx, income, EPS, price multiple, share price
  • Product line performance – sales mix, price/cost analysis; explain margin performance
  • Direct vs. rep/channel sales coverage
  • Sales funnel – stage yield analysis
  • Price management – big deal analysis, pricing trends
  • Workforce cost structure optimization – salary grade level and geographic mix analysis

Compliance & control activities:

  • SOX key control testing & control certifications
  • GAAP compliance
  • Facilitate understanding & compliance with finance & accounting policies


Required qualifications:

  • MBA from a top ranked & nationally recognized business school
  • BA/BS in finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, or engineering field
  • Strong academic achievement at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • 3-5 years practical work experience prior to graduate school
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and modeling skills
  • Effective verbal and visual presentation skills
  • Ability to work within a dynamic and cross-functional team environment
  • Eager to rotate into new Finance roles every 2-3 years

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