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Staff Financial Analyst

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Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


KLA is well known for its high-performing business model which routinely produces significant profit margins and revenue. Key to supporting KLA business is the finance team that partners with corporate and global business organizations to provide expertise and guidance for developing and executing sound business models and practices.

The Finance organization consists of operations and corporate finance teams. The operations finance team influences business decisions by gathering the best available operations information, distilling it and making recommendations to our management team on the best course of action. The corporate team provides a broad range of services, such as financial planning, corporate accounting, tax, industry analysis and benchmarking, internal audits, SEC reporting and merger and acquisition support.


Support RAPID division leadership team in planning, forecasting and analyzing Fixed Cost (Headcount, T&E, Project Materials, Depreciation, Allocations, etc).

  • Manage division’s $130M annual budget ensuring spending is on track by understanding the spending profile and continuously balancing between different spend categories.
  • Support PLC (product life cycle) managers building and maintaining ROI models on multiple products with different scenarios.
  • Responsible for monthly forecast, quarterly close including expense reconciliation, accruals, balance sheet review, and analyzing actual results with comparison to forecast
  • Build and maintain standardized monthly and quarterly management reports
  • Ad hoc analysis - analyze data from different perspectives and angles to help support business decisions.


The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of progressive experience in financial planning in a public company

  • Experience in managing operating expense in a high-tech environment and business partnering to drive cost efficiency
  • Strong financial analytical and modeling skills
  • Result-driven, self-motivated, fast learner with excellent eye for detail and ability to work independently and proactively
  • Has the ability to create, multitask, and be flexible to multiple requests in a time sensitive manner.
  • Comfortable working in an ambiguous environment and be flexible to constant change.
  • Openness to learning and looking for ways to improve.
  • Comfortable with reaching out to others and working with different levels and parts of an organization.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude and strong sense of ownership
  • Proficient in SAP/TM1 or comparable ERP systems and strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience. OR Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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