Finance Data Elements Analyst by Google

February 21, 2024
Finance Data Elements Analyst by Google

Job Description

About the job:

The Finance Operations team manages Google’s cash transactions on a global basis and ensures that Google’s incoming and outgoing cash processes are controlled, effective and efficient. As a member of this team, you’ll find innovative ways to manage our complex set of transactions. You’ll make processes more efficient and scalable, work to ensure the highest level of quality of our operations, and proactively minimize operational risk. Externally, you collaborate with our extended workforce partners and internally, you will collaborate across the multiple areas of the Financial Operations team.

As a Finance Data Element Analyst, you will be responsible for maintaining a finance data function through the development and management of a comprehensive data governance structure. You will drive data management projects, providing guidance and developing best practice policies for the design. You will be involved in the day-to-day development and maintenance of an integrated data solution to store data, strengthen data integrity, and resolve data inconsistencies, ensuring clear accountability and ownership for the company’s data elements. You will liaison with cross-functional teams to ensure that master data requirements are clearly understood, defined, and integrated.

The name Google came from “googol,” a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience in data structure, finance data management, data integration, and data integrity in SAP S/4, MDG (Master Data Governance), or other similar systems.
  • Experience with Finance Master Data Management and SAP ERP.
  • Experience implementing process improvements and financial systems.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in navigating finance data elements, processes and technologies such as data structure, finance data management, data integration and data integrity in SAP S/4, Master Data Governance (MDG) or other similar systems.
  • Experience with operations in a multi-currency environment.
  • Experience designing and managing Master Data Management (MDM) solutions.
  • Knowledge of finance master data elements and maintenance models.
  • Ability to lead in a cross-functional environment, resolve conflicts, drive decisions, prioritize and manage ambiguity.
  • Ability to influence across organizational levels.


  • Develop and govern an enterprise wide data governance framework and roadmap to support all current and future business processes, ensure data quality across all systems by establishing the necessary processes and controls around the flow of data from creation to reporting.
  • Initiate and manage global and local finance data elements projects.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to develop and maintain finance data element logic. Support the user community with Finance Data Elements activities.
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to master data governance, establishing clear accountability for all data elements.
  • Oversee daily activities of the master data management process, such as creation and maintenance of all master and reference data across all regions and systems, ensuring consistency and accuracy.