Responsible for geography financial consolidation, including revenue and profit. Supports forecast cycle, OT, PT, weekly business reviews and ad hoc reviews.The analyst role is responsible for the analysis of the IBM forecast, budget, actuals, and business dynamics. The analyst is responsible for interacting with the business units and geographies on the forecast, actuals, budget and business metrics. The analyst is responsible for the development of forecast and budget variance analysis and provides business assessments on an on going basis. The analyst designs, prepares, and presents detailed analysis of business issues and recommended solutions to senior management. The employee Influences the functional strategy.Environment:Professional knowledge of function, business unit or country operations. Understand organizational resources, priorities, needs and policies.Communication/Negotiation:Guide other professionals. Adapt communications and approaches to conclude negotiations with various partners, resulting in common agreements.Problem Solving:Analyze complex/new situations, anticipate potential problems and future trends, assess opportunities, impacts, and risks. Develop and implement solutions.Contribution/Leadership:Leads multi-functional teams, or conducts special projects, or manages department(s) (national or international). Has vision of functional or unit mission. Influences people and organizations, including executive management, when issues are complex/difficult and require considerable diplomacy. Considerable latitude in responsibilities to define and decide on tools, processes, priorities and resources following general business unit directives. Recognized as an expert in their field. Often no precedent exists.Impact on Business/Scope:Accountable for projects or programs involving multi- functional, country-wide or regional teams. Responsible for overall functional program success. Activities are subject to business measurements, impact customer satisfaction, and impact functional, business unit, or country costs or expenses.