Do you love thinking analytically? Are you passionate about using your financial knowledge to navigate complex challenges? Just as our customers find value in Apple products, the Finance group finds value for both Apple and its shareholders. As part of this group, you’ll play an integral role in ensuring our day-to-day financial health. You and your team will support Apple’s growth, both top and bottom line, by applying the same level of innovation toward financial matters as we do toward our products and services. You’ll also collaborate with Apple teams across the world to develop more effective investment strategies and risk management. Finance is critical to upholding our global commitment to excellence, and it is directly responsible for shaping the company’s future. Join us, and you’ll have an impactful role in continuing Apple’s legacy of efficiency and success! Apple is seeking to fill a position within the G&A Finance Team to support the Intellectual Property & Licensing (IP&L) Department, as well as assist in managing the overall Legal spend. This position is key to driving excellence in our key processes, and has many opportunities to provide insightful financial information, analysis and insights to key partners across the Company. This position will report to the Legal division controller.
Key Qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical/problem-solving skills, and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams across many levels of management
  • Strong background in Accounting and Finance with experience managing operating expenses
  • Highly motivated, experienced working in teams and collaboration with technical resources
  • Strategic problem solver with the ability to see the big picture while working with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Able to prioritize and respond quickly and work well under pressure
– Create strong business partnerships with senior leaders in the Intellectual Property & Licensing group and related business functions. This role is to be the leader for Finance related IP&L issues, coordinating activities across Finance to support IP&L as necessary. – Further build and maintain an infrastructure of Financial analyses that provide meaningful insights to the effectiveness and efficiency of Apple’s IP investments and consistently identify opportunities for value maximization. This includes valuation of the company’s IP portfolio and valuation of potential additions to the portfolio. – Play the lead Finance role in IP licenses & acquisitions, including leading and coordinating activities in areas such as deal modeling and valuation, proper licensing rate determination, accounting treatment, & royalty impact. – Ensure financial optimization of organic patent portfolio growth through per unit cost controls and robust financial planning and be knowledgeable about the drivers of spend in other areas of IP – Trademark, IP Enforcement, IP Standards, & IP Transactions – and plan accordingly. – Develop analytics that provide meaningful insights to the efficiency of legal spend on Intellectual Property Matters. – Create Annual Budgets and update Monthly Forecasts for Professional Service spend. – Analyze the existing processes, tools and deliverables for effectiveness and ease of use, help drive scalable systems that integrate with other financial systems and eBilling tool, leverage data to deliver a level of detail that helps the business. Utilize data for annual budgeting, monthly forecasting and quarter end close. – Provide management reports for IP managers and leaders that enables the groups to manage their budgets and headcount in accordance with Plan. – Manage accruals for quarterly close, ensuring adherence to SOX requirements for the substantiation of accruals. – Review actuals to ensure correct accounting treatment and requesting journal entries when necessary. – Manage & coordinate deliverables across team for overall legal spend annual plan, monthly forecasts, & actuals – Mentor & oversee the work of junior financial analysts
Education & Experience
Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance (MBA preferred)