Austin, Texas

Applied Materials, Inc. is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. We are actively recruiting for an experienced Financial Analyst to join our world-class finance team.

This role under World-Wide Operations Costing/Gross Margin will support financial and planning activities, including actual reporting, forecasting, and business analysis activities for a Semiconductor Business Group. The person coming into this role will partner with the business segments to enable actionable analytics and reporting. The ideal candidate needs to be comfortable with working on End of Quarter Close requirements, enhancing financial reporting capabilities, and forecast deliverables related to regular business cycles.

Major Responsibilities

  • Performs analysis on built material costs to ensure correct tool valuation compared to Bill of Materials & reconciles weekly
  • Analyzes Production Order Material Variances & communicates with Operations to resolve issues identified during variance analysis
  • Provides support to World-Wide Operations teams to resolve systemic issues related to Finance attributes which prevent transactions from processing
  • Completes detailed requirements for monthly / quarterly close processes including Work In Progress, Finished Goods, Deferred and Eval Inventory
  • Performs Financial Modeling and Analysis to support Gross Margin reporting for finance executives
  • Leads Aged WIP Inventory Reviews & Provides reserve analysis
  • Leads Balance Sheet Review Meetings with Finance Controllers
  • Interacts as a direct business partner with business unit executives, delivering analysis and recommendations to guide operational and financial decisions
  • Participates in team discussions for system integration and process improvement initiatives and execution of those projects (UAT Testing)
  • Partner with GIS and with other business areas to enable implementation of new reporting systems and processes
  • Works closely with internal auditors to address SOX requirements

Qualifications & Preferences
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Accounting, or Business-related degree preferred)
  • 4-7 years of experience in Finance/Accounting for a reputable firm
  • Strong analytical & financial modeling skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Attention to detail. Ability to think clearly and work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Curiosity to learn the business & improve upon existing processes
  • Experience in new business intelligence technologies, tools & concepts such as Python, Hadoop, Tableau, Machine Learning a strong plus
  • Must be proactive, possess solid financial analytic skills, communication skills, and be self-directed
  • Must work effectively with all levels of management and with various functions (finance, operations, manufacturing) in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with multiple and often changing priorities.

Company Facts:
  • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT
  • Market Cap: $123.39 billion
  • Fiscal 2021 Revenue: $23.06 billion
  • Founded: November 10, 1967
  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
  • Global Presence: 93 locations in 17 countries
  • Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States
  • Employees: ~24,000 worldwide
  • Patents: >14.300 issued



Master's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:
$104,000.00 - $143,000.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on a number of factors including location and level and will vary depending on confirmed job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Austin, Texas

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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