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Cloud FinOps Consultant | remote

We are seeking a talented and experienced FinOps Consultant to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in finance, operations, and cloud computing, with a focus on optimizing costs and improving financial efficiency within cloud environments. As a FinOps Consultant, you will work closely with clients to analyze their cloud spending, identify areas for optimization, and implement strategies to achieve cost savings while maintaining operational excellence.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of clients’ cloud spending patterns and cost structures.
  • Develop and implement FinOps strategies to optimize cloud spending, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost allocation methodologies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Analyze billing data and usage metrics to identify trends, anomalies, and areas for optimization.
  • Provide recommendations and guidance to clients on best practices for cost management and optimization.
  • Develop and maintain financial models and forecasts to track cloud spending and cost-saving initiatives.
  • Work with cloud service providers to leverage cost management tools and negotiate favorable pricing agreements.
  • Provide training and support to client teams on FinOps principles and best practices.
  • Stay current on industry trends, tools, and technologies related to cloud cost management and FinOps practices.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance FinOps processes and methodologies.



  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. Advanced degree or certification (e.g., MBA, CPA, CFA) is a plus.
  • 10-12 years of minimum relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in financial analysis, budgeting, and cost management, preferably in a cloud computing environment.
  • Strong understanding of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, including their pricing models and services.
  • Experience with FinOps frameworks and methodologies, such as the Cloud Financial Management Framework (CFMF) or the FinOps Foundation’s Six Core Principles.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques, with experience using tools like Excel, SQL, or cloud-native analytics platforms.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically about complex financial and operational challenges.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with a passion for driving results and delivering value to clients.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working in a consulting or advisory role is preferred.

Salary And Other Compensation

The annual salary for this position is between $[125,000 – 150,000] depending on experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate.

This position is also eligible for Cognizant’s discretionary annual incentive program and stock awards, based on performance and subject to the terms of Cognizant’s applicable plans.


Post ID 00057730031

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  • Company: Cognizant
  • Published: 1st March 2024
  • Closing Date: 28th April 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: 125,000 – 150,000
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None