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Financial Analyst (level 2)

Job Summary

We’re Progress – we offer the best products to develop, deploy, and manage high-impact business applications. We are bold, forward-thinking innovators who build solutions that work and care about our customers. We invent and reinvent every day, work together as one, value and respect each other, and cheer our wins. Join us as a Financial Analyst (level 2). Due to team location, candidates in EST zone are needed.

As a Financial Analyst II, you will report to the Finance Director and support and compliment the growth of the OPEX Finance Business Partner team. We are looking for an individual who will leverage their analytical skillset and insights to structure conversations for smart business decisions, and build upon a framework for strong financial analysis, reporting and business support. This unique role provides visibility into multiple functions and expense profiles within the organization. You will work closely with the Finance Partner team to help manage all financial aspects of a business unit, and to create a real and active partnership with the budget owners of the BU leadership team.

WHAT YOU WILL DO IN THIS ROLE:
  • Manage process for Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting for OPEX for all functions within a global business unit.
  • Partner with functional leaders of the business unit and become the subject matter expert for COGS, Opex, and Headcount
  • Manage headcount tracking and expense models for rolling forecast
  • Assist with support for Quarterly Business Reviews and other periodic operating review meetings
  • Assist with developing, updating, and distributing key operational reports
  • Support the monthly close process by preparing expense accruals, comparing actuals to plan, and performing variance analysis
  • Work with large datasets to translate into preset financial models, as well as the development of new models
  • Align with monthly accounting close and controls to determine accurate actual results
  • Identify financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts
  • Support any M & A related activity within the business unit
  • Ensure conformance to corporate policies including GAAP Accounting and Ethics, along with all other company procedures
WHAT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL NEED TO HAVE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with relevant experience in corporate or business unit finance, preferably for an enterprise software company
  • Advanced expertise in Excel and PowerPoint is required with attention to speed and repeatable approach
  • Solid work ethic, personal ambition, and desire to learn and share information
  • Ability to build relationships and work with functional management
  • Analytical approach to problem solving with the ability to clearly articulate objectives and communicate results
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and employ a sense of urgency in supporting the business
  • Prior planning, analysis and reporting experience in a multi-national business environment is considered a plus
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to link financial results to operational performance drivers
  • Ability to work in a team environment and engage in cross-functional collaboration
BENEFITS:
  • Medical, dental, vision, life & disability, and financial benefits (including 401(k) retirement savings plan. Tuition Reimbursement program. Additional voluntary benefits including crucial illness/hospital indemnity, identity theft protection, auto & home insurance, legal, and pet insurance.
  • Competitive salary, bonus, and best-in-class Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) with a 27-month lookback
  • Flexible paid vacation time, paid day off for your birthday, and company holidays. A variety of leave plans, including Parental Leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and an employee well-being program focusing on physical, mental, and financial health.
Progress is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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