Principal Financial Analyst

Job Summary

Progress is an experienced, trusted provider of products designed with customers in mind, so they can develop the applications they need, deploy where and how they want, and manage it all safely and securely. We take pride in what we do, always valuing the whole person—at work and in life. Our diverse life experiences enrich our culture because people power progress.
And as a Principal Financial Analyst, you can join us in doing what we do best: propelling business forward.

 About The Team:

The Finance Business Partner team is responsible for providing value and structure to the company’s ongoing and long-term financial strategy by providing leadership with the right information and insights to produce well-informed business decisions. While collaborating directly with all company functions, we serve as a catalyst across the organization to help execute the company’s financial objectives. The Finance Business Partner team fits within the FP&A structure of the company and works closely with multiple departments within finance but also other departments like sales & professional services, legal, order management, etc.

About the Job:

As a Principal Financial Analyst, you will report to the Director Finance. This highly visible role will work closely with finance and business leadership to help manage the financial aspects of a global business function and create a real and active partnership with both management and operations. You will provide 'real time' support and analysis to assist with daily financial operations covering the full P&L. This includes revenue, expenses, compensation plans, and other areas, ensuring adherence to budget and company policies, and helping to execute corporate and functional short and long-term plans. This role plays an integral part in the financial modeling and analysis process within Finance. It’s expected that you as the Principal Financial Analyst are an expert in financial modeling as well as being an expert in excel and has professional data modelling and reporting experience. This role is accountable with management to build out the short- and long-term modeling capability within the team.

In this role you will:

  • Partner with Finance and business management and serve as a Principal Financial Analyst supporting a business unit.
  • Are an expert in building and maintain financial models, are an expect in excel, will be capable of building professional financial reports and being able to build and deliver financial presentation to management.
  • Develop an understanding of the critical business performance drivers.
  • Learn and understand the business while staying current on initiatives, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Assist management with the planning process for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting for Bookings, Revenue, and expenses.
  • Create and manage short and long-term modeling developing scenarios to ensure financial objectives are achieved.
  • Provide leadership with metrics, data, and analytics that help guide well-informed business decisions to achieve company goals.
  • Provide financial support for ROI analysis on spending requests.
  • Align with monthly accounting close process and interpret actual to forecast variance analysis.
  • Assist accounting with auditors’ requests, analysis, and reports.
  • Ensure conformance to corporate policies including Revenue Recognition and Ethics, along with all other company procedures.
  • Assist with driving consistency and accuracy in reporting.
  • Will be able to think in opportunities for process and overall continues improvements.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-10 years of relevant experience, Master’s Degree and/or Financial Certificate preferred.
  • Must be self-directed, creative individual with the ability to multi-task in a high paced environment.
  • Proven ability to thrive under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and engage cross-functionally.
  • An expert in Excel, PowerPoint, and BI tools.
  • An expert and proven track record in financial modeling.

What we offer in return is the opportunity to elevate your game and to enjoy:


  • Generous remuneration package
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Enrollment

Vacation, Family and Health

  • 30 days paid annual vacation
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • 2 additional days off for volunteering
  • Premium healthcare and dental care coverage
  • Additional pension insurance
  • Well-equipped gym on-site with CrossFit equipment and a climbing wall
  • Co-funded Multisport card
  • Daycare Center for your little ones
  • Flexible working hours and generous work-from-home allowance
  • Free underground parking with a designated space for bikes and electric scooters



We Make Progress

Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress. Join us!

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