Finance Business Partner
Sage
San Jose
hace 1 día

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Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Finance Business Partner to be part of the Commercial Finance team; to be a trusted financial advisor to the senior executives and deliver quality financial support for the business.

This role will require the individual to :

  • Form a strong partnership with the business leadership team. A trusted advisor and hands on partner to support and challenge the business to achieve maximum results
  • Effectively use financial information to provide the business with better insight into business performance and trajectory and opportunities for growth
  • Drive optimization of P&L performance and manage to Sage financial metrics
  • Lead improvements in delivering business predictability through a robust forecasting and review framework
  • Ensure high quality and consistent financial reporting to the business and the Sage Group
  • Support the business in developing and executing on an effective business strategy; and in the planning and budgeting process
  • Build and review business cases and ensure that the right commercial decisions are made for the Sage Group
  • Play an active role in driving for change and continuous improvement in the business and within finance; identify areas that require improvement and look to disrupt
  • Collaborate effectively with other functional finance leaders to ensure that financial processes are running effectively and that the region meets internal Sage governance and also external compliance guidelines.
  • Previous experience budgeting and planning for SaaS marketing organization would be an asset. A working understanding of a marketing funnel measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of various lead sources such as PPC (pay per click), PPL (pay per lead), Web, Webinar, Email, Referral, etc. would be valuable.
  • Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Commercial Finance and Business Leadership to develop accurate and timely annual budgets and forecasts to ensure alignment between stakeholders and systems
  • Prepare and oversee the development, maintenance, and distribution of relevant and reliable daily, weekly, and monthly performance reporting and analysis of financial and non-financial data to be published for the leadership team
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining the budgeting / forecasting models.
  • Evaluate and develop new performance analytics requirements by leveraging several data sources to facilitate support of Business leaders
  • Implement initiatives to make the monthly Group reporting process as efficient and accurate as possible with a faster close process
  • Assist in providing feedback to specific queries raised by the Group Reporting team
  • Ensure reporting controls are set up and working as expected; drive continuous improvement in the local financial control process
  • Support Group-wide and regional ad hoc projects, such as standardized reporting, faster month end close process, reporting system implementations, reporting integration of an acquisition, etc.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required for the position (required); CPA Designation (asset)
  • 3 to 5+ years previous experience in finance and / or performance analytics in a SaaS-based business
  • Strong technical background leveraging data tools (Enterprise EPR, SQL, Python)
  • Strong systems experience (Excel, Access, HFM, Salesforce, SQL)
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Passionate, energetic, drive and ambition
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation
  • Able to build strong collaborative relationships within the business and across Finance pillars
  • Commercial & can demonstrate great business understanding, analytical and with a real eye for detail. Enjoys working in a hands-on environment and has a genuine interest in understanding the issues behind the numbers
  • Strong intellect and excellent influencing skills. Confident in opinions and able to communicate them in a convincing manner
  • Fluent and lucid written style suitable for communication at highest levels
  • Well-developed presentation and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required in particular Microsoft Excel
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