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.Key ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities
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.
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