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Senior Financial Analyst
at Aspect Software Inc
Phoenix, AZ

Senior Financial Analyst
at Aspect Software Inc
Phoenix, AZ

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Aspect employs a team of passionate individuals who are changing the face of customer engagement.  Over our 40-year history we have empowered  employees by creating an inspired community that values customer obsession, unlocked communications and relentless innovation.  Our ability to think big has enabled us to continually evolve and lead the market, and to stay on the forefront with exciting technologies including cloud, mobile and artificial intelligence.

 

Job Description

GENERAL SCOPE & SUMMARY

 

The Senior Financial Analyst is a key position responsible for the forecasting, reporting and analytics of Aspect’s recurring revenue, reporting to the Manager, FP&A.  This highly visible role will work closely with our global sales and finance teams around renewal bookings and performance metrics, along with senior management on the annual operating plan.               

 

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills and previous experience in a financial analysis, accounting or sales ops role, preferably with a SaaS software company.. 

 

PRIMARY ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare annual operating plan and quarterly forecast for bookings and revenue, along with supporting analysis and operational reports.
  • Provide month-end and quarter-end close support and variance analysis
  • Identify and implement improvements to recurring revenue financial models used in forecasting and long range plan
  • Act as liaison between sales, product management and finance to coordinate forecast updates and communicate changes
  • Provide support and analysis in preparation of executive-level briefings.
  • Ad hoc analysis as requested by management in support of business driven projects.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate financial concepts to non-financial managers.
  • Well-organized, strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills.  Can work cross-functionally through all levels in the organization.
  • Independently handles complex aspects of position, such as utilizing various data sources to compile and analyze data.
  • Demonstrated competency in handling and understanding complex data. 
  • Ability to use professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.  Deliver assignments without considerable direction.
  • Ability to develop resolutions to complex problems where analyses of situations or data require an in-depth evaluation of various factors and the frequent use of creativity.  Ability to exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast paced environment.  Eager to deploy creative ideas to improve processes and drive the business forward.
  • Experience with SaaS / subscription revenue metrics and revenue recognition.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

•     Minimum 3 years of progressive experience in a Financial Analyst role required

•     Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required

•     Experience developing financial models required

•     Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP standards

•     Advanced Excel skills

•     Knowledge of NetSuite, Hyperion Essbase, Salesforce a plus

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Aspect is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

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