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Senior Financial Analyst - R&D

Company: Anaplan
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Here at Anaplan, we have reinvented how companies see, plan, and run their businesses. Our platform allows our customers to uncover new insights, connect their strategy to their plans, and work in ways they had not previously thought possible. Were growing fast, constantly innovating, and couldnt be prouder to help our customers move forward with confidence in a sophisticated and changing world.

We are looking for forward-thinking people who bend over backward to put customers first. Individuals who thrive on challenge and are ready to grasp the opportunity of a lifetime. Because we fundamentally believe every colleague brings unique value to our whole. We are a workplace where each person feels seen, heard, and valued, and can contribute their unique talent to our collective effort. We believe that for ourselves and for our customers.

We want you to think big and act bold through expressing your authentic best self! Anaplan is looking for a tenacious Senior Financial Analyst - R&D to join our Finance team in, San Francisco, CA. This is a stellar opportunity to get involved in a highly visible, large-scale SaaS cloud company. This role is an immediate full-time position. If youre ready to roll up your sleeves and conquer unique problems that no one else is solving, keep reading.

We are looking for a robust, results oriented individual to join our FP&A team!

The primary role of the Sr. Financial Analyst is to provide extensive business partnering and financial support to the R&D organizations. You will oversee financial planning, forecasting, management reporting and decision support for the R&D management. This is a cross functional role, where you will partner with multiple functions including Accounting , Corporate Finance, legal and procurement to deliver accurate financial forecasting, measurable insights and meaningful updates.

Top notch modelling skills, analytical thinking, crisp communication, effective business partnering and ability to adapt to a dynamic environment are key to success in this role.

Come see for yourself what an exciting place to work looks like.

Insight on your impact

Business Partnership

  • Partner cross functionally to deliver world-class business partnership with R&D leaders to drive data driven decisions such as headcount allocation and product portfolio prioritization.
  • Collaborate with business partners to forecast activity, update departmental budgets, and maintain overall cost control of the organizations you support.
  • Develop strong relationships with business partners by understanding organizational priorities, and drive operational initiatives to support those priorities.
  • Be the effective first line of financial contact to budget owners within R&D and help drive budget requests
    Financial Planning & Forecasting
    • Support annual financial planning cycle; ensure budget alignment with strategic roadmap and profitability targets.
    • Drive monthly/quarterly financial forecast cycle, ensuring accurate projections, appropriate level of reporting, variance analysis and pro-active communication.
    • Prepare journal entries related to financial close activities (end-of period accruals, reclass entries)
    • Propose business operational improvements to enhance financial visibility, control and planning effectiveness.
      Reporting & Analytics
      • Assist with the reporting of financial results (Opex, Capex and Headcount) to R&D management
      • Build and Use Anaplan models to automate and scale current processes.
      • Track and proactively support manage existing and upcoming lease schedules for our infrastructure purchases
      • Drive cross functional efforts to continuously improve analytics, data quality and self-service reporting.
      • Liaise with Corporate Accounting to ensure correct accounting treatment of transactional activities.
      • Crisp Variance analysis at a regular cadence with ability to translate finance to non-finance and vice-versa
      • Assist with additional ad-hoc analyses for Executive leadership and broader FP&A team as needed
        Your Qualifications, Your Influence

        To be successful in the role, you must possess the following skills
        • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance (MBA or CPA preferred)
        • 4+ years of FP&A/Strategic Finance experience with an understanding of key SaaS metrics
        • Strong organizational, communication, and influencing skills
        • High proficiency with analytics, Power point, financial model building
        • Self-motivated and ability to work independently, with general direction and guidance
        • Experience in the application of accounting principles to periodic financial reporting, planning and forecasting
        • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
        • Willingness to learn adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment
          Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

          Build your job in a place that thrives on diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe in maintaining a hiring and working experience in which all people are respected and valued, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes people unique. We hire you for who you are, and we want you to bring your true self to work every day!


          Protecting the health and safety of our communities, including our employees and of those considering a career at Anaplan, is our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our interviewing Jobble

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