Sales Finance Manager -

2 months agoIndianapolis, IN

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Job Category Finance and Operations

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About this position:

The Finance & Strategy (F&S) team serves as a trusted advisor to the business to help inform and guide decision making through business partner support and innovative & insightful analyses. We are looking for bright, goal-oriented individuals who will succeed in a fast-paced environment and thrive in building and improving processes that will allow the company to scale with growth.

As a Manager, you will play an integral part on the F&S team supporting This role is based in San Francisco/Indianapolis and will report to the Senior Director of F&S. The role will be responsible for managing the global Sales operating budget and headcount plan. This role interfaces frequently with Sales Executives, Sales Strategy, Sales Compensation and Accounting and prepares Executive level reporting and analysis. Aside from traditional reporting and analysis, this role is extremely strategic and collaborative with upper level management at

This role calls for a strong, proactive individual who has a proven track record who can autonomously drive projects in a fast paced, collaborative environment and interface confidently with executive level management


  • Own and manage the rolling Sales Operating Plan, inclusive of Headcount, T&E, ProServ, and other operating expenses
  • Manage monthly close processes, including in-depth variance analysis
  • Own and manage commission forecasting for Sales organization, inclusive of 340-40 impact
  • Present to the executive team and Sales leadership on a monthly basis analyzing business performance, Headcount, Overtime reporting, and Expense Tracking
  • Manage, analyze, and forecast loss of business metrics and gross margin
  • Assist Business Leaders in analysis and presentation of strategic materials for key management metrics
  • Work cross functionally with the Sales Strategy, Accounting, and Compensation Strategy teams to develop headcount plan, forecast commissions, and understand financial results
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting - analyzing financial results, distilling/synthesizing key trends, assessing current and future business risk, and communicating key messages to senior management
  • Run the Annual Planning Process cross functionally with the Corporate Finance team as well as the Sales Management team
  • Participate in Long Range Planning process for the Sales team
  • Assist in other ad-hoc analysis and presentation requests

Required Skills :
  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA or CPA preferred
  • 6+ years of FP&A or business finance experience, including experience at a global company
  • 4+ years experience in business partnership with VP level business leaders and experience in strategic planning in business operations
  • P&L, Commission (340-40 experience)
  • Track-record in process re-engineering and optimization
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quickly changing environment
  • Ability to work cross functionally and influence appropriately
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to think strategically and operate effectively with management
  • Experience with the following systems- Workday and Anaplan

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