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Manager Finance FP&A - Sales

Company: ANSYS
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

The Manager Finance FP&A owns all financial planning, forecasting, reporting, and analysis for the Global Consulting Services organization. The individual will serve numerous constituents, with accountability for financial management and planning as the Finance partner for the GCS leadership team.This position will report to the Finance (FP&A) leader for Global Consulting Services and Channel Sales.

Financial Management

  • Design and implement a full end-to-end financial and operational reporting and forecasting process for the GCS team.
  • Manage the annual budget cycle and monthly/quarter forecasts.
  • Reconcile and improve data quality. Document current reporting and practices within GCS.
  • Implement improved financial reporting processes and drive streamlining and simplification.
  • Deliver granular reporting and analyses on weekly/monthly/quarterly cadence.
  • Analyze financial results and communicate business insights to GCS and FP&A leadership.
  • Define key performance indicators and profitability measures and build linkage to financial forecasts and actual performance.
  • Ensure timely and accurate work product; meet or exceed established service levels.

Business Partnering
  • Be a visible, collaborative, accessible leader within the Finance organization.
  • Document business needs and build a small team to provide global, consistent coverage and support for the GCS organization.
  • Facilitate finance optimization efforts and help us build a world-class FP&A organization; develop, standardize, maintain, and drive continuous improvement of all planning and forecasting processes.
  • Serve as the trusted Finance advisor for the GCS and FP&A leadership. Assess risks and opportunities versus annual company targets. Drive strategies to maximize financial opportunities and collaborate to design initiatives to mitigate risks and close gaps. Evaluate forecast outputs to optimize future results.
  • Ensure financial results are standardized, impactful, and understandable for GCS, Sales, Finance, and general management audiences.
  • Participate in appropriate training to enable the adoption of new processes, tools, and models.

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, or a quantitative discipline.
  • Advanced degree or professional qualification such as MBA, CFA is a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of core FP&A experience - forecasting, planning, and business partnering.
  • 1-2 years of people leadership and a desire to build a new support function.
  • Proven track record of success as a Finance business partner.
  • Knowledge of the Software industry is a plus.
  • History of self-motivated, independent decision-making, creativity, and thought leadership.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, relational, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, with poise to present at the senior-most levels in the business.
  • Extensive experience with excel through creating custom financial reporting models for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc requests, including but not limited to variance and trend analysis, chart creations, and presentation tables.
  • Extensive experience in creating presentations for senior level management.
  • Demonstrated adoption of modern tools for business analytics, such as planning systems (Oracle EPM Cloud Planning), data analysis (Alteryx), and visualization/dashboard (Power BI) tools.
  • Proven ability to direct cross-functional teams to complete strategic financial objectives.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities; ability to engage and influence team and external partners; technical acumen to interpret business implications.

Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs - guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:
  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions. With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. Because at Ansys, it's about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It's about the "what's next" as much as the "mission accomplished". It's about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.

At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost. As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.

For more information, please visit us at

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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