Financial Analyst

Ref#: 19620

Function: Finance

Location: US, MD, Gaithersburg

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The opportunity:

The Financial Analyst, FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis), is responsible for providing direct support to the FP&A organization, being a key financial partner and adding value to the business. This position has solid line reporting to the Director, FP&A. The individual will be a financial advisor and act as a key interface with cross functional teams. The position requires an individual with a high degree of autonomy, a broad understanding of the business and finance. Strong communication skills and the ability to prioritize input from multiple sources are a must.

You are great at:

• Developing revenue estimates, operating plans / forecasts / reviews, OP (operating plan/budget) and/or corporate reporting
• Providing monthly/quarterly financial closing/estimates and communicating current financial results and estimates to functional leaders
• Liaising with various organizations including Legal, Accounting, Billing, HR
• Building relationships with leaders to build an improved process for consolidation of estimates and actual financial analysis and metrics
• Partnering with functional leaders to create long range plans and short-range forecasts, understanding / evaluating key function drivers; supporting Sales, Professional Services and the Controllership organizations
• Understanding and explaining variance drivers within the business unit
• Identifying risks & opportunities during each quarter and working with functional leads to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities
• Performing ad hoc analysis as requested

What it takes:

• Experience working with Senior Management
• Postgraduate finance experience
• High tech, Internet or Computer industry experience (preferred)
• Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and minimize financial risks
• Proven capability in financial and accounting procedures, such as budgets, or P&L statements
• Self-starter working under minimal supervision with cross functional teams to drive stated goals
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels within company
• Experience with financial systems/applications (i.e.: SAP, OLAP, BPC, Business Objects, other data extraction tools), proficiency in Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation, including pivot tables, v-lookup & Macros

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA), Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act

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