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IT Lead Financial Analyst - Remote

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Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Washington, DC, DC, US, 20018 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Cleveland, OH, US, 44114 Hartford, CT, US, 06101-9998

Company: Ansys

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 Lead Financial Analyst – Shared Services FP&A will be a key resource supporting the Information Technology organization. Under the guidance and direction of the Manager – Shared Services FP&A, this resource will assume operational ownership of the development of the annual financial budget, quarterly forecasts, capital budgeting, and the long-range financial plan.  Assist in the design and deployment of key operating metrics, provide accurate and timely analysis to Senior Leadership, and support the Company’s Shared Services functions with accurate and consistent financial analysis.



Maintain the existing reporting and forecasting standards while looking for ways to improve and leverage system functionality to streamline processes.  Work with the Shared Services leaders to budget, forecast and track spend for all operating expenses.  Prepare monthly presentations of operating expense and capital spend results with concise analyses of variances to forecast, plan and prior year results.



  • Develop strong business relationships with IT SMEs and Management to drive processes to thoroughly monitor, track and advise on financial matters
  • Responsible for developing detailed budgets, variance reports and accurate and timely forecasts supporting run the business activities globally and for new acquisitions
  • Prepare detailed monthly financial results package for various Shared Services groups.  This will include variance analysis to plan, prior forecast, and prior year
  • Partner with IT and Accounting to monitor and develop accurate accruals
  • Provide financial guidance regarding purchasing and procurement matters including capital vs. expense treatment, business case development, purchase requisition approvals and PO/contract monitoring
  • Prepare monthly financial reports on capital investments and lead monthly business reviews with cross-functional stakeholders
  • In conjunction with Shared Services leadership, prepare quarterly Operating and Capital Forecasts
  • Build and maintain financial models to support internal decision making for a variety of business initiatives
  • Provide finance support to Shared Services functional leads as requested
  • Help us build a world-class FP&A organization by developing, standardizing, maintaining, and driving continuous improvement of all planning and forecast process



  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, or a quantitative discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in FP&A
  • Comfortable with dealing with various financial/reporting tools, and have a thorough understanding in financial processes including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing and Accounting
  • Strong business/technical acumen; ability to independently interpret macro/conceptual concepts and drive tactile business objectives or goals
  • Demonstrated excellence in business analytics and tools
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, relationship development, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills with the ability to present at the senior most level in the business
  • Strategic thinking, leadership, and the ability to direct cross functional teams to completion of strategic financial objectives
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and recommended actions to all levels of the organization, using negotiation, persuasion, and discretion to accomplish objectives and deliver results
  • Ability to drive projects to completion in a complex, deadline driven environment
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, able to engage and influence team and external partners; excellent organizational and time management skills



  • Professional qualification such as MBA, CPA, CMA, or CFA is a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills and systems experience such as Business Objects and Oracle Financials is highly desirable


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 www.ansys.com
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.

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