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Senior Financial Analyst - Sales

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Date: Aug 30, 2021

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Tampa, FL, US, 33612-9998 Apex, NC, US, 27523 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998 Chicago, IL, US, 60699-9208 Baltimore, MD, US, 21229-9998 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Orlando, FL, US, 32826 Nashville, TN, US, 37203 St. Louis, MO, US, 63182 Dallas, TX, US, 75260 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761

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 Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for providing analytical support to the Channel FP&A team.

Aggregate large, complex data and design analytical report to drive insights into business performance.

Assist in the development of Channel P&L reporting, KPI tracking, variance analysis and forecasting.


Financial Management

  • Assist in the design of a full end-to-end financial and operational reporting and forecasting process for the Channel team. 
  • Assist in the annual budget cycle and monthly/quarter forecasts.
  • Reconcile and improve data quality. Document current reporting and practices.
  • 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 Channel Sales and FP&A leadership.
  • Ensure timely and accurate work product; meet or exceed established service levels.

Business Partnering

  • Be a visible, collaborative, accessible leader within the Finance organization.
  • Facilitate finance optimization efforts; develop, standardize, maintain, and drive continuous improvement of all planning and forecasting processes.
  • Serve as the trusted Finance advisor for Sales 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 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 3 years of core FP&A experience – forecasting, planning, and business partnering.
  • Demonstrated excellence in business analytics and tools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently and independently while still meeting deadlines and commitments.
  • Attention to details and accuracy. 
  • Knowledge of the Software industry is a plus


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.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh