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Financial Analyst, Sales - Foster City, CA

Job type:
Full-time
Region:
North America
Location:
Foster City, CA, United States
Category:
General and Administrative

Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE) is seeking a Financial Analyst to join the Corporate FP&A team.  The FP&A team plays an integral role in providing the data and analyses behind critical strategic and operational decisions.  The team sets budgets and forecasts for internal operations, and helps with setting guidance and communicating with Wall Street analysts and investors.  The team is also responsible for creating the long-term operating plan, implementing and maintaining systems to measure the business and ad-hoc analyses that touch all aspects of the business.  The FP&A team has high exposure to our executive team and business leaders, and many opportunities to influence the long-term direction of the company.

The Financial Analyst will report to the FP&A Manager and will be an important part of the Corporate Finance team. The role requires a strong understanding of communications both within the finance organization and overall business of a mid to large-sized company.  The ideal candidate has a well-developed appreciation for data integrity and financial processes, as well as a firm grasp of best practices for financial modeling. The candidate is eager to identify, develop, and drive operational excellence and reliable analyses to support the next wave of growth. This role will also require an individual who is willing to roll up their sleeves as duty requires, and tends to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment while collaborating with people of a diverse set of talents.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and improve models and data sets that drive the worldwide revenue projections and top-line metrics, and provide insight to trends and direction of overall growth
  • Partner with business leaders to facilitate the annual budget process and drive accurate monthly forecasts thereafter
  • Promote financial discipline and accountability around hiring and procurement decisions by tracking new hires and purchase requisitions against the budget, and prepare reporting packages for executives
  • Perform forecast vs actual variance analyses for revenue and expenses to ensure general ledger accuracy during monthly close processes
  • Ensure the integrity and consistency of financial data across the various financial reporting systems and processes
  • Assist in preparing data and building financial presentations for management for various company meetings
  • Ad-hoc analysis and projects as-needed to support business needs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in Corporate Finance or Public Accounting; knowledge or focus on Sales/Revenue strongly preferred
  • Detail-oriented with strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Salesforce preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Why Guidewire?

Guidewire exists to deliver the industry platform that P&C insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating change—and to ensure that every customer succeeds in the journey. We provide the software, services, and partner ecosystem to enable our customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business.

Guidewire InsurancePlatform is the P&C industry platform that unifies software, services, and partner ecosystem to power our customers’ business. InsurancePlatform provides the standard upon which insurers can engage their customers, optimize their operations, drive smart decisions, and innovate quickly. We are privileged to serve more than 350 P&C insurers in 32 countries. We invest heavily in R&D to build a technology platform that combines three elements—core processing, data and analytics, and digital engagement—to enhance insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees.

Please note that we do not accept resumes or honor referrals from headhunters, placement agencies, or other external parties seeking recruiting fees if they do not have a signed formal agreement with Guidewire.

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