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Senior Financial Analyst  Fremont, CA  Posted: 8/30/2019
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The hackers do not need financial analysts. The companies that are trying to stay one step ahead of them do! We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst with SaaS software experience. Very visible position with a division of an international Cybersecurity Firm, HID Global. One responsibility is to Create financial models to support revenue forecasting using market segment data and industry growth benchmarks in conjunction with business area performance. More information here -

Assist and advise IAM Solutions Controller in preparation of Business Area strategy requirements, including what-if scenario planning. Provide strategic recommendations based on data driven analysis.

Create financial models to support revenue forecasting using market segment data and industry growth benchmarks in conjunction with business area performance.

Present findings and recommendations to Business Area managers.

Review customer agreements for appropriate revenue recognition treatment where multiple / bundled elements are present. Forecast future revenue for various revenue types: perpetual licenses, software as a service, professional services and maintenance.

Support monthly analysis of results and identify trends.

Prepare comparative analyses with similar companies in the software industry.

Participate in financial analysis for acquisition targets.

Completes special projects and ad hoc analysis, timely and accurately as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor of Science in Accounting or related field

At least 7 years of experience in a financial analysis role

Minimum of 3 years of experience in the Software Industry

Demonstrated experience creating predictive financial models and translating the data into actionable business results

Experience with an advanced ERP system, Oracle data warehouse preferred

Strong analytical skills with ability to build Excel-based models to evaluate financial scenarios

Knowledge of HFM financial reporting system

Experience working in a high tech, fast paced work environment

Ability to thrive in matrixed organization

Job Requirements

Minimum Security Clearance:

No Clearance


3 Month Goals

Financial analysis for problem solving. What"s causing this?

Understand what all the data is and where it resides.

The drivers for revenue recognition and drivers of the business.

Model perpetual revenue to recurring revenue ? breakeven point ? what does it mean for the P&L

6 months

Acquisition reports ? financials

Look for benchmark companies ? mixes of revenue and profitability

Determine revenue streams for growth.

Able to interact with IAM Leaders - talk, structure it, and present takeaways. Asking the right questions, drawing conclusions.

Analyze operations, i.e., Marketing spend went down and the results are this.

Need a thinker ? wired that way.

Searching for an analyst who may observe seemingly unconnected events - and determine they are connected.

When you were given an analysis. How did you start ? give an example of the clean page. How did you need to solve? What were you trying to solve? 6 or 7 years experience, then earned MBA.

Software background is a definite plus. SaaS is plus.

Silicon Valley software companies.

Need to be independent. Dependable. Be able to ask questions. Confident but not arrogant.


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