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Senior Financial Analyst

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Finance

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.

Senior Financial Analyst

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Financial Analyst to join our experienced Commercial Finance team. The role will initially focus on process improvement, automation, and development of the current financial reporting suite while also taking ownership of a number of day-to-day activities in the Commercial Finance team. These will include areas of month-end close and monthly reporting.

 

Over the longer term the role will become a go-to person for projects involving the introduction of new reporting, and for building self-service reporting in Power BI.

 

As a member of the FP&A team you will be providing Finance support to the Senior Management Team and will prepare commercially-focused financial analysis to support understanding of Sophos results and to aid strategic decision-making.

 

The role will work very closely with the Business Intelligence team and with Sales, Sales Operations, Product Teams, and other areas of Finance.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Projects:

  • Driving transition of Microsoft Excel reporting to Power BI
  • Financial modelling to support Commercial decision-making
  • Develop and maintain a reporting tool for stock rotation
  • Simplification and automation of reporting
  • Support project to deliver new reporting on Annual Recurring Revenue Develop early renewals reporting
  • Expand customer and cross-sell reporting
  • System migration testing (including data reconciliations of large volumes of data)

 

Monthly reporting:

  • Provision of a detailed suite of financial metrics / KPIs
  • Assist with monthly close process for billings
  • Assist in ad-hoc reporting activities as required

 

Ongoing:

  • Ownership of stock return approval process
  • Drive the provision and communication of self-service reporting by the business, including becoming a super-user of our CRM and Business Intelligence systems
  • Become a subject matter expert on subscription-based metrics, including Annual Contract Value (ACV) and Renewal Book / Available to Renew subscription base
  • Enhance company understanding of Available To Renew (subscription base) data
  • Enhance company understanding of Annual Recurring Revenue metric
  • Support other members of the wider FP&A function in building reports and accessing finance data, using where appropriate:
    • The BI cube environment using pivot tables and cube (OLAP) formula
    • Salesforce reports
    • SAP reports
    • Power BI reports

 

Skill and Experience Required

 

Essential

 

  • Degree-educated
  • Holder of a Professional Accountancy Qualification such as ACA, ACCA, or CIMA
  • Highly numerate
  • Strong analytics and financial skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel user
  • Comfortable working with Big Data
  • Business Intelligence experience (preferably Power BI)
  • Able to handle conflicting priorities and work to tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills required; able to develop working relationships outside of Finance
  • Working pattern flexibility at certain times of the month

 

Desirable

 

  • Experience of using Power BI as a reporting tool
  • Experience of working in a software or subscription company
  • Experience of working in the Commercial Finance / FP&A team of a publicly-listed or private-equity owned company
  • SAP experience
  • Salesforce experience

Equal Opportunities & Privacy

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

 

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.


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