Senior Manager Commercial Finance Processes

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP


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.



This role will in the first instance be responsible for delivering commercial finance input to the Group’s transformational Order to Cash project, redesigning end-to-end business processes in the area of Billings.  Subsequently, responsible for providing commercially-focused reporting at all levels of the Company and forecasting the top-line for Sophos.


Key responsibilites:

  • Lead, in the area of Billings reporting and analysis, the company-wide business transformation project, redesigning end-to-end business processes and implementing new systems
  • Drive FP&A function’s efforts in transitioning Commercial reporting to Next-Gen Business Information reporting solutions, leveraging Power BI reports, dashboards and applications, and enhancing levels of reporting automation
  • Deliver group-wide commercial reporting, with an increased focus on SaaS metrics, to include reporting on:
    • TCV (Total Contract Value)
    • ACV (Annual Contract Value)
    • ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue)
    • Commercial KPIs
  • Provide robust monthly and quarterly TCV, ACV and ARR reporting for Board of Directors, Senior Management Team, Sales leaders and Product teams
  • Deliver monthly Flash TCV reporting
  • Deliver Group full-year, half-year and rolling monthly billings planning / forecasting
  • Partner with the business to provide financial modelling and due-diligence to support commercial decision-making
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting in response to ad-hoc reporting requests
  • Oversee the monthly close process for billings, ensuring all checks and reconciliations to other systems have been performed and that KPIs are accurately reported


Skills & experience required:

  • Degree-educated, and holder of a Professional Accountancy Qualification such as ACA, ACCA, or CIMA, with strong post-qualified experience
  • Excellent analytics and financial skills, with experience of BI solutions and transforming commercial reporting
  • Able to handle conflicting priorities and work to tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills required to develop strong working relationships outside of Finance
  • Comfortable providing impactful and actionable reporting and analysis
  • Experience of Microsoft Power Business Intelligence (preferable)
  • Experience of working in a software company (preferable)
  • Experience of reporting SaaS metrics (preferable)
  • Involvement in transformational business projects in a SaaS environment (preferable)
  • Experience of working in the Commercial Finance team of a publicly-listed or private-equity owned company (preferable)
  • Some exposure to revenue recognition accounting and issues



Equal Opportunities & Privacy


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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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