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Financial Analyst III, Bookings & Revenue



IT, Accounting & Finance
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

Location: Austin, Texas (Remote optional)

Forcepoint is seeking a Bookings & Revenue Financial Analyst III to join our Global Finance organization. This position will play a key role in the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) function as one of the primary owners of Top Line related metrics. The Top Line team is responsible for managing and forecasting the company’s Bookings, Revenue, Billings, and ARR metrics. This team also maintains many deliverables external to FP&A, which facilitates cross-functional alignment (e.g. with Sales, Customer Success, Product Management, etc.) regarding Top Line reporting and analytics.

This position will begin primarily as a shepherd of all Top Line related data and reporting and will work closely with the respective stakeholders. The Top Line analyst will assist with all data validation and will need to approach this portion of the scope with a strong grasp of our financial concepts and high attention to detail. This role will routinely work with the Big Data and Accounting teams to drive data accuracy and timely delivery. On the back end, this analyst will own reporting packages that are leveraged for Management and Board-level presentations. The envisioned scope for this role will gradually expand to include significant forecasting-related responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities Include:

· Maintain all Top Line related data, ensuring data accuracy/integrity

· Own all Top Line Reporting packages completed on a regular (Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly) and ad hoc basis

· Work cross-functionally with Sales, Accounting, Big Data, etc. to ensure all stakeholders are aligned and updated as actuals and forecasts change

· Build out new forecasting and analytics tools that leverage automation and improve data and forecast accuracy

· Acquire strong conceptual understanding of the business to leverage for Top Line forecasting and analysis

Skills & Qualifications

· BA/BS degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or applicable field

· 3+ years of Finance, Accounting or applicable experience

· Forecasting experience (preferably Top Line related)

· Advanced Excel modelling and data analysis skills

· Advanced critical thinking and analytical abilities

· Excellent communication and presentation skills

· Ability to work independently and take initiative

Preferred Technical Skills:

· Familiarity with Power Query, Tableau, SQL, Salesforce/Clari and relational databases

Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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Forcepoint is a Federal Contractor. Certain positions with Forcepoint require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

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