• Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)

    Location US-MA-Burlington
    Job ID
    Accounting / Finance - Finance
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


    Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


    Job Summary

    The Senior Manager in Enterprise Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization is a high-level role responsible for providing business financial leadership and support at Nuance. The ideal candidate thrives in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment, possesses a clear customer and operations focus, and has prior financial analysis experience in a shared-service, highly-matrixed organizational structure.


    The Enterprise Business Unit is seeking a Finance Manager to support our On-Premise business lines, which include cutting edge technologies around Voice Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence and Facial recognition solutions. The manager will support financial planning activities focused on bookings, revenue, COGS and deal support. This position will serve as the manager of one staff and ultimately the primary finance lead to the operations and service delivery teams. We are looking for a true team player; a person that is comfortable both leading discussions to drive smart business decisions and who is also willing to roll up their sleeves to do financial analysis and reporting.  The position requires an extremely high degree of accuracy and detail orientation with strong consideration to deadlines. 


    The position will report to the Divisional CFO for the Enterprise Business Unit and will have one full-time staff.


    Financial Planning & Analysis:


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work closely with senior leadership to enhance reporting capabilities, structure conversations for smart business decisions, encourage open communication among the team and establish a framework for accountability.
    • Preparation of Monthly and Quarterly financial analysis and materials. Work with senior leadership to provide value-added commentary to monthly and quarterly financial results, enabling swift and accurate decision-making. Reviews should focus on operational/financial performance metrics, historical results, budgets, forecasts, and trends. 
    • The ability to influence and drive change management and enhance existing business processes.
    • Develops policies and procedures for financial planning and ensure operations are efficient and effective.
    • Utilize system tools to assist in robust analysis of results as well as rolling forecasts.
    • Work closely with Business Intelligence (IT) team on Hyperion tools and process improvements, as well as improved reporting capabilities that benefit the extended business teams.
    • Drive delivery of operating plan and facilitate multi-year strategic plan.
    • Proactively identify & communicate risks & opportunities in all financial measurements.
    • Serve as a strategic finance partner to business leaders.
    • Gain leadership buy-in and influence key stakeholders to reach optimum solutions.
    • Provide leadership on key initiatives and drive simplification efforts.
    • Work with extended FP&A team, participate in daily close meetings, manage BU close calendar and coordinate FP&A 3-day review.
    • Executive level ad hoc financial analysis as required.
    • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for secure.


    • BA in Accounting, Finance or Business; MBA or CPA preferred
    • 7 to 9 years financial analysis experience, preferably with a medium to large public company
    • Financial systems and business application experience including advanced Excel, Access and Hyperion Planning & Essbase skills; PowerPoint and Oracle 11i or equivalent G/L experience
    • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills. Exceptional conceptual skills and ability to link lower-level analysis to the business "big picture".
    • Ability to take an ambiguous concept/task and understand/complete in an effective way with minimal direction.  
    • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to convey information concisely in writing and verbally at an Executive level.
    • Knowledge of financial tools and processes and a deep understanding of relevant accounting principles.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Highly motivated and self-directed
    • Ability to manage concurrent assignments and meet deadlines


    Additional Information

    Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


    Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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