• Financial Analyst

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

    Nuance is the pioneer and leader in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. We deliver solutions that understand, analyze, and respond to people, amplifying human intelligence to increase productivity and improve security. With decades of both domain and AI expertise, we work with thousands of organizations across a wide range of industries.


    Join our team! At Nuance, we are constantly reinventing how people connect with technology and with each other. Our AI-powered solutions empower organizations to transform “business as usual.” For decades, the world’s leading financial, healthcare, telecommunications, retailers, and government organizations have trusted Nuance to bring them award-winning solutions that deliver more meaningful outcomes and empower a smarter, more connected world. From clinical speech recognition technologies that free physicians to spend more time caring for patients to real-time intelligence that powers billions of customer interactions, we’re deeply committed to helping organizations push the boundaries of what’s possible.

    Job Summary

    The Finance Team at Nuance is seeking a Financial Analyst in our Burlington office. This role will be responsible for driving the multi-year, annual and quarterly revenue and bookings forecast processes, developing guidance models and supporting our investor relations team with analysis and commentary on revenue trends and performance to guidance.  This role offers broad exposure to the business, finance, accounting and operations teams, as well as an unparalleled level of visibility for a Financial Analyst with frequent interaction with senior executive leaders, including our CEO, CFO, CRO, Division General Managers and the SVP of Finance.  We are looking for an individual who is comfortable not only deep diving into the numbers, but also synthesizing, summarizing, and communicating (written/PPT and verbally) their findings and recommendations. The position requires attention to detail, self-motivation to be accountable to deliverables and deadlines and an ability to tell the numbers story.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Drive the weekly revenue and bookings forecast process from end to end: managing inputs, communicating expectations, consolidating and synthesizing information, packaging the information for executive review, and providing an independent assessment of the business’ outlook.
    • Partner with BU Finance, Sales Operations, Accounting, and BU Operations to understand key business drivers, new dynamics in the business, risks, and opportunities. Leverage these findings to produce insightful commentary and actionable insights for Corporate, Finance, and Divisions senior leadership.
    • Support the quarterly Guidance and Earnings cadence with both retrospective analysis as well as prospective-focused outlooks; conduct ad-hoc analysis to support senior leadership in better understanding business drivers, allowing them to effectively relay Nuance’s value proposition to the market.
    • Support the development of the annual operating plan and revenue and bookings target setting processes, balancing trends, risks, and opportunities in the business lines with corporate growth goals.
    • Maintain a set of data-driven models, dashboards, and reports, while continuously looking for ways to improve their functionality.
    • In conjunction with Accounting, BU Finance, and Sales Operations, support the quarterly royalty accrual process.
    • On a monthly basis, assess the impact of fluctuations of foreign exchange rates on Nuance’s operations.

    Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications: 

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting.

    Minimum Years of Work Experience: 2+ years

    Required Skills:

    • Expert level in Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, vlookups, slicers, complex ‘IF’ statements, and dashboard creation).
    • Self-directed, self-motivated and demonstrated experience providing ideas and solutions to further business understanding.
    • Must be able to listen and interpret the requirements of internal clients, plan accordingly and exceed expectations.
    • Exemplifies initiative, intelligence, strong attention to detail, and integrity in striving for continuous process improvement – a “right first time” approach.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as, strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated financial modeling knowledge and skills.
    • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.

    Preferred Skills: 

    • Ability to navigate SalesForce or a comparable CRM system.
    • Experience either creating, or maintaining Excel macros (VBA).

    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 Communications, Inc. (“Nuance”) 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 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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