FP& A Sr. Manager, Professional Services Guidewire Software
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FP& A Sr. Manager, Professional Services Foster City, CA
Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE) is a leading provider of software's next-generation core systems -- policy, claims, and billing -- to the global property-casualty (general) industry. As a team, our mission is to provide distinguished consulting and support services to prospects, partners, and customers which result in 100 percent reference-able customers which guides us in all that we do.
Our customers are insurance companies, and insurance software is surprisingly complex, difficult to get right, and actually a lot of fun to work on, and to implement. Demand for our software and professional services is on the rise, and we are growing to meet the needs of the market. Our Professional Services team includes Field Consulting, Education, Customer Support, and the Guidewire Services Center (Ireland).
We are looking for a gifted Financial Planning and Analysis Sr. Manager to support our Professional Services business unit.
As a FP&A Sr. Manager, you will partner closely with leaders and stakeholders within the Professional Services organization to determine key performance indicators and provide reporting and metrics for analysis and tracking. We are looking for someone with a strategic financial background that is a self starter. Someone who has a passion for quality and data accuracy and who enjoys collaborating with people with a diverse set of talents and a dynamic, fast paced, and global environment. Ideally, the Sr. Manager will be both highly analytical with the ability to synthesize data and make sound business recommendations to the executive staff and turn numbers and analysis into strategic forecasting dashboards. This role will provide a unique opportunity to be involved with every aspect of the Professional Services business unit and provide routine access to executive management. The FP&A Sr. Manager, Professional Services will report to the Director, Finance Planning & Analysis and help manage corporate planning, forecasting and reporting specializing in our Professional Services business unit. This role supports PS strategic planning, growth, pricing, and expense control which encompass gross margin analysis, reporting, metrics about business performances, and quarterly and annual operating plans.
What will I be doing â€" ideally?
Your first job will be to learn the Professional Services business unit and its performance in order to leverage technical and financial knowledge, based on available data, to recommend decision frameworks and business insight. As a strategic FP&A Senior Manager, you should have experience at a software development company in professional services as a Finance Manager. Your domain expertise will be leveraged to identify risk, opportunity, and to analyze the services billings forecast. You will work with Accounting to ensure proper and accurate revenue recognition and treatment. You will work closely with ProServ Operations to gain insight into customer project set-ups from the beginning and as they progress. On a continuous basis you will partner closely with ProServ Ops to analyze, report services billings via variance analysis compared to forecast and budget. You should be comfortable with working with large data sets and be able to see the big picture to transform numbers into meaningful executive information models and dashboards, easily seeing trends and opportunities.
On the tactical side, there are quarterly forecasting, annual budgeting, 3-year business plans, deliverables' analyses, productivity reports, pricing, discounts, utilization, capacity and other variable analyses.
You will come into a team and a department where many of the key systems are in place, but we are hopeful that you will provide insight into staying one step ahead of the market needs and business unit's trajectory. Finally, you will work with key stakeholders to understand data quality issues and drive the resolution of discrepancies in collaboration with IT. This truly is a combination of both vision and execution related to Financial Planning & Analysis to support our Professional Services' business unit.
Our hiring is as methodical, rational and stringent as our Development standardsâ€¦so here is a few of our favorite things.
- Bachelor's of Science (BS) in Accounting, Finance or related field; MBA preferred
- Ten plus years of progressive financial planning, forecasting and analysis experience in the professional services at a software development company - THIS IS MANDATORY
- Strong strategic, analytical, critical thinking skills including data driven root-cause analysis
- Creative problem solver that can identify sources of information from disparate sources and deliver comprehensive, balanced and actionable analysis
- Ability to track key functional trends of the business supported and make recommendations
- Proven track record in planning and managing financial processes in a complex environment
- Strong understanding of forecasting and analysis process and ability to build models from scratch
- Be able to demonstrate strategic agility and decision framework thinking
- Strong communication and presentation skills and demonstrated success building partnership across all levels within an organization
- Independent and pro-active self-starter who operates with a strong sense of ownership for projects and results
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and a fast pace, and to prioritize and deliver in a deadline-oriented environment
- Continuous improvement attitude; ability to seek out and implement internal and external best practices
- Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, database applications and other analysis tools used for modeling, report creation, and trend forecasting
What about Personal Attributes?
We live and operate by three basic principles. These are the same principles upon which Guidewire was founded and they remain at the heart of all we do today:
- We value integrity in everything that we do-- truthful relationships with customers, prospective customers, partners, investors, and each other.
- We are dedicated to rationality-- communicating through clear arguments, building excellent quality products, and making decisions carefully on the basis of factual evidence.
- We prize collegiality-- working together as professional equals, with a minimum of hierarchy.
What's in it for me otherwise?
We know that people work based on incentives so we have a scalable compensation policy. We pay base, performance incentives, and restricted stock units. Now that we are a public company, you can not only participate in profit sharing but in the equity distribution of our mutual outcome. Given that Guidewire was a top performing IPO in Q1 2012, we are confident that you will appreciate this strategy.
As a team, our mission is to provide distinguished consulting and support services to prospects, partners, and customers which result in 100 percent reference-able customers which guides us in all that we do. Guidewire has pursued one mission from its founding as a company in 2001: to be the pre-eminent provider of next-generation core systems -- policy, claims, and billing -- to the global property-casualty (general) industry. All of our employees understand that we serve only one industry and strive to solve one problem: to enable insurance carriers to migrate completely from legacy systems to a modern core system platform. We have recruited extensively among experts in the industry to ensure that we learn from veterans of insurance system design and implementation.
Today, insurance experience is pervasive throughout the Guidewire organization, especially in our Product Management and Implementation Services groups. The company is headquartered in Foster City, California, US with offices in London, Dublin, Paris, Munich, Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and operations in Poland and mainland China. Guidewire is owned by its employees and is also publicly traded on the NYSE EURO under the call sign GWRE.
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As the number one provider of enterprise software applications to the property and casualty insurance industry, we beat our competitors (Accenture, SAP, and others) 9 times out of 10. Guidewire is an award-winning company both within the insurance industry and in the software technology space. Given our success and increasing demand for our products domestically and internationally, we continue to experience double-digit revenue growth. Guidewire has offices throughout the world, including in London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Hong Kong, and the United States.
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|Company Profile:||Guidewire Software is a profitable, privately held, and VC-backed enterprise software product development company that exclusively serves the 1.5 trillion dollar property and casualty insurance industry. Our products enable companies such as GEICO, Liberty Mutual, and Amica to efficiently run their high volume core operations, including underwriting, policy administration, claims, and billing.
Our success can be directly attributed to the bright and extremely talented employees who make it all happen. If you are looking for an opportunity where your talents will not only be recognized and leveraged but also challenged, at a company that is grabbing significant market share in a 1.5 trillion dollar industry, then Guidewire is the place for you. We have an extremely low-turnover organization and 100 percent customer referenceability.
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