Senior Financial Analyst

Finance & Administration Remote, Canada


Position at Absolute Software

The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for assisting in our global FP&A business-partnering function, including budgeting and forecasting; internal management reporting and analysis; and analyzing business results and key performance indicators. The role reports to our Director, Finance, and requires partnering with business counterparts (including senior level executives and other finance leaders). The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong sense of urgency, as the role is relied upon to analyze financial results and perform forecasting to provide senior leaders and executives with the required information to make informed business decisions.  This individual should be highly analytical and skilled at presenting complex information in a clear and organized manner, to be consumed effectively by the target audience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, analyze, and interpret financial and operating results and information; improve forecast accuracy and visibility.
  • Manage the financial planning tool and serve as the key business partner and contributor to growth strategies, tactics, mid and long-range planning.
  • Participate in the preparation and review of annual budgets and rolling 5-quarter forecasting for the purposes of providing visibility into the business and establishing financial guidance targets.
  • Assist in preparation of regular and ad-hoc revenue and sales reports, analyzing key metrics such as ARR, churn, net dollar retention, ASP, etc.
  • Analyze transactional data to understand and explain drivers of sales trends and metrics across various dimensions
  • Identify the Key Performance Indicators that measure the competitive, financial, and operational effectiveness of the Company.
  • Manage the evolution and execution of financial updates for various stakeholders, including CEO, executive leaders, and the Company’s Board of Directors.
  • Provide additional support and contributions to such company initiatives as new business and M&A opportunities.
  • Perform expense and cashflow forecasting on a regular basis, as well as the process to compare forecasted numbers with actuals
  • Perform ad-hoc projects and financial analysis and presentations for executive management and the Board of Directors.
  • Special project support and ad hoc analysis.
  • Help train and develop new team members.

What You’ll Need:

  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Experience with SaaS business models preferred
  • Experience analyzing large transactional data set
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Experience with complex financial modelling
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office suite, especially MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Accountability – take ownership of personal responsibilities, managing assigned tasks and projects from inception to completion
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand complex business operations
  • Ability to see the Big Picture
  • A proactive approach with a constant desire for effecting improvement
  • Commitment to quality and process with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with a public company reporting environment
  • Experience with NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, and Tableau
  • Experience with complex international operations in multicurrency environment

Why Work For Us:

You’re resilient and passionate about securing the Work from Anywhere era.
So are we.

We’re in search of the best and the brightest – everyone from innovators, sellers and marketers to financers, operators and especially customer relationship managers – we’re looking for top tier talent to help us shape the next decade of security, drive innovation that enables customers with truly disruptive solutions and are dedicated to making a meaningful difference.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with international offices in Victoria – BC, Seattle – WA, San Jose - CA, Boulder - CO, Ankeny – IA, Austin - TX, Reading - UK and Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam, Absolute Software (NASDAQ: ABST) (TSX: ABST) accelerates customers’ shift to work-from-anywhere through the industry’s first self-healing Zero Trust platform, ensuring maximum security and uncompromised productivity. Only Absolute is embedded in more than half a billion devices, offering a permanent digital connection that intelligently and dynamically applies visibility, control and self-healing capabilities to endpoints, applications, and network access to ensure their cyber resilience tailored for distributed workforces. 

Our vision is to be the world’s most trusted security company – and to empower end users to connect securely and from anywhere, to all the applications they need to collaborate and get their work done, without interruptions and with an optimal network experience. Absolute currently serves approximately 16,000 customers with more than 13 million activated endpoints globally. G2 recognized Absolute as a Leader in the Winter 2022 Endpoint Management and Zero Trust Networking Grid Reports, reflecting our continued customer satisfaction across product lines. To learn more about Absolute, visit our website at or visit our YouTube channel.

Absolute is an equal opportunity employer.