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Sr. Financial Analyst

Req id:  21625

Boston, MA, US



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



As a key member of the FP&A organization, the person in this role will partner with our go-to-market leaders to ensure efficient/effective operations spending.  The ideal candidate has experience in go-to-market financial management and business partnering in order to assist business leaders in making informed operational decisions.  This role will also support constituents within the go-to-market area to develop Budgets, Forecasts, Reporting, Analyses, Metrics, Financial Models, and Processes to drive financial transparency. 


The Senior Financial Analyst will draw heavily on her or his financial modeling and system skills to provide financial insights to help drive financial decision making that yields maximum, long term value for the business.  The ideal candidate is a well-rounded performer who thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment, embraces a collaborative work style and possesses a clear customer and operations focus, with a passion for business support. If you are a change agent, thought leader, and builder, this is a great role for you!


Specific Responsibilities

  • Core financial budgeting, forecasting, and reporting for expenses and capital expenditures of the business. This includes variance analysis and commentary. 
  • Recommending actions by analyzing and interpreting financial and operational data. This may include scenario analysis, aggregation of necessary data, development of supporting models, coordination with Business Leaders to determine assumptions, and completion of key metrics, reporting, and benchmarks.
  • Partnering with the business for workforce planning
  • Maintaining and driving department structure information, including cost center and line of business structure, etc.
  • Close process duties, including expense review, trend analysis, variance analysis
  • Gather information and data from various systems, reporting tools, and people.  Ability to bring those data points together in a meaningful way to provide granular insight into the various models
  • Expense approval
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis to support various business initiatives and special projects.


Success Factors


What will make you successful at OpenText:

  • A track record of good judgment and decision-making in positions with significant responsibility.
  • Highly autonomous and able to independently identify high-value projects and drive them to completion.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability in cross-functional team environments.
  • High degree of comfort with complex technical environments.
  • Having and being able to articulate/defend an informed opinion on important topics.
  • Improvements to key systems.
  • Ability to automate reporting



Skills, Experience and Characteristics

  • 4-6 years of progressive experience in a corporate Finance role.  FP&A Business partnership experience in the go-to-market area at a public SaaS company preferred.
  • BS in Finance or Accounting. MBA is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong customer focus with the demonstrated ability to build long-term relationships.
  • Proven accomplishments in process improvement and financial systems implementation.
  • Strong ability to breakdown and understand financial results and effectively handle multiple deliverables in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional computer skills with a range of relevant financial software packages and expert excel skills.
  • Experience working with large data sets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including a proven ability to work comfortably with senior executives.
  • High degree of initiative and results-oriented. Eager to adapt to and drive change.



OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accomodationrequests@opentext.com).


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Join OpenText today.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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