Financial Analyst at Nuance

| Greater Boston Area
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Company Overview:

Nuance Communications, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that understand, analyze and respond to human language, amplifying human intelligence. With decades of domain and artificial intelligence expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations – in healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, retail, and more – to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers.

 

At Nuance Automotive, we’re futurists, re-imagining what’s possible at the intersection of humans, mobility and machines – then making it happen. If you’re ready to be a part of building and delivering the ultimate, future-ready mobility experience that is miles ahead of the competition, you should join us. Building on our deep expertise and unparalleled innovation, we are accelerating the pace of change and transforming the in-car cockpit. We’ve reimagined and redefined the mobility experience, creating a new standard that goes beyond driving to a connected and informed world. Today, we’re shrinking the gap between the driver and the automobile, transforming the machine into a natural extension of the human inside. 

While we’re busy building the next generation of the in-car user experience, we’re also focused on the next step: spinning off from Nuance into a new, independent, publicly traded company that will be solely focused on the growing mobility assistant market and its adjacent opportunities – autonomous cars, smart cities, enhanced shared mobility, and more – that are on the horizon. Our new company will be a fast-moving, innovative organization that will use our 20-year history as a springboard to the next level. There’s never been a more exciting time to join Nuance Automotive.

Job Summary:

Position summary:

The Corporate Finance team at Nuance is seeking a Finance Manager in our Burlington office. This role will be responsible for driving the weekly revenue and bookings forecast process, as well as supporting both the quarterly Guidance/Earnings cadence and annual revenue and bookings planning/target setting activities. This role offers an unparalleled level of visibility for a Finance Manager; the incumbent will have frequent interaction with Corporate, Finance, and Division senior leadership. The Senior Financial Analyst will work cross-functionally with BU Finance, Sales Operations, Accounting, and BU Operations teams to develop, understand, and assess revenue & bookings forecasts, gross margin trending and drivers, and foreign exchange rate impacts on Nuance’s operations. We are looking for a candidate that’s 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 a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and self-motivation to be accountable to deliverables and deadlines.

 

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. Advanced degree and/or certification (MBA, MSF, MSA, CFA, CPA) preferred


Minimum years of work experience: 8


Required skills:

  • Expert level in Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, vlookups, complex ‘IF’ statements, and dashboard creation)
  • Comfortable wearing multiple hats, ranging from leading finance discussions to working with data to provide thoughtful analysis
  • 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)
  • Familiarity with the component parts of the P&L, able to assess changes in bookings/revenue and their corresponding impacts to margins and profits

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 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Location

Our headquarters is in Burlington, 30 minutes from downtown Boston, right off 128 and across the street from Wayside Commons (hello, shopping!).

An Insider's view of Nuance

What does your typical day look like?

I’m responsible for overseeing my team’s progress on various Corporate BI initiatives. Every morning I check in our global team to address questions they may have while developing code for designs I have created. I keep in touch with our customers, give them updates on our progress and ensure that we deliver what’s important to them.

Shivani

Principal Business Systems Analyst

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our products help healthcare professionals spend less time doing documentation and more time with their patients. I love coming to work knowing that I get to collaborate with some of the smartest people in our industry; and because Nuance embraces and promotes diversity, I get to work with people every day who bring intelligence to life.

Tom

Senior Manager – Healthcare Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We unlock the creative potential in everyone by creating an environment where people can trust each other and express their views freely. We follow three principles: focus on the customer and empathize to understand their needs, encourage risk taking, and create a platform to share the stories outlining creative ways teams solved problems.

Raghu

Vice President, Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

I am excited to be part of a company-wide purpose and business culture focus. I have been with the company less than a year, and I can really see and feel the positive energy in the air. This project has and will open up avenues for employees to become further engaged in other aspects of the company such as community service opportunities.

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What are Nuance Perks + Benefits

Nuance Benefits Overview

Join Nuance and you will be immersed in our culture of health. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision and financial health plans that provide peace of mind now and in the future. Your family and friends will enjoy spending time with you thanks to our generous paid time off and flexible work benefits. And you will feel empowered to be your best self by utilizing our fitness and wellness offerings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Nuance Cares program offers employees up to 16 volunteer hours of paid volunteer time off each year supporting a qualified non-profit organization of their choice.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Nuance employees can contribute up to the IRS maximum annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short-term disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for a 26-week maximum. Nuance also offers long-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $2,500 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Nuance's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga classes and sponsorship of a race team for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Nuance offers a 401(K) plan through Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Nuance provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 100% of the first 3% of eligible compensation and contributions up to 50% of the next 2% for a maximum of 4%.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
We match dollar-for-dollar for a maximum of $1,000 annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary and secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 20 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
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We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
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We offer employees Free on-site garage and lot parking.
Fitness Subsidies
Nuance reimburses its employees up to $150 annually for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities.
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Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
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Nuance hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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Nuance supports our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Nuance Pride, Women in Nuance (WIN), Multicultural Association for Diversity Empowerment (MADE). These groups sponsor internal and external events and activities to create awareness, provide resources and foster relationships across the globe.
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We also now reimburse up to $10,000 for surrogacy.

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