Channels Senior Finance Business Partner

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Channels Senior Finance Business Partner, Hybrid | Cary, North Carolina


Nice to meet you!  

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence – and questions into answers.


We’re also a debt-free multi-billion-dollar organization on our path to IPO-readiness. If you’re looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career coupled with flexibility and world-class employee experience, you’ll find it here.


About the job 

The Finance team is looking for a Channels Senior Finance Business Partner who will collaborate closely with executive and business leadership providing them with financial planning, reporting, analysis, actionable insights, and strategic decision support to help them run the business. The position is responsible for supporting world-wide financial and management reporting, budgeting, and financial analysis of corporate results. This role also ensures the alignment and optimization of business and financial goals, strategies, plans, policies, processes and controls across the organization.


As a Channels Senior Finance Business Partner you will:  

  • Operate as a trusted advisor to, and work closely with, Channels executive leadership as an extended member of their leadership team.
  • Assist the development of and execution of Channel strategies that align with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Ensure ongoing awareness & alignment between all functions of the Finance division and Channels business in the design, development and operation of plans, policies, systems, processes and controls.
  • Leverage competitive information, industry trends, customer metrics and market dynamics to inform company and Channel targets, strategies and plans.
  • Manage delivery of Channels budgets and forecasts and key performance indicators (KPI) to measure success.
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery and engagement of strategic partner agreements and transactions
  • Monitor performance to ensure results progress to plan and to improve the ongoing accuracy of budget and forecast submissions.
  • Deliver regular financial management reporting and review KPIs, performance and external data to provide insights on Channels division and company-wide performance
  • Highlight trends, risks, issues and opportunities to executive leadership.
  • Conducts in-depth financial analysis and investigations to provide actionable recommendations to improve growth, profitability, efficiency, productivity, financial control and mitigate risk.
  • Leverage financial models, simulates scenarios and provides data driven insights and recommendations to support decisions, including, but not limited to, channel program investment analysis, pricing strategies, revenue optimization and resource allocation. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field.
  • Advanced degree (i.e. MBA or Masters In Finance) preferred.
  • Advanced Financial Analysis and a CFO mindset
  • 8+ years demonstrated partnering experience in a large multinational organizations in Channel focused organization.
  • Extensive recent public company experience in a partnering role to senior global leadership, with a thorough understanding of channels sales strategies, programs, and processes
  • Must be eligible to work in USA. International travel up to 25%
  • Equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications.
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization, up to and including the C-Suite
  • Exceptional commercial and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to work successfully within a rapidly changing environment

World-class benefits  

Highlights include...

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental and vision plans.
  • Medical plan options include…
  • PPO with low annual deductible and copays.
  • HDHP combined with a health savings account with a contribution from SAS (no access to on-site health care center).
  • Onsite Health Care Center (HQ) that’s free to employees and family members enrolled in the PPO plan. There’s a pharmacy too! Not local to HQ? The pharmacy will ship prescriptions for no additional charge!
  • An industry-leading 401k plan.
  • Generous time away including vacation time, a variety of paid holidays, and our much-loved U.S. Winter Wellness Break between December 25 and January 1.
  • Volunteer Time Off, parental leave and unlimited paid sick days.
  • Generous childcare benefits for all full-time employees.


Diverse and Inclusive  

At SAS, it’s not about fitting into our culture – it’s about adding to it. We believe our people make the difference. Our diverse workforce brings together unique talents and inspires teams to create amazing software that reflects the diversity of our users and customers. Our commitment to diversity is a priority to our leadership, all the way up to the top; and it’s essential to who we are. To put it plainly: you are welcome here.


Additional Information

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice.


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