2019-01-10

Senior Business Analyst
Job Opportunity at Mimecast Services Limited

Posted on Jan 10

Location: Lexington, MA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4182434


ID 2018-3487
Job Location(s) US-MA-Lexington
Position Type Permanent - Full Time

More information about this job:
Overview

Mimecast is a global leader in cyber resilience for email, offering cloud services for email security, continuity and archiving. The Analytics team at Mimecast is an exciting blend of business, data, and technology. Using a high-powered technology stack that includes Tableau, Alteryx and Salesforce, the Analytics team designs and develops enterprise-wide reporting, visualization and analytic solutions. We turn raw data into actionable insight and enable our stakeholders to make smarter, data-driven decisions. This individual will be part of a fast-paced, team-centric environment committed to delivering strategic and operational insight to key business executives and decision makers across the organization.

The primary focus of this role with be to support the reporting and analytical needs of the Finance (Accounting, FP&A, IR) function at Mimecast. You'll work very closely with senior leadership across the Finance team to identify high priority, strategic needs, capture those needs as requirements and ultimately deliver effective solutions that drive efficiency and accurate forecasting. This role will require outstanding data analysis skills, a working knowledge of Finance and Accounting principles, strong business acumen, a great deal of self-sufficiency, excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with co-workers across the US and around the world.




The ideal candidate is someone looking to make an impact, driving business decisions through data and analytics, based on detailed understanding and interpretation of business partners' pain points. You have the intellectual curiosity to gain a full understanding of Mimecast's business, along with the inner workings of the Global Finance organization. You will provide the analytical horsepower to tackle complex cross functional challenges by using advanced modeling and analytical skills, with the ability to convert data into action. With an absolute commitment to accuracy, you're comfortable working with datasets including Deferred Revenue, BVA, DSO, AR, and AP.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the FP&A and Accounting teams to help them analyze trends in our Financial data to drive efficiency and accurate forecasting
  • Presentation of analytics to senior management, up to and including C-level executives
  • Supporting and automating external reporting and audit data requirements
  • Ownership of global commission calculation and forecasting
  • Working with the Finance function to surface the need for data-driven solutions, design those solutions through data, and support them from their genesis right through to launch and beyond.
  • Working closely with our data warehouse team to precisely define data requirements to enable you to build the analytics and dashboards you've designed with your business partners
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, own deliverables end to end, and establish a consultative partnership with key stakeholders to achieve their goals
  • Identify and adopt best practices in reporting and analysis: data integrity, test design, analysis, validation, and documentation
  • Continually improve ongoing reporting and analysis processes, automating or simplifying self-service support for customers.


Qualifications

Requirements for this position include strong expertise in requirements gathering, Financial concepts, database/systems, and project management. Qualified candidate must be able to deliver on multiple projects over multiple timelines in a fast-paced environment.


  • Bachelor's degree; Master's is a plus
  • 5+ years of proven Business Analyst experience, ideally with background in supporting Finance teams
  • 3+ years report and dashboard development experience using Tableau (or similar BI tools)
  • Outstanding Excel skills
  • Experience working directly with data engineers and developers
  • Stellar communication skills: You're articulate and concise - both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly demanding environment with multiple competing priorities both independently and as part of a team. You will be confident partnering with other departments, and leaders within the business to achieve your objectives.

Reward



We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including private healthcare, dental and life coverage. Mimecast is an entrepreneurial and high growth company which will provide the right candidate with a wealth of career development opportunities. All Mimecasters strive on being high performers, problem solvers, and team players with passion and integrity.

Mimecast is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. EEO is the Law.



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