Forecasting and Budgeting Specialist

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/13/2020 1:25 PM)
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Vectorworks Inc. is a global design software company targeting entertainment, architecture and landscape industries with enterprising and intuitive solutions that allow users to create without limits.


Our Sales team is looking for a Budgeting and Forecasting Specialist who has a passion for data and analysis. This position will develop, analyze, report and interpret financial and statistical information to assist sales team leadership in the formation, implementation and execution of the team’s sales forecast and program budget. Participate in providing analytical and technical support regarding, budgeting analysis and financial planning analysis. This position will work collaboratively with the accounting department to ensure timely reporting, feedback, and analysis is provided in order to meet reporting deadlines.


What’s in it for you?


You will have the opportunity to work alongside the senior leadership of a fast-paced and rapidly growing software company to help analyze and plan for our future growth. You will be responsible for sales analysis and reporting which will be used in our monthly and annual reporting across the organization, to our global distributors and up through our German parent company.


In this role, you should expect to:

  • Develop, analyze and distribute reports and dashboards to share our monthly sales results
  • Become the expert on the sales and performance data available currently and become an advocate for its integrity and availability across reporting systems
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and sales reports for the executive team as requested
  • Manage the annual budgeting process for the Sales and Marketing team, collecting budget requirements across departments and providing analysis and feedback based on prior year spend
  • Manage the annual sales forecasting process for the Global Sales team, analyzing sales performance by country and category
  • Develop models to feed into our forecasting process to help predict how changes in business model, pricing, or promotions will affect our sales over time
  • Make recommendations for ways to increase our sales and/or decrease our expense budget based off of sales and expense analysis
  • Work with sales leadership and accounting to review and approve commission reports monthly
  • Develop beautiful, convincing presentations that help support our company objectives
  • Contribute to the due diligence, financial planning and execution of acquisition projects


Why do you want this job? Because you are:

  •  Seeking a challenging analytical position where you are responsible for the accurate forecasting and budgeting for our sales team to ensure we meet our company objectives.
  • Wanting to learn more about how a global company operates and excited to contribute to creative solutions to help grow our sales annually.
  • Excited to be a part of a growing company and hold a lead position in managing changes to our business processes and acquisitions of new technology and sales channel
  • Looking to impact the current and future growth of a company in a collaborative and diverse environment.
  • Interested in working on global solutions

Why do we want you? Because you have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field
  • 5+ years of related work experience in budgeting and/or forecasting
  • Advanced experience working with Excel, including know how in creating advanced formulas and using macros (Vlookup, index, concatenate, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Basic proficiency or working knowledge of relational databases and using query tools such as MySQL
  • Experience building forecasting models to help predict future sales growth based on defined inputs
  • High motivation and the ability to work easily in both large team environments and independently
  • Experience using data to analyze and solve problems
  • Process minded, able to generate refined output from general concepts
  • Advanced proficiency in Word, Power Point, Outlook
  • Ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures
  • Ability to build sustainable relationships of trust through open and interactive communication

Extra Credit:

  • Proficiency with BI tools such as Tableau
  • Experience pulling data from SalesForce, HubSpot, SAP BusinessOne, and Sequel Pro
  • Experience working with a global company and implementing projects across borders
  • Experience supporting product or channel acquisitions


Vectorworks Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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