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Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications


UKG is looking for a self-motivated, proactive Senior Finance Manager with proven ability to thrive in a fast paced and changing environment to support our growing Finance organization. This position provides financial support for the Cloud organization and is responsible for planning, forecasting, and ongoing reporting and analysis. The role interacts closely with various individuals from executive management to administrative support; the successful candidate possesses a broad understanding of finance and accounting concepts along with strong analytical and interpersonal skills, preferably with software industry experience.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:
• Lead a team of financial analysts with oversight surrounding the labor, data center, and software costs incurred by the Cloud organization
• Lead the planning and development of the annual budget by collaborating with key stakeholders through analysis of historical data and an understanding of future architectural requirements
• Develop financial models and forecasting as well as identify cost trends and analysis
• Identify trends in financial performance, linking them to Customer Bookings and environment usage
• Analyze costs across products, understanding cost drivers with a focus on providing recommendations for gross margin improvement
• Lead informed data-driven collaborative conversations with functional business management that drive growth, change and innovation
• Establish and report on key business metrics that measure the organization’s progress towards its’ long-term value creation objectives
• Partner with functional business leads to develop cost of subscription quarterly forecasts and maintain ongoing communications with groups supported to review actual financial results and discuss forecast assumptions
• Lead the monthly close process and review of detailed account analysis related to Data Center, Software Tools, Contractors/Consulting spend, Headcount, and Capital Expenditures
• Develop and prepare internal reporting packages and presentations that illustrate a well-thought-out story that is backed by strong data points and metrics and provides the business value added insight to enable business decisions.
• Continually identify and execute on internal process improvements and best practices
• Support functional business leaders in strategic initiatives
• Create and collaborate on ad hoc reporting and operational analysis, developing metrics, and modeling business scenarios and assessing and conveying the financial impact of business projects and initiatives


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience working as a business partner to operational groups and managing a team
• Ability to lead, influence and drive priorities and collaborate across all levels of the Company to solve business problems
• Strong organizational and analytical skills to understand business requirements and track plan changes
• Effective communication skills; listening, written and verbal; ability to interact and effectively communicate with staff at all levels of the Company
• Thinking imaginatively and intuitively while quickly grasping and synthesizing new ideas
• Capability to drive financial modeling analysis with key attention to detail
• Willingness to perform hands-on analysis as needed
• Strong systems skills; specifically experience with ERP systems and data warehousing tools, Microsoft D365 and IBM TM1 a plus
• Advanced excel skills including strong data manipulation skills, PowerBI a plus
Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training
• B.A. in Finance, Accounting or a related field
• 8+ years of progressive experience in financial analysis and modeling, working in a Technology company required

Company Overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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