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McLean, VA | Full Time
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Job Description

Here at Appian, we’re passionate about technology. We love making it, and we love using it.  Coming on board to Appian Finance within the Appian Corporate team means you'll be doing work that directly impacts the overall business. We are a people-first organization, all committed to providing a first-class employee experience. Our top priority is ensuring our people and the business are equipped with the tools, resources, and processes needed to thrive. 

The Financial Analyst (Commissions) position will support Appian’s financial administration of its sales incentive compensation plans. The main responsibilities include: partnering with the Sr. Manager of FP&A to maintain the sales comp plan and calculating monthly commissions in accordance with the plan. Other tasks include: interfacing with the Corporate Accounting team to assist with recording sales commission expenses into financial statements and testing the plan provisions configured in our software tool, Xactly, to ensure system configuration is complete and accurate.

 

To be successful in this role, you need:

  • Advanced Excel knowledge, including: looking up functions, pivot tables, ability to read and build complex formulas by combining multiple functions

  • A collaborative and partner led approach to work with various teams within the Finance department and cross functionally with other areas of the business 

  • Competency and experience working with numbers, percentages, and formulas

  • Knowledge of Salesforce, Anaplan, Xactly Incent or other Sales Compensation applications

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:

  • An advanced Finance team with years of experience and institutional knowledge

  • Opportunities to evolve your career with us. Grow in areas both within the scope of your role, and Appian. Deepening connections with this team, other departments, affinity groups, ect

  • Appian University, a full library of over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning and Udemy courses, Presentation Skills training, and tuition reimbursement for those seeking to further their education.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Business Administration, or Finance

  • 5 years of experience in each of the following categories: Finance, Microsoft Excel & Commissions

 

About Appian

Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation and value. Today, we help businesses build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. 

Appian was founded on the belief that talented and passionate people, given the power and autonomy to excel, will deliver amazing impact. We have worked thoughtfully to create an inclusive, agile and collaborative work environment where employees feel challenged, and all voices are heard. We value and encourage cross-departmental collaboration, and actively seek opportunities to better ourselves and others. Creating impact to us means that when we deliver results, we’re focused on lasting positive change. 

Join us.

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