BlackLine automates and controls financial close processes for midsize and large organizations.

Principal Solution Architect (Financial Analytics)

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Employer Provided Salary: 124,000-175,700 Annually
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Get to Know Us:
It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing!
At BlackLine, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications.
Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance.
Being a best-in-class SaaS Company, we understand that bringing in new ideas and innovative technology is mission critical. At BlackLine we are always working with new, cutting edge technology that encourages our teams to learn something new and expand their creativity and technical skillset that will accelerate their careers.
Work, Play and Grow at BlackLine!
Make Your Mark:
Join BlackLine as our Principal Value Architect, Financial Analytics and propel our strategic objectives forward by integrating advanced financial analytics into our client solutions. We are seeking a dynamic individual with a strong foundation in accounting or finance, evidenced by a BS degree or equivalent, coupled with a minimum of six years' experience in enterprise applications.
The ideal candidate will be deeply versed in business analysis, financial modeling, and possess exceptional skills in data analysis and visualization technologies including Python, R, SQL, Excel Macros, Tableau, PowerBI , and Cloud Computing. Your role will demand a blend of technical expertise and customer-facing experience, ideally gained in positions such as Consultant, Technical Solutions Engineer, Technical Pre-Sales, or Solutions Architect.
You will lead technical discussions, demonstrating an ability to identify and tailor solutions to our customers' needs. Your current technical abilities should enable direct engagement with our engineering team, showcasing hands-on data manipulation using cutting-edge tools and generative AI. Experience in Data Management, cloud technology deployment, and rapid customer landscape assessments are critical.
Your responsibilities will extend to guiding customers through the evaluation of BlackLine's Cloud solutions, leveraging strong data modeling skills and understanding of data warehouse concepts. Proven experience with API integrations, cloud platforms like GCP and Azure, Microsoft .Net , and Power App technologies is essential.
You'll Get To:

  1. Strategic Sales Support : In this critical role, you will develop and refine BlackLine's sales strategies, collaborating with Sales, Partners, Product, and Service teams throughout the entire sales lifecycle. Your contributions will be key in securing and closing complex deals, leveraging your deep understanding of financial analytics and customer requirements.
  2. Leadership in Complex Deals : You will lead the charge in BlackLine's engagements with strategic customers, using your expertise to influence major deal outcomes. Your role involves direct interaction with clients to understand their needs and craft tailored solutions that address their specific challenges.
  3. Direct Engagement in High-Stakes Situations : Your responsibility includes hands-on participation in critical demonstrations and presentations, showcasing BlackLine's capabilities to potential and existing customers. Your ability to articulate complex solutions clearly and effectively will be vital in these scenarios.
  4. Business Value Assessment and Guidance : You will lead the creation and assessment of detailed Business Cases, conducting ROI analyses, and project planning to demonstrate the tangible benefits of BlackLine's solutions. Additionally, you will provide strategic guidance on technical enhancements and mentor your peers in adopting Value Selling methodologies

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance , Accounting, Business Intelligence, or related field . CPA or CFA preferred.
  • ​Minimum six years of experience working with enterprise applications.
  • Expertise with data analysis and/or data visualization technologies such as Python, R, SQL, Excel Macros, Tableau, PowerBI & Cloud Computing.
  • ​ Experience in leading technical discussions and identifying the right solution for our customers' needs.
  • ​ Proven ability in performing rapid assessments of customers' landscape and targeting use cases and deployment targets for Cloud technology.
  • ​ Ability to demonstrate and build business case to support the evaluation of BlackLine's Cloud solution.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Significant experience in finance or business intelligence roles, particularly within a pre-sales or consultancy environment.
  • Strong data modeling skills and familiarity with data warehouse concepts.
  • Proven knowledge and prior experience with generative AI solutions
  • ​ Experience with Enterprise EMP solutions preferred: BlackLine, OneStream, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, SAP BusinessObjects Financial Consolidation, Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Financial Data Management (FDM), Planning, and Essbase , IBM Cognos, or similar CP M tools.

Thrive at BlackLine Because You Are Joining:

  • A technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Every door at BlackLine is open. Just bring your brains, your problem-solving skills, and be part of a winning team at the world's most trusted name in Finance Automation!
  • A culture that is kind, open, and accepting. It's a place where people can embrace what makes them unique, and the mix of cultural backgrounds and varying interests cultivates diverse thought and perspectives.
  • A culture where BlackLiner's continued growth and learning is empowered. BlackLine offers a wide variety of professional development seminars and inclusive affinity groups to celebrate and support our diversity.

BlackLine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, age, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected class or category recognized by applicable equal employment opportunity or other similar laws.
BlackLine recognizes that the ways we work and the workplace itself has shifted. We innovate in a workplace that optimizes a combination of virtual and in-person interactions to maximize collaboration and nurture our culture. Candidates who live within a reasonable commute to one of our offices will work in the office at least 2 days a week.
Salary Range:
USD $124,000.00 - USD $165,000.00
Pay Transparency Statement:
Placement within this range depends upon several factors, including the applicant's prior relevant job experience, skill set, and geographic location. In addition to base pay, BlackLine also offers short-term and long-term incentive programs, based on eligibility, along with a robust offering of benefit and wellness plans.

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What are Blackline Perks + Benefits

Blackline Benefits Overview

Healthy employees are happier and more engaged. At BlackLine, medical, dental, and vision coverage is taken care of by the company, along with unlimited paid time off and other perks to help you take care of your mental and physical health and wellness.

Your financial wellness matters too. we offer a 401(k) plan with matching, competitive compensation, and an employee stock purchase plan to ensure you keep current with your value in the marketplace and plan for your future. We also offer extensive career and personal development with a wide range of learning opportunities.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
At BlackLine, we feel that paying 100% of our employees’ health benefits is 100% the right thing to do. Medical, dental, and vision are taken care of by the company.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
BlackLine hosts company outings several times per year.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re better together and know that amazing individuals make amazing teams. We also know that we bond through socializing and shared experiences. That’s how teams gel and support each other.

So, we like to play games together: table tennis, poker, and video games. We encourage company sports leagues and fitness groups. We relax with happy hours and team get-togethers, and we never let a holiday season go by without a celebration.

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