IBM Signing and Backlog Financial Analyst in BRATISLAVA, Slovakia

Job Description

IBM Finance as an integral part of corporation covers every geography and business unit within IBM and is the "knowledge behind the numbers". Finance team is considered a key player in driving the success of our company and a strategic financial advisor to the business.

In our teams, we promote innovative thinking, provide opportunities for training and skills development, support for integration into our organization and we put high focus on people development & career planning.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Coordination of weekly signing process (newly signed IBM contracts) on country level, interlock with all involved parties in order to finalize signings reporting

  • Weekly revenue reporting

  • Reporting and administering Signing and Backlog deficiencies in IBM systems, coordinating activities with customer supporting teams and Operations teams to fix system issues including manual corrections

  • Reporting in line with S&BL internal guidelines and other Europe and Worldwide guidance and related activities including manual modifications to IBM tools and systems

  • Responsible for backlog validations of negative, expired backlog, closed backlog, etc.

  • Preparation for backlog and backlog runout certifications, revalidation plus taking corrective actions in IBM system, support to country CFO and Controllers

  • Support for Waterfall preparation including calculation of revenue from signings and from backlog

  • Ensure regular compliance with KPIs and Business Controls requirements

  • Advise country Controllers on Signings & Backlog questions

Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Good Excel skills

  • Adequate level of communication towards clients during signing recognition and backlog validation/certification process – ability to guide and explain processes in clear way

  • Attention to details and following deadlines is key in this role

  • Proper preparation and planning in advance of peak period

  • Contract Controlling background is advantage

  • Ability to apply S&BL guidance's into reality and ensure they are followed

  • Keep yourself updated with latest guidelines changes and communicate them properly to your Clients

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting/Finance, Business/Management/Economics

  • Fluent English required, German knowledge is beneficial

  • Team spirit, able to work in a high performing international team, lots of energy and motivation

Preference will be given to the candidates who hold the relevant rights to work within the EU.

What benefits we offer:


Attractive compensation

Special IBM discounts

Diners club - private credit card

Subsidized meal-tickets

Contribution to pension plan

Refer a friend bonus


Flexible working time

Home office

Three additional vacation days

Attractive location in the city – Tower 115

Parking facilities for bikes and cars


Private medical sanatorium

Life insurance

Three self-recovery days

100% sick leave compensation


Quality education offerings (external/internal courses)

Possibility to apply for ACCA qualification

Long term career opportunities

Participation in international projects

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.