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Digital Transformation and M&A Finance Manager

Company: VMware Carbon Black
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description

Our team is seeking a talented Manager of Finance to lead and influence all aspects of the Digital Transformation and Integration Office under our CIO/CDTO Bask Iyer. This is a high visibility, high impact role that initially involves influencing and managing the overall expense side of VMware's Integration office for Carbon Black and Pivotal. This includes financial planning, ongoing reporting, forecasting and long range outlook. The role provides an excellent way to get visibility into all aspects of M&A integration, as you will help a diverse set of teams set the right execution strategy and financials needed for success.

As an integral member of the corporate and business operations finance leadership team, this Manager's overarching responsibilities are to provide financial information that is relevant, trusted, and insightful, which enables the company to make effective, financially prudent business decisions. You will also provide critical inputs to Corporate and business partners to drive efficiency improvements.

In this role you will also manage, mentor and develop team member(s), helping build an extraordinary team that delivers big results. You should be hands on with the fundamentals of finance, accounting, financial planning, annual planning, budget planning, direct & indirect taxation, highly analytical and a good team leader. The position will be based out of Palo Alto.
Key responsibilities:

  • Overall business partnering. Partner closely with VMware's Integration Office and Digital transformation leadership team. Advise on capital and operating investment opportunities, trade-offs, resource prioritization, and risks, all with a mind-set to optimize the company's ROI and improvement of key financial metrics.
  • Process Efficiency. Lead process, system, and control improvements for increased efficiency and effective financial analytics. Partner with IT and finance operations team to implement these improvements.
  • Manage the VMware Rhythm of Finance. Provide financial insights, executive level explanations, and analytics on the performance of the various businesses within the VMware rhythm of finance including close reporting, forecasting, headcount management, and scorecard management. Drive accountability for forecasting accuracy on opex, capex and headcount.
  • Conduct analysis and support decisions. Provide ad-hoc analytics for business and finance stakeholders. Manage deep-dives into spending categories to identify optimization opportunities. Support development of frameworks that shape decision making for IT, REW, HR, Workforce Planning and other stakeholders. Orchestrate the aggregation of data from many different sources to provide insights and dashboarding.
  • Drive compliance with processes and policies. Jointly with business and India team, ensure compliance with processes and company policies. Orchestrate trainings for business partners and team related to processes and policies.
  • Track and manage performance. Provide financial insights and metrics, executive level explanations, and analytics on the performance of the business within the VMware rhythm of finance including close reporting, forecasting, headcount management, and scorecard management. Drive accountability for forecasting accuracy on opex, capex and headcount

    Desired skills and experience:

    • Minimum of 5-7 years of finance experience, including at least 3 years in the FP&A (financial planning and analysis) function, with a strong record of career progression and managing budgets.
    • Experience supporting large scale M&A transactions in Finance
    • Track record of showing leadership in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
    • Partnering, influencing and collaboration:
      • Skilled at building relationships with executive business partners
      • Strong and confident presence. Effective presenter
      • Strong and independent analytical thinker and influencer
      • Financial and Business Analysis:
        • Experience in data presentation and deep analytics of data to "tell the story" behind the numbers
        • Strong financial modeling, spreadsheet, and database skills
        • Ability to do to analyses "on-the-spot" with senior management
        • Proficiency in computer-based analysis and complex financial modeling
        • Experience with SAP Financials and Hyperion Planning or other planning tools is a plus
        • Management:
          • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries
          • Strong project management, planning, and organization skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
          • Ability to take charge of complex projects with minimal direction and develop new strategies and new ways of approaching business challenges independently
          • High energy and motivation
          • Unquestionable integrity
          • Strategic Thinking and Communication:
            • Demonstrated strategic thinking
            • Ability to solving ambiguous problems applying proven or newly developed frameworks
            • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
            • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Finance

              This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware.

              VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

Keywords: VMware Carbon Black, Palo Alto , Digital Transformation and M&A Finance Manager, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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