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Finance Manager

Company: VMware
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

The Office of the CTO (OCTO) team's overall mission is to lead future research & innovation, build foundational platform and services to accelerate VMware's transition to a SaaS company, security/compliance/privacy and partner innovation. Finance provides trusted and insightful financial information to enable the executive leadership teams to make effective decisions that improve VMware's return on investments. We are looking for a Finance Manager who will work closely with finance management, key business partners across the global organization and drive effective management of rapidly growing cloud consumption, improve operational efficiencies and manage Cross Cloud SaaS Platform (CCSP) financial planning and analysis support. Prefer 6+ years of relevant work experience in technology company/IT with advanced Excel financial and analytical skills and have strong interpersonal / effective communication skills.
Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

You will be supporting Cross Cloud SaaS Platform (CCSP), a priority initiative for OCTO. You will have opportunity to improve operations, accelerate VMWare's transition to SaaS, and drive capacity planning & management.As a Manager you will be partnering with PCS BU finance leadership team, VMWare Platform Services (VPS) business partners and Corporate Finance to drive operational improvements and forecast accuracy.
The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

We are looking for seasoned finance leader in FP&A with experience in a technology company or environment with heavy emphasis in cloud economics. Experience supporting businesses that use public cloud providers, such as AWS, Azure Cloud or Google Cloud Platform is preferable. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work and effectively communicate with senior-level business partners is key to success. Dedication to ensure deadlines are met with high quality work is important. Successful track record of developing teams.

  • Partner with VP to facilitate CCSP achievements and advise on investment and business decisions.
  • FP&A Lead in overseeing finance operations; Ensure timely and accurate business and financial forecasting, various weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting, and ad-hoc business analysis support.
  • Vet hardware and software requirements vs requests, understand demand drivers, make budget trade-offs, and approve purchase requisitions and headcount requisitions.
  • Analyze new business ideas, make analytical judgments, and provide data intensive analyses to drive meaningful change
  • Advocate and manage system/process improvements, in collaboration with business, Central and Corp Finance and EDA teams, to manage expenses and related reporting.
  • Research new business ideas, develop analytical models and provide recommendations that address competing interests.
  • Improve governance framework and influence business decisions that make lasting contributions.What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?The Hiring Manager for this role is Deanne Kashiwamura, Finance Director. Deanne has worked in VMware for past 7 years supporting various roles within PCS finance organization.OCTO finance team is a highly regarded team within the Products and Cloud Services (PCS) finance organization (-100 members in US/Costa Rica). We work closely with the OCTO global organization of - 2000 team members that is responsible for SaaS Operations capabilities as well as many other common engineering functions. Global team is spread throughout VMware offices including Palo Alto, Bulgaria, Bangalore and China.
    Where is this role located?

    The location of this role must be located on West Coast, preferable within the Bay Area. Work will be done from a VMWare office some days during the week and other days from a remote location.

    What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

    You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
    • Generous Time Off Programs
    • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
    • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
    • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)
    • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes
    • This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware - " This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware." ---
      This job may require the candidate to comply with travel restrictions and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry. Further, depending on various factors, including legal challenges to the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, VMware may require employees to be fully vaccinated effective January 18, 2022.
      Category : Finance
      Subcategory: Finance
      Experience: Manager and Professional
      Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
      Posted Date: 2021-11-18

      VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what's possible today at

      Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 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, Palo Alto , Finance Manager, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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