Title:  Sr. Manager, Finance - Cloud


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  84982

About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

Job Summary

NetApp is looking for a tenacious Senior Manager to join our PCS Finance team. This is a stellar opportunity to get involved in a highly visible, large scale SaaS cloud company.  If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle unique problems that no one else is solving, keep reading.
The primary role of Sr. Finance Manager is to provide extensive business partnering and financial support to the Cloud Insight and Spot team. You will oversee financial planning, forecasting, management reporting and decision support for the Technology leadership teams. This is a cross functional role, where you will partner with multiple functions including Engineering, Product teams, GTM, Accounting and Corporate Finance, legal and procurement to deliver accurate financial forecasting, actionable insights and meaningful updates.
Analytical thinking, crisp communication, effective business partnering and ability to adapt to a dynamic environment are key to success in this role.

Job Requirements

  • Business Partnership:
    •    Partner cross functionally to deliver world-class business partnership with R&D leaders to drive data driven decisions such as headcount allocation and product portfolio prioritization.
    •    Collaborate with business partners to forecast activity, update departmental budgets, and maintain overall cost control of the organizations you support.
    •    Develop strong relationships with business partners by understanding organizational priorities, and drive operational initiatives to support those priorities.
    Financial Planning & Forecasting:
    •    Maintain Product Contribution activities and support New Product Introduction (NPI) process
    •    Support annual financial planning cycle; ensure budget alignment with strategic roadmap and profitability targets.
    •    Drive monthly/quarterly financial forecast cycle, ensuring accurate projections, appropriate level of reporting, variance analysis and pro-active communication.
    •    Review financials related to close activities (end-of period accruals, reclass entries)
    •    Propose business operational improvements to enhance financial visibility, control and planning effectiveness.
    •    Drive accurate cloud spend forecasting and tracking against budget
    •    Support ad-hoc spend optimization requests and help hold business teams accountable to spend commitments
    Reporting & Analytics:
    •    Assist with the reporting of financial results to internal and external audiences.
    •    Support Monthly and Quarterly business review process
    •    Use financial models to automate and scale current processes.
    •    Drive cross functional efforts to continuously improve analytics, data quality and self-service reporting.
    •    Liaise with Corporate Accounting to ensure correct accounting treatment of transactional activities.


Your qualifications, your influence
To be successful in the role, you must possess the following skills:
•    Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance (MBA or CPA preferred)
•    10+ years related FP&A/Strategic Finance experience in high growth, preferably in SaaS/Subscription environment
•    Passionate, accountable, self-motivated and ability to work independently, with general direction and guidance
•    Strong organizational, communication, and influencing skills
•    High proficiency with analytics, Power point, financial model building
•    Experience in the application of accounting principles to periodic financial reporting, planning and forecasting
•    Strong attention to detail and accuracy
•    Willingness to learn adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment

Did you know…
Statistics show women apply to jobs only when they’re 100% qualified. But no one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to shift the trend and apply anyway! We look forward to hearing from you.

Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 

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