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Title:  Finance Manager


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  24460


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

As a Finance Manager you play a key role on the Field Operations Finance team, supporting new OEM business models and NetApp’s Alliance business. This individual is responsible for supporting VP’s and other leaders in the organization as well as their operational staff. This includes performing research and financial modeling to help future business planning decisions, reporting and summaries as required by business partners, Corporate Finance or Compliance regulations. You will interface with cross-functional peers and managers and have an opportunity to contribute across various business challenges.

The ideal candidate has proven success in working with cross functional teams, operational staff, finance peers, and is a very organized key contributor with effective communication skills. You must have the ability to lead and execute on cross functional projects and work well within a team environment.

Essential Functions:

This role has responsibility for a wide range of financial support and analysis tasks. You will help to ensure that business objectives are met. It includes but is not limited to:

• Developing P&L for new business models and OEM customers, and collaborating with cross functional groups on:
- Forecasting
- Budgeting
- Variance analysis
- Cost analysis
- Product pricing
- Financial/Tax reporting, if applicable
- Regulatory/compliance analysis and reporting, if applicable
- Special Projects.
- Integrating financial processes and operations of the business with Corporate calendar and processes.

 • Consolidation and finance support for strategic OEM customers

• Consolidation and key finance support for strategic Alliance partners including their MDF spend.


• Participating in projects related to Financial Systems and Enterprise Reporting activities to align on data definitions and reporting.


• Assisting with business analytics to provide insight on OEM and Alliance business.


• Preparing and driving operational and financial metrics in support of key decision making.
– Managing actual expenses against quarterly budgets. Report forecast, actuals, and all comparisons to Field Operations Finance at month-end / quarter-end.
– Working with operational teams to forecast spending and effectively utilize budgets and set priorities.
– Managing and tracking activities to determine actual expenses and identify accrual needs and cross-charges.
– Modeling and forecasting headcount and lead Annual Operating Plan for your business.


Job Requirements

• Very strong business modeling skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills as needed to work successfully with staff and managers within and outside of function or the company.
• Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and on cross functional teams.
• Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas.
• High energy, self-motivated individual with the ability to multi task and work both independently and effectively within a team in a fast paced, dynamic, corporate environment.
• Ability to work in a project based environment.
• Ability to follow standard accounting and finance practices, and departmental procedures and processes.
• Strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Hyperion Essbase skills a plus.

Responsibility and Interaction:

• Responsibility:
o The types of tasks this individual is responsible are a mix of structured and unstructured tasks. This individual will apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving routine to moderately complex problems.

• Interaction:
o This individual interacts primarily with Staff to VP level employees within the function, and the technical team on assigned projects. There may be communication with employees in other functions as required.
o General direction is provided on routine work, and detailed direction is provided on new projects and assignments; as well as on-going review of activities and priorities.
o The ideal candidate will be an important contributor on projects.



• 8 years of experience managing expenses, forecasting and budgeting preferred. Experience supporting operational and business staff members.
• Solid understanding of accounting principles required.
• BA or BS in business, finance or accounting or equivalent degree required.
• Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, complex technical tasks.



So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time 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 and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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