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Title:  Senior Manager, Finance


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  43101


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

In the role of Senior Manager, Finance you utilize leadership and financial competencies to advise and support Business/Functional Leaders and Senior Finance Leaders by driving financial analysis to support business planning, budgeting, decision making, and performance tracking (both financial and operational metrics).

Your excellent communication skills enable you to present analysis and results to all levels of the organization including senior management. Furthermore, you will proactively work with the G&A Functional Leaders (IT, Workplace Resources, HR, Finance, Legal, or Executive Admin Office) as well as wider Finance organization on continuous improvement initiatives on all relevant processes

As the Senior Manager, Finance you are part of the Corporate FP&A team and you report directly to the Director of Corporate FP&A in Sunnyvale, California. 

This role offers a great opportunity to work closely with a wide range of the Company’s Finance, HR, IT, Legal, and Facilities departments, as well as outside vendors and project managers. This role will allow you to work with a small, agile, and high performing finance team to develop a broad and deep understanding of the Company’s business and operations that are essential for strong career development. As the finance leader of the G&A Finance team within Corporate FP&A, you will be managing a team of 3 to 5 analysts and providing day to day operational guidance as well as career development.


Job Requirements

The FP&A Manager is responsible for partnering with senior management to make important strategic and tactical decisions about our ongoing operations and future projects. Specific responsibilities include management of the long range/annual planning, quarterly forecasting, and month-end close cycles, business process development and improvement, financial analytics for decision support, and supporting ad hoc requests from business partners.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with department leaders and senior  management
  • Develop and manage the planning models and coordination of detailed departmental budgets and forecasts using operational metrics, Hyperion Planning, Excel, and OBIEE/Tableau.
  • Assess ROI feasibility and track large capital projects with internal and external partners and vendors.
  • Assist in driving industry best practices in forecasting and long range planning processes across G&A functions
  • Monitor operational trends and key efficiency/effectiveness metrics, including spending, headcount, capital expenditures/investment, leases, and vendor investment against plan/forecast assumptions.
  • Partner with business partners to deliver business insights and drive value relating to investments and other key business metrics
  • Ensure monthly financial results are stated accurately and in accordance with GAAP including preparation and posting of journal entries for expense .
  • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or related field. MBA is a plus.
  • 8 - 12 years of relevant finance or accounting management experience involving budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and project management.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the ability to influence, resolve conflict, drive consensus, reach conclusions, and explain complex concepts/topics in clear and succinct manner.
  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to proactively work across functions in a fast paced environment.
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to navigate and predict ambiguous circumstances.
  • Ability to succinctly and accurately present findings to management and executive leadership.
  •  High level of integrity and commitment to excellence.
  • Strong analytical skills and high capacity for growth and the ability to change along with the Company.
  • Experience building financial models involving deep business understanding, complex formulas and large data sets is a requirement.
  • Experience with systems such as Oracle (ERP), Hyperion and Tableau is beneficial
  •  Basic understanding of accounting for property, plant, and equipment under U.S. GAAP is preferred


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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