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Director of Finance, Cloud Services

Palo Alto, CA, USA | Leading Technology Company

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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The Director for the Cloud Business Services will have responsibility for ensuring strategic and financial success in one of Leading Technology Company’s priority businesses. This critical position will oversee portfolio management across the full P&L, including R&D, marketing and close coordination with a specialist sales organization. Key responsibilities include ensuring a balanced portfolio while prioritizing and making the necessary trade-offs to scale a rapidly growing business.

Working closely with the General Manager for Cloud Services, this role will play a significant financial and business leadership role.

Core Responsibilities

Maximize long-term shareholder value of the business unit

Partner closely with the GM and other executive staff to drive business results to targets

Lead the business units annual budget planning process including full BU P&L, commitments,

and investment portfolio trade

Manage the monthly forecasting process, including preparing and analyzing both the monthly forecast along with the current quarter and twice per year, the projections for six quarters out

Lead the analytics for the portfolio review, with ROI analysis, product life cycle management and balanced portfolio optimization

Through ROI methodology, ensure return is maximized and risk is minimized when evaluating all investments across the portfolio

Effectively work across the operations finance team to ensure everyone is working towards the same goal, improving productivity

Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives

Participate in operations reviews to ensure both short-term budgets and long-term plans are on track

Provide leadership for managing all merger and acquisitions activities within this area of the business, including target identification, due diligence, financial valuation, and post-acquisition integration

Attract, develop and retain outstanding financial management talent.

Acquiring an intense understanding of Leading Technology Company’s business today, and keen insights into where it is going in the future allowing for innovative concepts and promoting new ideas.

Required Skills

12 to 15 years of related experience in a senior financial role in a comparable or larger sized public, technology-based, SaaS growth business.

Undergraduate degree in finance or similar

Experience implementing significant process and technology improvements, experience integrating acquisitions, significant functional experience specifically of finance operations in a “large” public company (preferably multinational) environment, and strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC compliance.

Ability to provide sound business judgment, strategic thinking, and broad financial and business perspective across the organization

Outstanding financial acumen blended with business partnership and leadership

Confidence and presence collaborating with and presenting to executive staff

Experience managing, growing, and developing finance organizations to the highest level of performance

Ability to identify, hire, and develop new talent

Ability to sort through complex issues, translate and communicate them in a clear, concise manner and develop appropriate solutions in a timely and responsive manner

Ability to credibly achieve results through influence and persuasion

Demonstrated track record of attention to detail, time management and prioritization skills

Ability to challenge the norms and processes and relentlessly looks for ways to add value and to position the organization for success

A proven track record of process improvement and experience with financial systems and process change initiatives

A highly metrics-driven individual with a strong analytical abilities

Preferred Skills:

MBA or advanced degree

Act like it is your own company

Set out a vision and establish priorities

Have courage and take risks

Hold yourself and others accountable

Have passion for the business

Be humble and listen

Solve problems and deliver results

Develop your people

Be in the moment!

Be an ambassador for the CFO organization


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