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VP, Finance Planning & Analysis

San Jose, CA, USA | Harmonic Inc.

  • Industry:
    Telecommunications & Wireless
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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The VP, Finance Planning & Analysis position reports to the CFO and is a key member of the finance organization. This incumbent will have oversight of all FP&A functions. With responsibility for developing the company’s budget, forecasts, and management reporting, the position interacts regularly with the company’s business units, sales geographies, and other functional groups. It requires excellent analytical and influencing skills as well as an ability to quickly understand the financial implications of business decisions, and drive an open, inclusive, value-based and high performing culture. Our global Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team drives strategic decision making by providing functions with financial and operational context. Our team partners across the organization to provide insightful and accurate analysis that helps the organization understand the financial impact of business decisions. 


Lead the Financial Planning & Analysis function. Be a thought leader and partner with executive management.

Lead the segmental and full company planning cycle including the annual operating plan and monthly/quarterly P&L forecasting processes

Partner closely with key stakeholders to help translate business strategies and objectives into financial outcomes

Drive the continuous improvement and standardization of SaaS metrics working collaboratively across many functions

Collaborate with functional teams and provide fact-based recommendations that support financial targets, improve profitability, operational efficiency and effectiveness

Analyze trends and benchmark results: support business functions with such analysis and also challenge business functions when results are different

Develop and continuously improve key financial metrics and analysis to support the unique and changing needs of the functions supported

Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting packages for presentation to executive management and the Board of Directors

Contribute to the growth and culture of a high-performing team


15+ years of relevant experience in finance, analytics or planning as a member of or a leader of a world-class FP&A team. Experience leading a global team within the high-tech industry is preferred.

A mix of experience in hardware / manufacturing company and SaaS company required

Strong leadership history in complex and changing environments with demonstrated ability to gain trust and support from cross-functional peers and teams

Strong management and coaching skills for remote and international team members. Ability to manage the team in France, and other remote locations.

Ability to synthesize complex issues 

Extraordinary Excel / PowerPoint / financial modeling skills

Proven ability to develop and manage a team

Team player with a "no task is too small" attitude

Enjoys working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

BA or BS in Finance or Accounting; MBA desired but not required

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