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VMware India continues to play a strategic role in VMware’s global growth strategy for the mobile cloud era and our operations are currently second in size only to those at VMware’s Palo Alto headquarters in the United States.

Senior Finance Manager, Corporate & Business Operations, India

Bengaluru, India

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Job ID R1810222

Job Description

Do you want to help shape decisions that impact an $8+ billion dollar technology business?  Do you want to help drive the future at one of the best known cloud infrastructure and business mobility solutions companies?  Do you thrive in a fast-paced, high-impact, data-driven team that works closely with the company’s executive team?  If so, VMware FP&A team may be the perfect place for you!

Our team is seeking a talented Senior Manager of Finance to lead the overall expense side of VMware’s Corporate and G&A spend including financial planning, ongoing reporting, forecasting and long range outlook.  As an integral member of the corporate and business operations finance leadership team, this Senior Manager’s overarching responsibilities are to provide financial information that is relevant, trusted, and insightful, which enables the company to make effective, financially prudent business decisions.  You will also provide critical inputs to Corporate and business partners to drive efficiency improvements.

In this role you will also manage, mentor and develop team members, helping build an extraordinary team that delivers big results. You should be hands on with the fundamentals of finance, accounting, financial planning, annual planning, budget planning, direct & indirect taxation, highly analytical and a good team leader. The position will be based out of Bangalore.

Key responsibilities:

  • Overall business partnering.  Partner closely with VMware’s Corporate and Functional leadership team.  Advise on capital and operating investment opportunities, trade-offs, resource prioritization, and risks, all with a mind-set to optimize the company’s ROI and improvement of key financial metrics. 
  • Lead the Team.  Recruit, develop and retain a team of 15-20 finance professionals ranging from Finance Managers to Analysts.  Motivate the team to take ownership and deliver results in an accurate and timely manner.  Build a world class FP&A culture, while enabling the teams’ objectives and supporting individual development opportunities.  Responsible for ongoing Team appraisals, defining career paths & Talent Reviews with Leadership. 
  • Process Efficiency.  Lead process, system, and control improvements for increased efficiency and effective financial analytics.  Partner with IT and finance operations team to implement these improvements.
  • Manage the VMware Rhythm of Finance.  Provide financial insights, executive level explanations, and analytics on the performance of the various businesses within the VMware rhythm of finance including close reporting, forecasting, headcount management, and scorecard management.  Drive accountability for forecasting accuracy on opex, capex and headcount.
  • Conduct analysis and support decisions.  Provide ad-hoc analytics for business and finance stakeholders.  Manage deep-dives into spending categories to identify optimization opportunities.  Support development of frameworks that shape decision making for IT, REW, HR, Workforce Planning and other stakeholders.  Orchestrate the aggregation of data from many different sources to provide insights and dashboarding.
  • Drive compliance with processes and policies.  Jointly with business and India team, ensure compliance with processes and company policies.  Orchestrate training for business partners and team related to processes and policies.
  • Track and manage performance.  Provide financial insights and metrics, executive level explanations, and analytics on the performance of the business within the VMware rhythm of finance including close reporting, forecasting, headcount management, and scorecard management.  Drive accountability for forecasting accuracy on Opex, Capex and headcount

Desired skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 12 years of finance experience, including at least 5 years in the FP&A (financial planning and analysis) function, with a strong record of career progression and managing budgets.
  • Track record of showing leadership in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Partnering, influencing and collaboration:
    • Skilled at building relationships with executive business partners
    • Strong and confident presence.  Effective presenter
    • Strong and independent analytical thinker and influencer
  • Financial and Business Analysis:
    • Experience in data presentation and deep analytics of data to “tell the story” behind the numbers
    • Strong financial modeling, spreadsheet, and database skills
    • Ability to do to analyses "on-the-spot" with senior management
    • Proficiency in computer-based analysis and complex financial modeling
    • Experience with SAP Financials and Hyperion Planning or other planning tools is a plus
  • People management:
    • Ability to attract, develop and retain the best finance professional talent
    • Proven ability to develop a team culture that fosters learning, team work, work-life-balance and fun
    • Management:
      • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries
      • Strong project management, planning, and organization skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
      • Ability to take charge of complex projects with minimal direction and develop new strategies and new ways of approaching business challenges independently
      • High energy and motivation
      • Unquestionable integrity
    • Strategic Thinking and Communication:
      • Demonstrated strategic thinking
      • Ability to solving ambiguous problems applying proven or newly developed frameworks
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Finance; a CA is preferred

    Why work for our Division

    Finance is a global organization that’s dedicated to the short- and long-term growth and success of VMware – and to using analytical tools and collaboration to build connections internally and externally. It’s a fast-paced environment, with lots to learn. We’re looking for people with strong critical thinking skills, who want to work collaboratively, serve our customers and make good choices. Uncompromising ethics and integrity are hallmarks of our organization. We’re a diverse group, covering the areas of corporate finance, FP&A, pricing, mergers and acquisition integration, revenue, investor relations, treasury, license compliance, tax, internal audit and the many corporate accounting functions. Come, join our team of motivated professionals, and grow with VMware.

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