Finance Director – Costa Rica Finance and WWBO FP&A
Heredia, Costa Rica
hace 1 día

Job Description

Do you want to help shape decisions that impact a $10+ 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? If so, the VMware FP&A team may be the perfect place for you!

VMware has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Director to join our Corporate and Business Operations Finance Team in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

This role is responsible for partnering with WWBO (World Wide Business Operations) functions such as HR, Legal, Finance & Accounting, Data Team, Pricing Team on all financial aspects of the business from long-range / annual planning and investment decisions, all the way to operational expense management, metric tracking and support of cross-functional framework development.

This Director acts as a steward of financial resources for VMware and balances the needs of the business with the financial resources available.

In addition, this Director leads the WWBO consolidation, planning, forecasting, and close.

This Finance Director is also the Costa Rica Finance site leader representing finance & accounting both in Costa Rica as well as in Palo Alto.

The finance site leader is deeply investing into developing the VMware finance team, community and culture to develop the team members for career growth and leadership.

The right individual also needs to embody the EPIC2 values of VMware, demonstrate passion to understand the business, and collaborate across many stakeholders in the VMware organization.

This role reports to the Vice President of VMware Corporate and Business Operations Finance.

Job Role and Responsibility :

  • Costa Rica Finance site leadership. Further develop the VMware finance culture and community in Costa Rica across FP&A, accounting, internal audit and related functions.
  • Ability to develop and coach the people manager community for career growth and leadership. Represent the finance & accounting function across the Costa Rica site, as well as towards the partners in Palo Alto.

    Member of the Costa Rica leadership team. Lead and drive recruiting of high caliber talent for the finance function. Deeply engaged in the career development of the finance community.

  • WWBO business partnering. Partner closely with VMware’s WWBO leaders (e.g. Finance & Accounting, CPO, General Counsel, Chief Data Officer).
  • Advise on capital and operating investment opportunities, trade-offs, resource prioritization, risks, all with a mind-set to optimize the company’s ROI and improvement of key financial metrics.

    Drive accountability to financial commitments

  • WWBO consolidation. Lead the planning, forecasting, close and reviews for all WWBO functions (i.e. including the functions this role owns, plus IT and Facilities).
  • Annual and long-term planning. Responsible for financial planning covering operating expenses and headcount both annually and with a 3year horizon.
  • Drive efficient and collaborative process for planning with business and corporate finance. Clearly frame to prioritize new investments, efficiency opportunities, and run-rate expenses

  • Manage operational investments and expenses. Proactively support business in making major operational expense decisions by analyzing cost drivers, providing key financial assumptions, creating models to support vendor negotiation, and advising on trade-offs all with a mind-set to optimize the company’s ROI.
  • Lead the creation of frameworks to accelerate decision making as VMware rapidly grows

  • Drive compliance with processes and policies. Jointly with business, ensure compliance with processes and company policies.
  • Orchestrate trainings for business related to processes and policies

  • 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. Orchestrate the aggregation of data from many different sources to provide insights and dashboarding

  • Track and manage performance. Provide financial insights and metrics, executive level explanations, and analytics on the performance of the WWBO functions 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

  • Manage the WWBO team. Recruit, develop and retain a team in Costa Rica and India. Invest into developing the team; inspire and motivate the team to do their best work
  • Improve Systems and Business Processes. Lead process, system, and control improvements for increased efficiency and effective financial analytics.
  • Partner with business, IT and / or finance stakeholders to implement these improvements

    Required Skills :

  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant financial planning and analysis experienceStrong record of career progression and managing budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars sizeExperience across multiple FP&A functionsExtensive experience in partnering with business on large scale investments
  • People leadership : Ability to coach for leadership and career development in a large organizational settingAbility to attract, develop and retain the best finance professional talentProven ability to develop a team culture that fosters learning, team work, work-life-balance and fun
  • Partnering, influencing and collaboration : Skilled at building relationships with executive business partnersStrong and confident presence.
  • Effective presenterStrong and independent analytical thinker and influencer

  • Management : Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence / drive change across geographic, functional and business boundariesSelf-starter and highly proactive in reaching out to business units and functional organizationsStrong project management, planning, and organization skills, including ability to handle multiple projects / programs simultaneously in a fast-paced environmentAbility to take charge of complex projects with minimal direction and develop new strategies and new ways of approaching business challenges independentlyHigh energy and motivationUnquestionable integrity and demonstration of EPIC2 values
  • Strategic thinking and communication
  • Proven financial and business analysis
  • Financial process and system experience
  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Finance; a MBA and / or CPA is preferred
  • Ability to travel 20-30% of time
  • Why join VMware Finance :

    VMware Finance is a global organization that is 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 are 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 are a diverse group, covering the areas of corporate finance, FP&A, pricing, 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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