Finance Manager - Services in Palo Alto, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

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Job Number: 2153738

Senior Finance Manager/Finance Manager - Services
Palo Alto, CA

We are looking for an FP&A Manager to support our Services organization who is naturally curious, has a passion for conducting analysis, and loves partnering with the business. In this role, flexibility and a can-do attitude are very important.

We are looking someone who will support our Services and Strategic Consulting businesses, including forecasting revenue, billings, collections, expenses, and key metrics. This person will be critical as we define "success" for these businesses and track against it. Finally, this person will need a mindset of constant improvement, actively striving to automate and streamline whatever they touch.

This person will be an individual contributor, reporting to the Director of FP&A.

Responsibilities include:

• Partnering with the head of Services and the head of Strategic Consulting on managing their revenue and expense

• Forecasting Services and Consulting revenue, billings, deferred revenue, and accounts receivable on a quarterly basis, applying the principles of ASC606 where and when appropriate.

• Establishing themselves as the trusted 'go-to' person in FP&A for Services and Consulting revenue and billings analysis

• Proposing new reports for the Services and Consulting organization, including working cross functionally to get the data they need in the format they need

• Supporting the monthly close, including producing monthly reporting and variance commentary

• Driving forecast accuracy improvement by conducting analysis, streamlining modeling, and developing 'rules of thumb' wherever possible

• Ad hoc projects, as needed

The ideal candidate is somebody who has a positive attitude, is collaborative, embraces challenges, is flexible with change, exhibits strong judgement, possesses initiative and professionalism, and thrives in an innovative and fast-paced environment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• 4 - 7 years of FP&A work experience, with a strong record of career progression

• Experience supporting a Services organization at a software company required

• Experience forecasting revenue required

• MBA preferred

• Tableau experience preferred

• Superb analytical and problem solving skills, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy

• Superior Excel skills

• Adaptive Planning, Netsuite experience a plus

• SaaS experience a plus

• Experience working independently

• Innate ability to build relationships with and advise business partners, managers, and colleagues

• Strong communication and presentation skills

• Self-starter who identifies what needs to be done, or should be done, and then does it

• Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

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