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Director of FP&A in San Jose, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

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Job Number: 2116373

Director of FP&A

Keys to Success: Candidate must have previous success implementing new processes and developing systems. (We use Oracle, Hyperion, Essbase, Excel, Salesforce). Success with M&A's is preferred. (As Rambus continues to grow, this candidate will be involved in M&A). Rambus is currently undergoing a positive change from only IP to adding Product and we need someone to champion the changes within finance and across the service groups they will support. Absolute MUST HAVE: Ability to build relationships and form rapport with cross functional teams, build systems, build data analytics, dashboards, advanced excel reporting as well as strong skills in standard FP&A responsibilities.


  • Manage companywide financial planning and analysis.
  • Support CFO, external reporting, earnings call, Board meetings and investor presentations.
  • Partner with the Vice President of Business Finance and executive staff to drive companywide financial performance initiatives and optimize financial performance.
  • Create an environment to enable informed decisions. Develop and maintain a financial framework which drives business insight. Effectively communicate financial information.
  • Drive processes for long term strategic plans, annual operating plan, quarterly business reviews, and monthly forecasts.
  • Business partner for all SG&A organizations. Including supporting the Sales organization and variable compensations plans. Budget management for all SG&A organizations.
  • Drive continuous improvement in processes, systems, business analytics, and budgeting tools to meet the company's financial reporting and analysis requirements.
  • Manage staff of 2 people. 1 in Sunnyvale and 1 in India.
  • Develop and track key metrics.
  • M&A, ROI and short and long-term business planning and analysis.
  • Ad hoc projects and financial analysis to support key business decisions.

  • Bachelor degree in business (or equivalent). MBA preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in Corporate FP&A, supporting business units and R&D groups
  • Strong process and systems improvement experience. Experience with Oracle and Hyperion preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Advanced financial modeling skills. Expert Excel and PowerPoint user. Ability to manage and analyze large amounts of data.
  • Positive attitude and team spirit. Detail oriented with excellent communications skills. Willing to go the extra mile to get things done.

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