VMware Sr. Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, California

The Sr. Finance Analyst will work alongside the business partners in VMware’s Products Division. The Sr. Finance Analyst will provide financial advice, planning, and analysis to the business partner and his/her staff that helps the business meet or exceed goals. Among the areas of most active engagement:


• Bookings/Revenue actuals & plans models

• R&D investment decisions

• Inbound licensing/COGS FP&A

• Marketing programs, business trends and pricing analysis

• Spend & HC analysis and review

• Location strategy

• Acquisitions: financial due diligence and integration

• Business Unit pro forma statements

• Short & long-term planning processes

• Capex, Deferred revenue and other analysis

• Lead one or more of the critical financial planning & analysis processes for the Products Division. Examples include the inbound licensing framework and the investment/portfolio analysis process. Create, improve, or streamline the process as needed. Champion the framework and drive adoption within FP&A and the Products Division.

• Collaborate with the Products FP&A team and other parts of VMware Finance to enhance the function’s contribution to the company. Share best practices, identify gaps, drive change and help determine priorities.


• BA or BS in Business, Finance or Accounting; MBA preferred

• Ability to build analytical models that can be driven into standard planning tools

• Advance user of MS Excel. Advance proficiency in working with data

Desired Skills:

• Strong and independent thinker and influencer

• Track record of showing finance leadership in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

• Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills

• Strong initiative and collaborative work-style

• Strength in succinctly explaining complex transactions and business impact

• Ability to drive process-based improvement across functions and within Finance

• Integrity, high energy and logical/structured thinking

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