Senior Manager, Infrastructure Finance

Finance and Accounting San Francisco, California

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Splunk is looking for an individual to join its finance team. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team and have an impact on Spunk’s fast growing business. This highly visible position will be passionate about strategic and functional planning and analysis support within our IT and Security Operations and Regional organizations.

Reporting to the Infrastructure Senior Director, the Infrastructure Senior Manager will build and maintain an effective planning, reporting, and analysis process for these teams. You will maintain functional spend models and forecasts. Additionally, this individual will work directly with leaders to do annual planning, quarterly forecasting, and monthly close activities (e.g. verifying expenses, explaining variances, etc.), as well as provide strategic advice. This is a unique opportunity to become the FP&A lead in supporting executives and to take ownership of crucial and operational processes.

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

  • You will establish positive relationships with and become a key advisor to the IT and Security Operations leadership teams allowing you to build a nuanced understanding of data inputs and outputs.
  • You will roll up your sleeves and assist in developing annual operating plans, quarterly and monthly financial forecasts, and ongoing analysis of actuals versus plan and/or forecast
  • Develop and monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances. Work with team members to enhance global financial and operational performance trends (historical and forecasted) using appropriate metrics.
  • Create, develop, and maintain detailed financial and operating models to help predict future performance, perform scenario analyses, and guide the business on strategic decisions (i.e. Infrastructure cloud computing service capacity model, resource allocation. etc.).
  • Partner with IT and Security Operations leaders to create return on investment analyses and assist in contract negotiations for major spend initiative. Additionally, review purchase requests to ensure accuracy and compliance with financial plan.

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

  • This role is for doers; be able to get into the details and get the job done while at the same time being able to see the forest for the trees.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and applying concepts, practices and procedures of financial planning and analysis. Outstanding forecasting methods and techniques. Advanced analytical and quantitative abilities.
  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, thrive in a fast-paced environment and stay flexible through growth and change.
  • Ability to work in an open office setting and a highly collaborative environment with a high growth, start-up mentality.
  • Superior software and system skills (e.g. NetSuite, Microsoft Excel) a must. NetSuite and Workday experience a plus.
  • Experience and understanding of the SaaS business model and infrastructure cloud computing services.
  • Strong customer service orientation and a desire to help others succeed.

Education: Got it!

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Economics or related relevant areas
  • 8+ years of related experience

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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