Riverbed Technology, Inc.

  • Finance Manager, Sales Finance

    Job Locations US-San Francisco
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  • Company Overview


    Position: Finance Manager, Sales Finance

    Location:  San Francisco, CA


    Riverbed solutions help companies transition from legacy hardware to a new software-defined and cloud-centric approach to networking and application delivery for the digital age. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ takes Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution for agile networking that really works, and adds to this digital backbone industry-leading solutions for WAN optimization and hybrid networking, for branch IT orchestration, and for end-to-end visibility from device to cloud. All these solutions are integrated in a flexible, modular, digital architecture that delivers any apps, data and services from any public or private cloud across any network to any end-point, with the best possible user experience as determined by business policy.


    Riverbed is a pre-IPO opportunity with over $1 billion in revenue headquartered in San Francisco with branch offices around the globe.


    We are looking for a Finance Manager to join our Sales Finance team. The correct person will have the ability to see and link the pieces of the big picture together across the full Sales organization to make our business grow and flourish. Join us on this journey, and help us create the world of the future. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and an attractive benefits package. 


    This is a key role supporting our dynamic operational sales organization and our corporate finance function. This hands-on role will report to the VP of Sales Finance and will have frequent interactions with the senior management of the company; supporting and acting quickly based on their business needs and feedback.


    Job Requirements:

    • Be able to execute the individual contributor aspects of financial close (accruals, reclasses, etc.), forecasting, and budgeting, while also managing, coaching, and training a financial analyst
    • Collaborate and coordinate with the rest of the Sales Finance organization on financial summaries and executive presentations
    • Act as a trusted financial and business partner for Riverbed’s senior management; drive the daily execution of financial controls
    • Meaningfully compare actual results to historical results, budgets, and forecasts; prepare and report insightful variance analyses to identify any risks or opportunities associated with reported financial data; and use data to influence the decisions of senior leaders
    • Ad hoc projects, modeling, and sensitivity analysis
    • Partner with the Accounting and Revenue teams to understand impact of revenue recognition and deferred revenue 
    • Perform actual vs. budget variance analysis and identify any risks or opportunities associated with reported financial data.


    Education & Work Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA preferred
    • A minimum of 5-7 years of Sales Finance / FP&A experience, prior management experience of 2+ years preferred
    • Attention to detail, integrity, dedication, organizational skills, and ability to meet firm deadlines is a must
    • Experience with prior exposure to Sales organizations strongly desired
    • Prior experience creating financial statements and business unit presentations preferred
    • Working knowledge of GAAP (including accruals, account reconciliations, and capitalization versus expense)
    • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop team members
    • Must have great problem solving skills, be a self-starter, understand business issues and be able to clearly and concisely put together recommendations and implementation plans
    • Strong proficiency with Excel (advanced functions), SFDC, Planning systems (Host, Anaplan, etc), Oracle Financials, OBI 


    Why Riverbed Technology?

    If you are a high-achiever who wants to be part of a dynamically growing, billion dollar plus company, then you should look closely at Riverbed.  We offer the rewarding experience of working with the best minds in the industry that are changing the world through cutting edge technology and applications. The company has been recognized multiple years for attracting and retaining today’s top talent as a great place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Tech and by numerous other publications.


    Learn more at www.riverbed.com


    Riverbed is proud to be an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.





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