Oracle Director of Finance, NetSuite Services in Redwood City, California

Director of Finance, NetSuite Services

Preferred Qualifications

As a senior member of the NetSuite Finance team, this role will be responsible for providing finance support for the NetSuite Services organization (>2600 people) which is a key part of the $1B NetSuite business. This includes being a trusted business financial adviser and partner to the Senior Vice President of the group and other key leaders in the LOB.

  • The individual will manage a finance staff of 5 supporting the NetSuite Consulting, Support, and Advanced Customer Support teams

  • Will be a part of the NetSuite Services SVP’s key leadership team as the finance leader, providing strategic financial support and advice

  • Will support all regions and provide strategic direction on standards including financial processes and reporting for all aspects of the business

  • Lead the forecasting, budgeting, and long range planning process for the Services business/teams

  • Performance variance analysis of actuals and forecasts compared to prior periods, forecasts, and budgets

  • Financial presentations to the business and the preparation of quarterly reporting schedules

  • Build and maintain high-level knowledge across business area by staying current on initiatives, challenges and opportunities across the business. Understand associated risks and opportunities. Develop an understanding of critical business performance drivers

  • Must be capable of leveraging the larger Oracle Financial community effectively, and gather and analyse information and resolve business issues across the organization

  • Will be responsible for driving finance initiatives, key cross functional business practices, the management of both the budgeting and forecasting processes

  • Assist in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives and regularly interacts with senior management to ensure objectives are met

  • Influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in business situations. Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Work closely and collaboratively with Services Operations team on a daily basis

  • Ensure data quality and accuracy of management reporting

  • Participate in various Global Business Finance change initiatives to drive improvements in efficiency effectiveness of financial reporting and business partnership

  • Participate in quarter end activities and contribute in close process

  • Proactively drive analysis on key trends and understand business drivers behind the trends we are seeing in the results

  • Ad hoc financial modeling and analysis as needed

YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Mastery of NetSuite Services business plans, finance and operational processes

  • Manage and influence a high-performance team based on global and business unit requirements; as well as managing and influencing up and across

  • Solidify relationships with business leaders and Operations

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • The candidate will have experience managing a team and more specifically; will have the experience described below:

  • Services industry experience a nice to have

  • Proven ability to support an executive leader of a business unit of scale ($250M )

  • Be perceptive and must have strong interpersonal skills (written and verbal)

  • Able to build trust and credibility between finance and the management team

  • Excellent analytic skills, attention to detail

  • Extensive background in FP&A and a forward leaning approach to finance

  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills

  • Ability to thrive in an environment with ambiguity and change

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a cross-functional team

  • Self-directed, proactive with ability to multi-task

  • Energetic and positive attitude in the face of stress

  • Agile and influential leader

  • Sense of urgency and a bias for action

  • Strong analytical & evaluation skills

  • Proven ability to maintain integrity in a fast paced and challenging environment

  • Ability to analyze and process high volumes of information and prepare meaningful management reporting

  • Ability to span spectrum of strategy discussions to tactical process development and management

PREFERRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • A strong balance of strategic and tactical skills, with a high level of intellectual agility and capacity for original thought.

  • Understands the business and functional skills required to be successful.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other departments and resources in large, complex business environments.

  • A strong focus on execution. An executive with the appropriate level of drive and “toughness” to effectively manage in a fast-paced environment, ensuring that results and deadlines are achieved without damaging morale.

  • An enthusiastic, high-energy and motivating leader who is visibly passionate and is capable of inspiring and galvanizing an organization.

  • Focuses on actions and outcomes; driven to over-achieve.

  • An exceptional communicator who can write, present and effectively adjust messages to meet individual audiences and organizations.

EDUCATION

  • BS in Finance or Accounting preferred, MBA or CPA a plus

  • Minimum 10 years finance/accounting experience (MBA is equivalent to two years’ experience)

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills are a must

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Experience with NetSuite, Adaptive Planning, and Oracle a plus

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Serves as a financial advisor and business partner in managing the activities of the financial analyst staff. Ensures that global business processes and practices are followed in providing accurate financial analysis in support of Oracle's business to facilitate decision making and future business strategies. Manages a professional staff.

As a member of Oracle's finance organization, you will manage the finance team and drive key cross functional business practices such as management of the budget and forecasting processes. Your will prepare, administer, and direct the control of the budget. Review and approve recommendations for financial planning and control. Monitor divisions and subsidiaries adherence to budgets. Develop, implement, and integrate financial practices across multiple organizations and locations. Develop, recommend, and implement financial policies, practices, and process changes.

Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. Ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Serves as process owner; ability to identify cross-functional issues. Demonstrated leadership skills. 10 years relevant experience and BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. CPA/MBA desired.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Finance

Location: US-CA,California-Redwood City

Other Locations: US-CA,California-San Mateo

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle