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Cisco Finance Manager, Cloud Security in RTP, North Carolina

You will partner closely with product management, sales, and commercial finance to optimize deal structure; collaborate with central pricing team, Security central FP&A and Cisco IT/system to support SaaS metric initiatives; provide financial insights to the business to accelerate profitable growth.

Your key responsibilities include:

Support & work with central pricing and finance on SaaS Metric initiatives including Annual Order Value (AOV), iACV (Incremental Annual Contract Value), ATR (Available to Renew), RPO (Remaining Performance Obligations), Deferred Revenue & renewal/retention metrics.

Assist in implementing new and enhanced process, system and tool that enable SaaS metrics reporting and forecasting

Perform financial analysis to provide actionable insights on:

Customer and offer migration across Cloud security portfolio

Discount and pipeline trends

Growth drivers by geo, segment, tiers, route to market

Royalty agreements

New product and pricing/promo strategy introduction

Partner with Sales Account Teams, Product Management and Commercial Finance to advise on the structuring of major transactions.

Coordination with Commercial Finance in other geographies in support of global engagements.

Optimization of key financial and operational metrics including discount, margin, competitive analysis, and deal cycle time.

Engagement of various internal partners including Legal, Revenue Accounting, Business Unit, Services, and other corporate functions to structure contractual arrangements.

Work with Product management, accounting and SOX compliance on product ID creation and maintenance with a focus on financial and accounting attributes.

Work with BU and Product Management on hierarchical structures for reporting and downstream users

Who You'll Work With

You will interact with a broad range of partners, which includes cloud security product management team, sales, SBG finance FP&A, Corporate finance pricing, accounting and Cisco IT. You will work closely with different finance functions and IT/system teams across Cisco to drive the company’s transformation to recurring revenue model.

Who You Are

A creative thinking, high energy finance professional who is dedicated to fostering a teamwork environment and have the ability to provide actionable insights for the finance and business leadership team. You are a self-starter who regularly takes initiative and can juggle multiple projects simultaneously, demonstrating creativity and judgment while prioritizing appropriately to meet tight deadlines.

Minimum Requirements

BS degree in accounting, finance or business

5+ years of relevant progressive Finance experience in a fast-paced and high growth environment, preferably in the enterprise technology and/or SaaS space

Experience with Enterprise Software companies and a strong understanding of SaaS financial and operating metrics

Strong analytical skills & attention to detail

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience partnering with product management and sales

Advanced Excel and PowerPoint

Knowledge of Hyperion Essbase, Business Objects

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can’t put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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