Red Hat Senior Director, Business Finance in Westford, Massachusetts

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

Red Hat's Finance team is looking for a Senior Director of Business Finance to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will be expected to draw from your diverse financial knowledge, building relationships with our Products and Technologies (PnT) and Marketing executives and adding value by using analytics and business insights to help them plan for future growth. You’ll get the opportunity to support Red Hat's growth with annual planning, forecasting, management reporting, and decision support.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work with the CFO to develop and implement a consistent and rigorous global process that improves insights into the business and facilitates more timely and informed communication and decision-making

  • Facilitate a regular rhythm of planning and performance management within the Sales and Services teams while working effectively in a global business environment

  • Plan, organize, and direct the annual operating and capital budgeting processes, partnering with PnT and Marketing teams to develop quarterly forecasts and long-term strategic financial plans

  • Ensure that relevant financial information is communicated in an effective and timely manner and make business recommendations supported by thoughtful financial analysis and insights

  • Collaborate with peers in IT to improve insights into the business through the implementation of excellent data warehousing and analytics tools

  • Partner with PnT and Marketing executives to manage ad hoc projects that require significant analytics, global alignment, or change management

  • Promote improved short-term and long-term planning processes

  • Maintain a three-year plan for the PnT and Marketing teams that incorporates the financial impacts of the Red Hat's strategies and initiatives

  • Use financial and operating models to measure performance against metrics

  • Proactively monitor trends to identify risks and opportunities across key revenue and expense categories in alignment with PnT and Marketing

  • Establish benchmarks and scorecards to assist the leadership team in managing fiscal discipline

  • Prepare management reports that monitor ongoing performance against financial goals for Sales and Services executives to review, as well as for reporting to the Red Hat’s corporate leadership team and the board of directors

  • Provide analytical insights and executive financial summaries for important strategic decisions, including significant capital investments

Required skills

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in financial planning, strategic planning, business partnering, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), corporate finance, or accounting

  • 10+ years of experience working in finance executive and senior business partnering roles, or equivalent

  • MBA and a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting

  • Ability to build relationships and demonstrate value as a trusted business partner

  • Experience working effectively in a global environment, partnering with senior leaders

  • Diverse financial background, including experience with FP&A functions, business partnering, and accounting

  • Ability to explain financial concepts to non-finance audiences and demonstrate the business value of financial analysis for future growth

  • Experience partnering with a product team’s general manager or working with an engineering organization is a big plus

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Job ID 66485

Category Finance