- Project Management
Commissions Global Process Owner, VMware
Palo Alto, CA
You will join a team of high-performing and results oriented professionals who support worldwide operations for the finance and accounting within the Corporate Controllership. Specifically, you will join a group of domain experts who are passionate about process execution, transformation, and being a collaborative partner to our customers. This role reports to the Senior Director & Controller of Accounting Operations.
Job Role and Responsibility
Are you a hands-on, execution focused leader who can (and will) dive into the details to transform processes and be a change agent? Do you have a passion to help ensure our operations can support and enable the Company’s growth? If so, this role may be an excellent opportunity for you!
VMware is looking for a leader to drive and transform our commission processes, specific to the sales finance, accounting, reporting, and payments. We’re looking for a charismatic and driven leader with a strong accounting and finance operational experience to join the team and help make an impact to transform our processes to scale with VMware’s growth and strategic offerings.
Process Transformation & Domain Expertise
You bring experience and operational knowledge of sales finance, sales operations, and commissions to define requirements and effectively partner across a broad constituency of stakeholders.
System implementations: Represent finance and accounting in the global roll-out of CallidusCloud as the enterprise-wide sales compensation application, incorporating local, payroll, statutory and tax requirements. Develop and support end-to-end testing strategies, partner with key users and IT and providing metrics for testing to key stakeholders and leadership.
Lead the development of high-quality documentation, including capturing process objectives, design decisions, and processes/workflow requirements.
Organizational influence and management: Experience with working with a cross functional team and driving key priorities (and being able to influence those who may not directly report to you).
Proactively identify issues and areas for improvement within the commissions process and implement improvements that minimize risk and maintain compliance.
Support the corporate accounting and operational finance teams during the financial statement close cycle and reporting process and assist in the resolution of any system or process escalations.
Partner with finance policy and technical accounting on any relevant policy matters or relevant accounting codification (ASCs) or accounting pronouncements that require operational implementation.
Actively communicate and maintain transparency: Provide proactive and real time updates of your portfolio to keep leadership and stakeholders aware and informed.
Operational Excellence and Execution
Ability to identify and root cause operational issues, problem solve and recommend solutions, and drive issues to closure in a timely and well thought out manner
Design, analyze, and evaluate key performance indicators. Actively monitor trends and reconcile any deviations to uncover any process defects. Translate data into meaningful insights to drive effective decisions and / or resource planning (inclusive of performance management).
In partnership with the Sales Finance / Commissions Finance team (and as applicable, Sales Operations), facilitate and own all operational debriefs (post action reviews) to provide meaningful and timely root cause assessment.
SOX Controls: Identify internal controls and design processes that will optimize and maintain SOX compliance. Drive alignment and execution with key business stakeholders (commissions operations, sales operations, commissions / sales finance) to ensure that SOX narratives and key controls are properly documented and executed.
Participate in team/staff/project meetings as scheduled and assigned.
Support M&A integrations (as applicable)
Support SAAS activities and any other high priority strategic projects (as needed)
7+ years in accounting / finance / sales operations and commissions role
Proficiency with sales compensation / planning tools
BA/BS degree (Accounting or Finance)
Ability to influence, lead, and drive results through others in order to meet goals and deadlines
Strong analytical and excellent project management skills
Ability to interact effectively at all levels to champion and drive cross-functional collaboration
Strong customer, quality and results orientation
Inspire employees and stakeholders to develop a culture of continuous improvement; drive accountability, consistency, accuracy, and compliance with internal controls
Ability to think strategically and develop innovative solutions
Must be able to drive change in a fast-moving environment and work effectively across the organization, with operational as well as financial people
Experience in SAP, Oracle, and other SaaS applications
Highest standard of ethics and integrity
Experience with CallidusCloud is a significant differentiator
This job opportunity is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsorship by VMware.
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