Senior Director of Finance, FP&A

A10 Networks

The Sr. Director of Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis sets the direction and develops strategies for worldwide financial planning. The FP&A function is responsible for budgeting, planning, forecasting, financial analyses & financial performance reporting, business plan evaluation and ad-hoc requirements of top-level executives. You’re also a key participant in the quarterly earnings reporting process.

The successful candidate will be well-rounded with the ability to work closely with all departments and functions.


  • Lead the financial budgeting and forecast processes. Develop a planning model to appropriately reflect the key variables in the business.  Consolidate and analyze the annual budget and long-range financial plans. Coordination across functions worldwide to ensure deadlines are met
  • Deliver accurate output in a timely manner. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the Company’s business, including its risks and opportunities in its competitive environment
  • Develop in-depth financial analysis for trends in revenue, cost, inventory, pricing, cash flow and profitability across markets. Develop and implement management dashboard reports. Ad-hoc requests should be met promptly with clear and concise analysis
  • Report to management on results of operations against budget and forecast. Demonstrate a clear and well thought out concepts in formal presentations, team discussions and written analysis
  • Direct the development and implementation of FP&A processes and systems to support requirements of corporate, business units and functions
  • Serve as the finance business partner for product business units and build analysis and reporting capabilities that will effectively support the product portfolio investment decisions
  • Manages people who lead departmental and cross-functional teams that are focused on the efficient operations of the company's G&A functions and planning for future needs
  • Set functional goals, plans and schedules, closely monitoring execution of initiatives, driving issue resolution and accepting the responsibility for ensuring successful achievement of program goals
  • Work closely with the Corporate Controller and Investor Relations in preparation for press releases, analyst calls, and other presentations to analysts
  • Build strong relationships across functions within the company and maintain an open flow of communication, to build a deep knowledge of current events in the business
  • Coach, train and motivate the staff to higher levels of performance and continuous improvement of their skill levels
  • Manages and develops a small FP&A team


  • 15+ years of finance/ accounting experience, with 8 years in management in a publicly traded company
  • Bachelors’ degree in finance or accounting. MBA strongly preferred
  • Must have strong experience in reporting requirements, consolidations (domestic and international subsidiaries), GAAP and is well-versed in current accounting issues/trends
  • Demonstrated ability to work with global and cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to step-in and take ownership in a fast paced, results-oriented environment
  • Experience with public company earnings reporting cycles; inventory and international operations background are strongly preferred
  • Excellent computer skills with ability to design and maintain complex financial models and to create high quality financial presentations.  Proficient in MS-Word, Excel, and Power Point

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrate a sense of curiosity as to the financial implications of company activities
  • Ability to deliver information about issues in a timely and objective manner
  • Serve as an effective business partner to the executive management team with a demonstrated ability to influence at the executive staff level in both written and verbal modes
  • A team player with the ability to develop strong relationships and leverage internal and external alliances
  • Creative, proactive and forward thinking. An individual who looks for opportunities to drive continuous improvement
  • An exceptional overall leader who is focused, energetic and inspires confidence in employees and management

Additional information:

Primarily in an office environment. Expected to travel as needed, to company subsidiaries; periodic weekend or evening work is expected

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