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Finance Manager - R&D

Location: Redwood City, California, United States


Job Number: 34114

Position Title: Manager, Finance

External Description:

Finance Manager – R&D

The Finance Manager will serve as a business partner to the Product and Cloud organization, and will report to the Senior Director of FP&A.

Our Ideal Candidate

You have analytical skills matched with superb communication. You excel in a fast-paced environment and exceed goals.  When something isn’t working, you shift gears quickly and come up with a new approach and renewed energy to tackle any challenge. You demonstrate strong project management experience including ability to independently prioritize and track complex, competing schedules; proactively anticipate and complete tasks; and self-initiate programs. In addition to the attributes mentioned, you’ll also be able to:

  • Foster relationships and become a trusted advisor to your business leader(s)
  • Develop useful and specific recommendations and communicate results effectively to all levels of management
  • Use your organizational skills to create a productive workflow that the larger team can understand and follow efficiently


The main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Establish strong business partner relationships with R&D, Product Management, and Cloud Operations leadership team
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget with a good understanding of each group’s requirements; provide value-added insights and recommendations for achieving financial goals
  • Structure department and account hierarchies to meet the appropriate reporting needs of the business and corporate finance
  • Effectively manage and track the headcount needs of the R&D organization
  • Monthly Forecast & Variance Analysis:
    • Perform actual vs. budget review of departmental expenses with managers, providing proactive commentary regarding discrepancies
    • Prepare monthly forecast of operating expenses including foresight regarding business objectives
  • Work collaboratively with the R&D business and other cross-functional teams
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments as they are identified and to assist with various ad hoc projects as needed
  • Maintain relationships with colleagues on the finance team to ensure quality deliverables and proper information flow


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance
  • Detail oriented with ability to develop clear, concise executive level reports and summaries
  • 5+ years of relevant finance work experience in a FP&A role supporting mid-to-large sized organization
  • Experience in the software industry preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with high level management and multiple cross-functional groups
  • Ability to multi-task and manage dynamic workload of changing priorities
  • Team player with the ability to work independently, pro-actively and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent Excel skills with ability to provide analytics on large data sets
  • Experience with financial and reporting systems – Oracle Fusion, EPBCS (Hyperion) – is preferred

What's in it for you?

  • Work for a company that’s a leader in everything data and a leader in five Gartner Magic Quadrants  
  • Robust benefits package: Health benefits, 401K Program, ESPP, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs and Paid Parental Leave which includes adoption
  • Strong Diversity and Inclusion initiatives  
  • Be a part of a global team  


City: Redwood City

State: California

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level

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Where data is poised for greatness

A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader. By joining our team, you'll be able to solve real-life problems, make a difference, have a global impact, and join a supportive group of globally diverse teammates. We encourage you to be yourself, grow with us and help us create a world where data is poised for greatness.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

We’re driven by our DATA values and we are passionate about building and delivering solutions that accelerate data innovations.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Inclusion, diversity, equality and belonging (IDEB) – our commitment to fostering a culture that celebrates our unique differences 
  • Comprehensive and competitive health and wellness benefits, including paid parental leave and adoption benefits, and 401k plan or international pension/retirement plans
  • Flexible time-off policy and hybrid working practices
  • Global recognition program for employees and leaders to reward and recognize each other
  • Global learning organization with mentorship opportunities and a tuition reimbursement program to support your professional and personal growth
  • Equity opportunities and a robust employee stock purchase program (ESPP)
  • Comprehensive Mental Health and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit
  • Referral Bonuses

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Informatica, the Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader, empowers businesses to realize the transformative power of data. We have pioneered a new category of software, the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC), powered by AI and a cloud-first, cloud-native, end-to-end data management platform that connects, manages and unifies data across any multi-cloud, hybrid system, empowering enterprises to modernize and advance their data strategies. Customers in more than 100 countries and 85 of the Fortune 100 rely on Informatica to drive data-led digital transformation. For more information, visit us at www.informatica.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.



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