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(Senior) Finance Manager - FlashBlade (Remote Possible)

Company: Pure Storage
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:


What do NASA and emerging space companies have in common with COVID vaccine R&D teams or with Roblox and the Metaverse?

The answer is data, -- all fast moving, fast growing industries rely on data for a competitive edge in their industries. And the most advanced companies are realizing the full data advantage by partnering with Pure Storage. Pure's vision is to redefine the storage experience and empower innovators by simplifying how people consume and interact with data. With 9,000 customers including 50% of the Fortune 500, we've only scratched the surface of our ambitions .

Pure Is Blazing Trails And Setting Records

  • For eight straight years, Gartner has named Pure a leader in the Magic Quadrant
  • Our customer-first culture and unwavering commitment to innovation have earned us a certified Net Promoter Score in the top 1% of B2B companies globally
  • Industry analysts and press applaud Pure's leadership across these dimensions
  • And, our 4,000+ employees are emboldened to make Pure a faster, stronger, smarter company as we go
    If you, like us, say "bring it on" to exciting challenges that change the world, we have endless opportunities where you can make your mark.


    The Pure Business Unit FP&A team plays a critical role in supporting strategic decisions on all investments and business aspects of our R&D teams across our entire product portfolio. Our team works closely with leaders in our product and engineering teams to help track operating costs, prioritize investments, and evaluate returns on investments. The Business Unit FP&A team works hard on helping our Business Units maintain our technological leadership but also knows how to have fun! Pure is an exciting place to work as we make progress on transforming how the world manages and uses information. Come join us on our journey and be part of the Pure revolution!

    The BU FP&A Sr Finance Manager will be a key member of the team, as a highly visible role focusing on driving short, and medium term planning and forecasting, drive operational efficiencies, and support business decision making. The role will also involve driving process and system improvements to better align our multiple financial processes. In addition to partnering with our internal clients within the Business Units, the role requires the ability to work across multiple finance teams (accounting, treasury, tax, and other FP&A teams). This role will provide a strong springboard to move into other finance roles given the need to help drive decisions based on economics, as well as financial needs.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Main finance business partner to our FlashBlade organization
    • Own reporting, forecasting, and management of operating expenses, capital, and headcount in partnership with Finance teams, Business Units and Talent Acquisition.
    • Deliver regular (weekly, monthly, and quarterly) reporting and insights into performance to date against budget along with variances.
    • Bridge and variance analysis (QoQ, YoY, Budget-to-Actual) in spending. Using analysis to help Business Units understand drivers and causes of change
    • Ensure correct reporting in appropriate cost centers, manage fund transfers, review and approve purchase orders to ensure accurate budget tracking
    • Identify and implement opportunities to improve internal processes and systems/tools to automate and optimize planning and reporting
      What You Bring To The Team
        • Advanced proficiency in financial analysis and modeling with strong Excel skills
        • BA degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent; MBA a plus.
        • Highly motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast pace and ambiguous environment, can simultaneously manage multiple priorities.
        • Ability to partner cross-functionally, through strong relationship building, influencing, negotiating and communication skills, with all levels of management.
        • 8-10 Years of progressively complex roles in a financial function with financial planning and analysis experience/understanding, particularly in an FP&A role.
        • Former experience in Corporate FP&A, Corporate Development, Investment Banking, or Management Consulting a plus
        • Advanced Excel modeling and PowerPoint skills. Experience developing finance dashboards on Tableau a plus
          This role is available remotely, with a preference for candidates sitting in the Pacific Time Zone .


          Pure is where you ask big questions, think differently, and make an impact. This is not just a job, but a place where you have a voice and can accelerate your career. We value unique thoughts and celebrate individuality, and with ample opportunity to learn, develop yourself, and expand into different roles, joining Pure is an investment in your career journey.

          Through our Pure Equality program, which supports a flourishing field of employee resource groups, we nourish the personal and professional lives of our team members. And our Pure Good Foundation gives back to local and global communities through volunteering and grants.

          And because we understand the value of bringing your full and best self to work, we offer a variety of perks to manage a healthy balance, including flexible time off, wellness resources, and company-sponsored team events.


          Research shows that in order to apply for a job, women feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria while men usually apply after meeting about 60%. Regardless of how you identify, if you believe you can do the job and are a good match, we encourage you to apply.

          Pure is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic legally protected by the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are being considered for hire.

          If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at .


          If you're wondering how or why Pure collects or uses information you provide, we invite you to check out our Applicant & Candidate Personal Information Protection Notice .


          Some positions may require a deemed export license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Please note: Pure does not currently sponsor deemed export license applications so we are unable to proceed with applicants requiring stated sponsorship.


          In accordance with Pure's policies, current and anticipated federal regulations, and our ongoing commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees, partners, and customers, and the community at large, where permitted by law, all Pure employees and contractors working in the United States are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 18, 2022. Should you require an exemption for medical or religious reasons, you must initiate Pure's exemption request process which will determine if an exemption can be granted in accordance with applicable local, state, and/or federal law.

Keywords: Pure Storage, Mountain View , (Senior) Finance Manager - FlashBlade (Remote Possible), Executive , Mountain View, California

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