Finance Manager-Restructuring

Manager, Corporate Accounting – Treasury & Restructuring

The Manager, Corporate Accounting will have oversight and responsibility for treasury accounting (debt, derivatives, investments in marketable securities), goodwill, intangibles and restructuring amongst other areas for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Hewlett Packard Enterprise comprises industry-leading enterprise technology infrastructure, software, services and financing businesses, with current annual revenues in excess of $50 billion. Reporting into the Director, Corporate Accounting, this role will lead Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s accounting and preparation of disclosures for the aforementioned areas, amongst others. The role will partner with business unit finance teams, treasury, mergers and acquisitions accounting team and others as necessary to provide support on accounting issues.

Responsibilities

  • Ownership of disclosures for debt, derivatives, investments in securities, goodwill, intangibles and restructuring for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s SEC filings on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.
  • Partner with treasury, M&A accounting team, tax and legal to analyze accounting impacts of transactions.
  • Work with treasury on debt offerings, stock and debt repurchases, hedging activity, and investments in debt and equity securities.
  • Manage the accounting for the Company’s restructuring plan, including working with FP&A and the business unit finance teams on forecasted labor and non-labor reductions to insure they meet GAAP and Company policy requirements.
  • Partner with corporate FP&A team to develop forecasts for intangible amortization, interest expense, P&L impact of the Company’s hedging activities and other items as needed.
  • Lead process improvement and policy development initiatives for relevant areas.
  • Work with internal customers (e.g. BU finance teams, treasury, tax) to consult on accounting matters and recommend courses of action.
  • Perform impairment testing process and quarterly assessment of triggering events for relevant areas.
  • Insure group maintains best class in organization structure and provides team members opportunities for continued career growth.
  • Manage a team of approximately 4-5 individuals located across multiple sites in the US and foreign locations.
  • Lead ad hoc projects as necessary.
  • Manages a team of exempt individual contributors, supervisors, and Manager I that typically support a large and complex business unit or finance function.
  • Responsible for hiring, setting and monitoring of annual performance plans, coaching, and career development; ensures that the proper tools are in place to support the team and the processes.
  • Leads complex financial analysis for a global business or finance function, exercising a strong understanding of the business to determine the best method for achieving objectives.
  • Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting and analysis to the business.
  • Consults with business leaders to drive and influence strategic decision-making within a broad scope (e.g., long-term business planning, product analysis and development, balancing risk, approving significant deals, etc.)
  • Proactively drives process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function globally.
  • Actively reviews, analyzes, and manages the key controls within the domain of responsibility to ensure compliance with legal and accounting requirements (e.g., Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Standards of Business Conduct (SBC), Accounting Financial Manual (AFM).
  • Manages external vendors (e.g., auditors).
  • Provides leadership during implementation of business-wide programs and products.
  • Ability to influence an entire business within a broad scope.
  • Typically leads large and complex business or finance process initiatives.

Education and Experience Required

  • Masters or bachelors degree in accounting and accounting certification (CPA) strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in an external reporting or technical accounting role with a large multinational corporation and/or Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Minimum of 2 years of people management experience.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Superior ability to provide finance consultation to within area of expertise.
  • Superior understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • Excellent project management and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across geographies.
  • Ability to build partnerships across functions.
  • Excellent communication skills catered to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Strong leadership and staff development skills.
  • Excellent consulting, influence, and negotiation skills.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree with a focus in business or economics; advanced degree and/or accounting certification (e.g., Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) strongly preferred.
  • Typically 10 years of experience in a finance function.
  • Typically 2 years of supervisory and/or leading a project team experience.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Superior understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • Superior analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across countries.
  • Excellent communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Strong understanding of the company•s policies and processes.
  • Excellent consulting, influence, and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.

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