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1284659 Americas Finance Leader, Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO)

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467
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What you'll do

You will be the CFO for the Americas Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO). In this high exposure role, you will lead all planning, goaling and forecasting (bookings and OPEX) responsibilities and provide strategic business support. You will be responsible for all sales compensation matters and achieving operational goals. As the primary Finance business partner, you are empowered to drive the Americas security business and make an impact.


Who you'll work with

You'll join the GSSO Finance team, a global team supporting the GSSO Sales team to help deliver Cisco's promise statement, "To securely connect everything to make anything possible." You will partner directly with the GSSO divisions Vice President of Sales for the Americas to deliver business results, understand the key trends impacting the business, and support region-wide initiatives. Security is one of Cisco's growth engines and this role is a critical member of the team helping to drive growth and profitability. You will also partner with the GSSO Operations, Security Business Group (SBG), SBG Finance, Sales Compensation, Americas SSF, and CX Finance.


Who you are

You are a collaborative finance manager who combines the ability to support day-to-day operations in a dynamic, growing area of the business while partnering with leadership to develop and drive short-term goals and longer-term planning. Your strong communication skills help you clearly articulate, manage expectations as well as influence others. You exercise judgment and apply problem solving skills to obtain solutions as well as have strong business acumen coupled with financial prudence. You have an eagerness to inspire change across broad areas of Cisco by working with and potentially leading key initiatives.


At a minimum, we require:

  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field with 8-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong collaboration, presentation, influencing, and communications skills and ability to work with multiple cross-functional teams simultaneously
  • Expense management experience including managing month end and quarter end close processes
  • Able to succeed in an ambiguous and ever-changing environment, be organized, highly detailed, results oriented, quickly grasp business needs, strong ability to influence, and a confident and refined communicator
  • Advanced Excel, Essbase, Business Objects, and PowerPoint skills
  • Major compliance focus across all aspects of finance and the business
  • Current Cisco Finance experience required

Also Highly Desired

  • MBA/CPA
  • Experience with Cisco Finance applications including


We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.


We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!


But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)


Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.


So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool.

Posted: 2019-12-18 Expires: 2020-02-17

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