• Canada

Job Description:

Ciena may well be the most important technology company youve never heard of The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps VR, AI, IOT, 5G literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world
The incumbent will play an integral role in the overall financial management of the Services Business This will include Leading the Financial Planning and Analysis function for Ciena Services which encompasses full P&L and Balance Sheet support


Managing end to end Service financials both from a results perspective as well as from a short and long-term strategic planning perspective

Ability to proactively monitor financial business results, understand and interprets variances as well as business challenges, make recommendations and drive to re-align the business in order to achieve the desired financial objectives
Proactively works with the Services organization to identify opportunities for process improvements and driving analytical insights
Responsible for leading the Services Forecasting process including providing Orders, Revenue and Margin guidance to Ciena Regions This requires the ability to work closely with other groups as well as having the ability to influence other regional team members

Demonstrated knowledge of the Services engagement and delivery cycle including the ability to understand and influence The trade-offs between external and internal delivery strategies
Knowledgeable around various delivery and cost recovery mechanisms
Understands the various Revenue Recognition methods between Product/Software and Services
An expert in understanding Services accounting Revenue recognition, Cost recognition, Accounting for Services R&D, OPEX, Cost Not in Standards etc
Is an expert in understanding and establishing best practices in measuring and reporting labor costing

Is a mentor and a leader to both direct reports and others in the organization
Manage a small team of Finance professionals
Provide senior leadership coverage for FP&A VP when needed (vacation, travel etc)

General Activities

Ability to forecast all aspects the Services Financials Short-term as well as long-term Short term Current Quarter/ In-Year
Longer Term Operating plan/Strategic Plan
Provides Orders/Revenue/Margin Guidance to all regions which is based on collaborative analysis and modelling Understands and challenges when there are differences in financial views

Responsible for evaluating and recommending go/no-go financial investments New Service Introduction (NSI), Cost Reduction, Tools evaluation, New Business evaluation Provides analytical insights to the organization

Guides the team through difficult technical or business-related challenges
Ensure resources are given challenging and rewarding development
The individual is a change agent for the Services organization as well as for the FP&A team

Collaboration with stakeholders

Ability to work closely with other Ciena groups Key areas include Services GM, Bus Operations, key Delivery Leaders, Regional Service Leaders, Accounting, Supply Chain (Repair), Other FP&A groups, Human Resources


A proven track record in managing and leading a Services focused team of professionals Demonstrates the necessary leadership and innovative skills to be part of the Services core leadership team
Experience assisting with strategy development and implementation
Strong commercial business acumen
Proven ability to monitor financial discipline and accountability within a global support organization


Ten plus years of financial experience in a delivery environment
A CPA or equivalent designation and or experience
Excellent finance, planning and accounting skills
Previous Managerial experience
Strong interpersonal, leadership, communication and presentation skills
Knowledge of financial/ERP systems and Microsoft office products
Proven ability to monitor financial discipline and accountability within a global support organization

Rewarding experience Meaningful outcomes

Making a difference in peoples lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies Thats what motivates us

A distinct way to work

Free thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm Expect more satisfying outcomes - both personal and professional

Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age

Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially

What you can expect from us

You will receive notification of your successful application
Successful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussion
If suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : IT-Hardware/Networking, Telecom
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit
Role : Cost Accounting/ ICWA
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 18th Mar 2020

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