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Senior Manager - Commercial Finance

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Accounting & Finance
Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Description

Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. What sets us apart is our relentless pursuit of innovation. We leverage the latest advancements in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and software-defined networking to provide our clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world. Our solutions are designed to not only meet the current demands of the digital landscape but to also anticipate and adapt to future challenges.

At Arista we value the diversity of thought and perspectives that each employee brings to the table. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment, where individuals from various backgrounds and experiences feel welcome, is essential for driving creativity and innovation.

Our commitment to excellence has earned us several prestigious awards, such as Best Engineering Team, Best Company for Diversity, Compensation, and Work-Life Balance. At Arista, we take pride in our track record of success and strive to maintain the highest standards of quality and performance in everything we do.

Job Description

As a Senior Manager - Commercial Finance at Arista Networks, you will play a crucial role in leading the commercial financial planning and analysis insights within the Finance function. You will be responsible for analyzing sales data, identifying trends, supporting forecasting and providing insights to drive strategic decision-making. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with sales leaders to optimize sales generation and ensure alignment with corporate financial objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Analysis: Analyze sales data to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement. Utilize financial models and tools to forecast sales performance and evaluate revenue projections.
  • Reporting: Prepare regular reports and dashboards to communicate key sales metrics and performance indicators to management. Develop insightful commentary to explain variances and trends.
  • Forecasting and Budgeting: Support the sales forecasting and budgeting processes by providing accurate and timely financial analysis. Collaborate with sales teams to develop sales targets and track progress against goals.
  • Sales Operations Support: Partner with sales operations teams to streamline processes and enhance efficiency in sales forecasting, pipeline management and deal analysis (where applicable).
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with other departments, including Finance, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management, to ensure alignment of sales initiatives with overall corporate objectives.
  • Ad-hoc Projects: Participate in special projects and initiatives as assigned by senior management, providing financial analysis and insights to support decision-making.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field. MBA or relevant professional certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) is a plus.
  • 10+ years of experience in sales-related financial analysis, preferably in a technology company.
  • Experience in deal structures for Fortune 500/Russell 2000 companies.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in Excel and financial modeling.
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI) is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex financial concepts to non-finance stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and data integrity.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment and build strong working relationships across functions.

Joining Arista Networks as a Senior Manager - Commercial Finance offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the company's success by providing valuable insights and analysis to drive revenue growth and profitability. If you are a motivated and analytical finance professional with a passion for technology and sales, we invite you to apply and be part of our dynamic team.


Additional Information

Arista Networks is an equal opportunity employer. Arista makes all hiring and employment-related decisions in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable federal, state, or law law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.