Manager, Corporate Accounting

VMware Palo Alto, CA

The Elevator Pitch: Why would you enjoy this new opportunity?

This Manager, Corporate Accounting, position provides a unique opportunity to grow your career by deepening your U.S. GAAP technical accounting expertise, while also utilizing your inventory and cost accounting technical knowledge to provide accounting guidance to various finance and business operations teams. You will play a crucial role in implementing system enhancements to streamline current processes and will have opportunities to participate in special cross functional projects. This experience is critical for anyone with a passion in accounting looking to broaden their business and operational acumen.

Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

After you onboard, you will learn about VMware’s inventory and cost accounting policies and processes and other non-revenue accounting policies. You will work closely with cross functional teams to implement system enhancements to scale and automate accounting close procedures. With your technical accounting expertise and knowledge in inventory and cost accounting, you will be the technical accounting resource to various finance and business operations teams and will assist with research on technical accounting matters.

What type of work will I be doing? What assignments or requirements will I be performing on a regular basis?

  • Leveraging your U.S. GAAP technical accounting expertise and knowledge in inventory and cost accounting (ASC 330), you will participate in a timely monthly close, oversee day-to-day accounting activities and ensure compliance with internal controls.
  • You will partner with cross functional teams on inventory accounting and system integration for new SKUs and product categories and implementation of system enhancements for inventory and cost accounting processes
  • You will perform technical accounting research on various accounting areas (e.g., ASC 340, ASC 718, etc.) and prepare technical accounting memos 
  • You will assist with quarterly and annual internal/external audit requests and liaison with external auditors
  • You will also have the opportunity to participate in cross-functional projects that leverage your expertise and will provide growth opportunities.

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

This role reports to the Senior Manager, Accounting and Financial Reporting within the Corporate Accounting team with team members working at VMware’s Palo Alto, CA, and Cork, IE, offices. VMware embraces a culture of camaraderie, respect, trust, independent/critical thinking and transparency, and the Corporate Accounting team is passionate about following VMware’s EPIC2 values (execution, passion, integrity, customer and community). This role will work closely with teams around the globe with diverse background and education in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
  • Generous Time Off Programs
  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)
  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries

This role is flexible and can be done from home, in an office, or a combination of the two anywhere in the United States.

This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware

Due to the Biden Administration issuing an Executive Order (EO) that effectively mandates COVID-19 vaccination for all U.S. based employees of federal contractors and subcontractors, all U.S. based VMware employees will be required to have their final vaccination dose (e.g., second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of J&J) by January 4, 2022. Specifically, this means that all U.S. based VMware employees will need to be fully vaccinated by January 18th, 2022, or by their first date of employment if after that date, subject to legally required accommodations.

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