Finance Director


(San Jose, California)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About TiVo
TiVo Inc.(NASDAQ: TIVO) is the leader in the advanced television entertainment. Since its inception in 1999, TiVo has distrupted the television entertainment industry with innovative solutions that navigate the "content chaos" challenge of the market.
* Act as primary functional and operational finance lead for our largest business group, Intellectual Property and Licensing (IP&L), providing full P&L management and business support for the IP&L business. Bifurcated reporting – direct line to TiVo VP of Finance and dotted line to SVP, Worldwide Intellectual Property & Licensing (“EVP IP&L”) * Engage with IP&L team in strategic assessments regarding licensing opportunities around the world, identifying for the IP&L group opportunities for investment in growth, be it existing markets or new. Help ensure IP&L resources are deployed in a manner to optimize the group’s contribution. * Oversee efforts to identify customer reporting issues by analyzing market data against customer reporting * Build investment models for IP&L to support requests for additional funds for litigation, market expansion or patent acquisitions * Support VP, Patent Strategy, on reviewing patent acquisition and divesture deals. Provide deal support including financial modeling for acquisition opportunities * Provide SVP & GM of IP Licensing with deal support including deal modeling. Liaison with corporate revenue recognition team in this capacity * Partner closely with the EVP IP&L, the SVP & GM of IP Licensing, on all finance matters and requests * Oversee preparation of expense forecast, key scorecard metrics, and detailed dashboards on a monthly basis * Supervise the month-end close process, ensuring proper support from law firm contacts, reasonableness of accruals, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance * Review weekly revenue forecast reporting with the SVP & GM of IP Licensing, ensuring accuracy and visibility into all assumptions and week-over-week changes. Participate with the SVP & GM of IP Licensing in the IP&L interlock meetings with Sales. Ensure opportunities and risks are fairly portrayed * Manage the annual budgeting process and monthly forecasting process for the IP&L teams, including full ownership of revenue and expense * Present detailed financial data to the Executive Leadership Team in the monthly IP&L operations review, including expense detail, full P&L view, risks and opportunities, and account-level variance explanations * Identify cost savings opportunities and recommend areas for improvement * Partner with IP&L leadership team in the annual company-wide strategic (three-year) planning process for IP&L * Act as liaison between business partners and the Accounting team as necessary, helping to ensure compliance with policies and procedures * Review and approve new hire requisitions and verify expenses are in compliance with budgeted amounts * Oversee IP&L reporting in terms of deadlines, quality and accuracy in to corporate functions * Assist, as needed, EVP IP&L with Board presentation materials
Ideal Candidate
* Minimum of 10 years of finance experience, including at least 5 years in the FP&A function and experience as a leader of business group finance * B.A. or B.S. in Business, Finance, or Accounting; MBA, CPA, or equivalent experience a plus * Solid understanding of US GAAP, including revenue recognition * M&A experience including business valuation, strategic analysis, due diligence and integration a plus * Strong analytical skills with an ability to collaborate functionally across all business units * Build a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Ability to execute while remaining diplomatic and collaborative * Ability to influence executives and build consensus across all levels of the organization * Track record of showing leadership in a fast-paced, dynamic environment * Comfortable working through conflict and is able to deliver negative feedback and messages * Exceptional communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of stakeholders, including the highest levels of executive management * Demonstrated ability not only to see the big picture, but also to manage the details * Must have extreme attention to detail and a keen sense of urgency about work * Successful track record in leading complex projects from requirements phase through go-live * Hands-on ability with analytical tools & systems. Experience in Essbase, Oracle and Salesforce are a plus. Advanced user of Excel including pivot
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

Competitive compensation (salary, equity and bonuses) and comprehensive benefits designed to foster work-life balance, care for your health, protect your finances, and help you save and invest for the future.


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