Senior Director, Finance Mergers and Acquisitions

HP   •  

Palo Alto, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 174 days ago

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HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We provide technology and services that help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.

No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers' specific needs.

Who we are

We are the leading printing and personal systems technology company in the world, and we are here to create technology that makes life better for everyone everywhere. In an ever-changing, connected world, HP Inc. keeps reinventing itself, its technologies, and what tomorrow holds—so industries, communities, and individuals can keep reinventing how they operate, ideate, and create what matters the most to them.

We operate with the heart, creativity, and energy of a startup, and with the brain, muscles, and determination of a Fortune 100 corporation. We will use this unique combination, along with our 50,000 world-class employees and 76-year legacy of innovation, to engineer experiences that amaze our customers.

What we stand for

We believe in a Blended Reality created by the fusion of the physical and digital worlds. We believe everyone is a creator when empowered by intuitive, accessible technology. And we believe technology should work for you and adapt to your needs, context, and environment.

Position Summary

The Senior Director manages and governs the Finance Merger and Acquisition portfolio. Provides Finance Leadership, program management, ensuring integrity of financials. Must be involved from the start of assessment of potential targeted acquisition to deal close through Integration. During the entire process, he or she must work collaboratively with all the functions e.g. Corporate Development, Global Business Units, Legal and Tax, Audit. Manage the third party engagement. Ensure the Corporate Controller, CFO and Business Unit Finance Head are informed of progress, major issues/mitigation/alternatives. Will directly manage the M&A portfolio and lead a group of M&A program managers and specialists. Will strongly influence various Finance, BU, and Function leaders in both HP and acquired entities.

Focus areas

  • Partner in the deal evaluation to approval, signing, closing and integration of financials into HP’s financials and ensuring adherence to HP polices/practices
  • Translate the integration strategy into executable plans with appropriate budgets and enable consistent integration results within budget
  • Ensure through Due Diligence of all accounting, policies/practices harmonization, and alignment to HP, identify potential risks and mitigate control risks
  • Ensure all the financial processes and support in place to enable deal close and day 1 business operation. Minimize disruption to the business while executing on the integration strategy
  • Enable deal value creation

Key Responsibilities

  • Pre-signing - Manage due diligence, working capital, Quality of Earning and third-party valuation alignment with Tax, Legal, GBU, Corp Dev Head. Ensure IMO and potential dis-synergy budget is developed and aligned with Corp Dev Head and GBU Finance deal head.
  • Post signing to close and Day 1 operation- Pull appropriate finance team together. Develop detail finance plan for deal close, integration and Day 1 operation aligned to deal close date. Set up appropriate team, cadence and ensure on time delivery of all the planned activities.
  • Set up regular reviews with the Corp Controller, CFO and CFO staff.
  • As a member of the deal and IMO team be an active participant/business partner and work closely with the IMO head
  • Provide clear process for IMO costs charging and clear direction on GAAP and non-GAAP costs
  • Develop plan for onboarding finance employees from the acquired company


  • First level university degree with a focus in business or economics; advanced degree and/or accounting certification (e.g., CPA, MBA) strongly preferred.
  • 12+ years of experience in a finance function or exhibiting an exceptionally strong background in some other relevant and applicable area of business.
  • 8+ years of people management experience.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven executive leadership, excellent communicator both written and verbal, ability to lead major programs from strategy to final delivery.
  • Broad knowledge of General accounting application and relevance to M&A
  • Superior ability to provide finance consultation to senior managers within area of expertise.
  • Superior understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • Strong business acumen
  • General understanding of M&A principals and processes
  • Ability to work in a team and wide variety of people (Businesses and functions)
  • Excellent communication skills catered to a wide variety of audiences
  • Excellent consulting, influence, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to build, sustain and expand network of people
  • Ability to build/retain and grow a very dynamic team
  • Time management, ability to plan, prioritize; execution and timely delivery
  • Digital technology and growth mindset

Job ID 3037188