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Finance Manager, Enterprise FP&A at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

All About Us

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. We are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.
We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.2 billion in 2015. Our growth isn’t just revenue, we’ve been hiring the best and the brightest. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.

Position Summary:

The Manager of Finance has responsibility for supporting close, forecasting, and other cycle deliverables of the Enterprise FP&A finance organization. The position requires strong technical, analytical, communication and presentation skills and close collaboration with functions and regions across the company is critical to the candidate's success.


  • Provide financial modeling, analytics, and general internal support to Enterprise FP&A for presentation to the CFO, CEO, and company leadership

  • Support monthly/quarterly close process, as well as preparation for Quarterly Executive Reviews and Dashboard reviews

  • Coordinate other processes to consolidate and report on variances and trends, calling out business risks/gaps to Senior Management

  • Create regular packages to be utilized for financial management reporting, including variance explanations, forecast updates, scenario building and other analysis

  • Develop and implement new processes, tools and ideas to further enhance the revenue forecasting and analytic capabilities of the finance function

  • Communicate process, template and timeline requirements for Enterprise FP&A deliverables

  • Analyze, synthesize and translate data into key strategic inputs and insights that will drive strategic decision making at the executive level

  • Liaison with the Financial Performance Management (business systems) team to develop tools to support revenue, and act as a functional expert on various Illumina financial and other key systems

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the business segments, products and KPIs to provide support and reporting capabilities, as well as improved business decisions

  • Effectively work across the Illumina finance team to ensure everyone is working towards common goals and leveraging common finance services across the team (i.e. FP&A, Accounting, BI) to improve productivity

  • Acquire intense understanding of Illumina’s business today, and critical insights into where it is going in the future allowing for innovative concepts and the promotion of new ideas

  • Look for continuous improvement opportunities in our revenue forecast, projection, and analytical processes

  • Utilize financial systems to improve and complete tasks (i.e. Cognos PAX, Cognos BI, SAP, etc.)

  • Maximize long-term shareholder value while protecting corporate assets


  • 7+ years Finance experience, preferably in a high growth environment

  • Exceptional commitment and track record of accuracy, attention-to-detail and quality while meeting goals or deadlines

  • Outstanding analytical abilities, able to extract and communicate insights from broad data sets

  • Exhibits clear leadership and development potential

  • Strong interpersonal soft skills and ability to establish strong rapport and partnerships at all levels of the organization

  • Self-directed and able to work well and communicate effectively in a team environment with minimal supervision. 

  • Superb verbal and written communication, as well as process and project management skills

  • Robust financial acumen blended with business partnership

  • Ability to credibly achieve results through influence and persuasion

  • Must be driven and highly motivated with positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • Passionate about the company mission

  • Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experienced user with knowledge of ERP and business systems such as SAP, IBM Cognos BI and Cognos PAX (TM1)


  • BS or BA in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field

  • MBA strongly preferred

All listed requirements are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact To learn more, visit: