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Accounting Manager of Manufacturing Operations

San Jose, CA | Finance

Job Description

Nimble Storage is the fastest-growing storage array start-up in history and we are seeking a Accounting Manager of Manufacturing Operations to join our Finance team.


Reporting to the VP Controller, the Accounting Manager of Manufacturing Operations position will be the owner of all financial aspects of cost.  The person is expected to partner with the operations team and the existing accounting team to not only understand completely the Company’s inventory, product cost, cost variances, warranty expense, freight expense, etc., but project manage initiatives to establish scalable processes and eliminate any cost leakages.  As the Company is in hyper-growth mode, this person MUST be a team player who can adapt to a dynamic environment and help in ad-hoc areas which will move the Company forward.


  • Own the global cost process including inventory, product cost, cost variances, warranty expense, freight expense, etc.
  • Lead weekly cost meetings with operations to review inventory levels and cost incurred versus forecast, identify issues and drive resolutions.
  • Engage in proactive identification and implementation of process improvements in forward and reverse logistics, inventory counts, etc.
  • Analyze and articulate data efficiently and accurately to the Company’s top management team.
  • Drive continuous automation using the Company’s existing ERP software or other tools. 
  • Ensure the financials are “audit ready” and processes are “SOX ready”.  Participate and/or lead ad hoc projects as needed.


  • Bachelors’ Degree required in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA and/or MBA
  • Worked in a cost accounting role and manufacturing environment for 10+ years
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills and collaborative skills.
  • Process oriented, highly organized and attention to details.
  • Very independent, able to manage time efficiently and project manage effectively.
  • Comfortable with changing environment and responsibilities.
  • Team player and "do whatever it takes" attitude.
  • Advanced experience in ERP systems and MS Excel.  Experience in Navision (part of Microsoft General Dynamics) is a major plus.
  • Worked extensively with external auditors.

Nimble has developed breakthrough architecture that combines flash memory with high-capacity disk to converge storage, backup, and disaster recovery for the first time. Nimble Storage solutions are built on the idea that enterprises should not have to compromise between performance, capacity, ease of management, and price. Nimble’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout architecture, designed from the ground up to effectively combine flash with high-capacity drives, makes high performance affordable, simplifies and enhances disaster recovery and backup, and delivers pain-free operations. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world-class channel partners.

Nimble was founded by storage industry veterans from NetApp and Data Domain, and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Lightspeed Ventures, three of the most successful and respected venture capital firms in Silicon Valley.

Since its launch in July 2010, Nimble has garnered an impressive list of awards, including:

  • CRN Storage Product of the Year
  • CRN Test Labs "Highly Recommended" rating, calling Nimble "the Holy Grail of high- performance storage"
  • Wall Street Journal “Next Big Thing” award
  • Storage Newsletter #1 Most Promising Startup
  • InfoWorld / Network World "25 New IT Companies to Watch"
  • InfoWorld / Network World "25 Hot Products"

NOTE: To all recruitment firms: Nimble Storage is not accepting agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from Nimble Storage's Staffing organization. Nimble Storage is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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