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Google Geo Expansion Finance Lead, Google Cloud in Kirkland, Washington

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 14 years of experience in financial planning and analysis (FP&A) or consulting, or 12 years of experience with an advanced degree.

  • Experience building and leading a team.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in working with large data sets.

  • Experience leading cross-functional project teams through problem-structuring, with the ability to communicate insights to highly-technical management teams.

  • Familiarity with data center economics and IaaS/PaaS/SaaS business models.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and influence effectively, combined with impeccable business judgment, analytical and financial modeling skills.

  • Ability to work in an unstructured, fast-paced environment, and maintain executive presence and perspective in the midst of changing timelines and rapid decision making.

Financial Analysts ensure that Google makes sound financial decisions. As a Financial Analyst, your work, whether it's modeling business scenarios or tracking performance metrics, is used by our leaders to make strategic company decisions. While working on multiple projects at a time, you are focused on the details while finding creative ways to solve big picture challenges.

Our Cloud Product Finance team leads the financial management for Product, Engineering, and Operations teams that build and sell Google Cloud products, including both Google Cloud Platform and Workspace. We are a thought partner and trusted strategic adviser to the Google Cloud leadership team, advising on optimizing business economics while scaling hyper-growth businesses.

As Geo Expansion Finance Lead, you will partner with the Google Cloud Product and Engineering teams to achieve ambitious growth goals through optimizing the existing data center center footprint and strategically designing the footprint of the future.

The name Google came from "googol," a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.

  • Oversee all financial aspects of Google Cloud Platform data center launch planning, and long-range planning for existing infrastructure (including Google sites, third-party sites, and networking infrastructure).

  • Lead a team by managing their priorities, providing career advancement opportunities, and providing direction and thought leadership on strategic projects.

  • Develop and maintain close relationships with cross-functional executives and directors in Google Cloud Platform, Product Management, Technical Program Management, and Technical Infrastructure teams that are responsible for launching new regions and growing existing regions to meet and exceed Google Cloud Platform's long-term profitability goals.

  • Improve existing processes to drive greater transparency for finance leadership into new data center pipeline, impact on Google Cloud’s Profit and Loss, and strengthen finance oversight on approvals.

  • Launch new processes to uncover financial performance of data centers versus business plan, and annual operating plan.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy ( and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form ( .