CISCO ESG Controller
CISCO ESG ControllerCisco Systems
San Jose, CA
What you'll do: You will be Cisco’s ESG Controller leading the Finance organization cross-functionally. You join Cisco Finance at the Director level as part of the Controllership organization reporting directly to Cisco’s Chief Accounting Officer. Your responsibilities will span the entire Finance organization and you will work closely with Cisco’s Corporate Affairs, Legal, and the People, Process and Purpose organization as well as Engineering, Operations, and other functional teams across the company on Cisco’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and commitments.
You will be a key leader in Cisco’s ESG efforts. Cisco has a long history of social and environmental commitments. Delivering on important ESG goals is not just critical for society but also for our business. We believe that keeping these goals at the forefront makes us stronger in the long run, and our customers, partners, current and former employees, and governments demand it. We’ve been creating and measuring progress and outcomes of our ESG initiatives and commitments on a global scale for many years. By setting clear goals, measuring our progress, and transparently reporting our impact, we’re able to provide an account of the difference we are making and to learn from our outcomes. In short, Cisco’s purpose is to Power an Inclusive Future for All. To achieve our purpose, we leverage our technology and inspire our people to make a positive impact in communities worldwide and on the planet. The ESG Controller is a key leader to ensure that Cisco meets its commitments, ensures transparency in its reporting, and develops and implements the necessary systems, processes, and controls to ensure success.
Specifically, you will:
be the single point of contact at a leadership level on all ESG matters for the Finance organization
work with the Corporate Affairs team to further develop Cisco’s reporting strategy and lead the Finance organization’s efforts
be responsible for ESG reporting integrity and assurance including ESG data, goals, commitments, and KPIs
develop a deep expertise on ESG trends, frameworks, regulatory requirements, etc. to advise management and work with Corporate Affairs and Legal on our operational plans, reporting strategy, and metrics
work in concert with our Corporate Affairs team to conduct impact assessments and develop programmatic data-driven insights and research to inform strategic decisions and thought leadership
lead the implementation of new disclosures that are expected to be required worldwide by various regulatory organizations
ensure that the company maintains an effective system of internal controls, enhance our system capabilities, refine our ESG governance structure, continuing to ensure our ESG data is of the highest quality
work with Cisco’s ESG Governance Committee to develop and drive the agenda ensuring that all functions within the company develop and meet their respective action plans in support of Cisco’s overall ESG initiatives and commitments
ensure that ESG-related commitments and related investments are supported by detailed analysis and action plans which are integrated into Cisco’s operational and financial planning processes
influence and interact with senior executives and key stakeholders, assessing the need to obtain audit assurance over certain metrics
represent Cisco in various external forums (e.g. A4S, CCR) covering ESG reporting and initiatives
present to senior leadership on a regular basis on our status and progress across a broad range of internal stakeholders
This role will give you an excellent opportunity to:
You will be part of an organization that believes that we have the opportunity and the responsibility to do more for the world than we ever thought possible. We are committed to delivering on important ESG goals that are critical for society as well as our business.
You will learn a tremendous amount on highly relevant ESG topics that are critically important worldwide
You will be part of a leadership team that will work cross-functionally across all areas of our business including key stakeholders across various functions such as People and Communities, the Sales organization, Corporate Affairs, Engineering, Investor Relations, Workplace Resources, Supply Chain and Circular Economy
Broadly understand Cisco's ESG reporting, data, processes, controls, and business operations
Develop an expertise in technical ESG reporting requirements including new regulations, various frameworks, financial reporting, compliance, controls and implementing new disclosure requirements
Networking with industry peers involved in ESG reporting and financial reporting more broadly as well as influencing regulation and standard setting
Who you'll work with: You'll get opportunities to interact with senior leaders in the Controllership organization and broader Finance, Corporate Affairs, Legal, People and Communities, Engineering, Investor Relations, and Workplace Resources, among others.
The Controllership organization is comprised of several groups that are committed to supporting business processes through developing, influencing and implementing global financial policy, processes, and effective partnering while conducting itself with the highest level of integrity and credibility.
Who you are: You are a highly motivated, self-starter, results-oriented with an ability to work on multiple deliverables at the same time and drive projects to completion with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You are eager to learn, have a strong passion for ESG, and have a strong ESG and/or financial background. You are able to execute in a complex, fast-paced large corporate environment. You are confident in your ability to drive resolution of complex issues, work with senior executives, and can successfully work cross-functionally.
Good communication and proven cross-functional collaboration and teamwork skills; good at building and cultivating strong relationships with business partners
Adept at working cross-culturally and across all levels of the organization
Able to apply specific knowledge to new situations and requests
Passionate about ESG reporting and have an analytical and a structured approach to data analysis and problem-solving
Have expertise with financial reporting systems and applications
Process, governance, and controls experience and skills Minimum requirements for this role:
15+ years of strong finance background, experience in ESG and/or financial reporting, processes, internal controls, systems
You bring a strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
You are able to react to changes quickly and handle pressure
You bring previous experience working in complex environments and driving change
Why Cisco #WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!
But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)
Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #LI-AC7
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