Finance Business Manager - G&A - Santa Clara - job 677128

Palo Alto Networks

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Santa Clara, California

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

Our Mission 

At Palo Alto Networks®, everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish — but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Job Description

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking for an experienced finance professional to join its FP&A team as a Finance Business Manager to help support the IT organization. We’re looking for a self-starter with strong analytical skills, an effective communicator, and a passionate leader looking to drive change in a dynamic fast-paced environment.

This role will be responsible for monthly forecasting/close, annual planning, long term strategic planning, ROI analysis, and business partnering. 

This is an individual contributor role.

Your Impact

  • Partner with IT leaders to align business and financial goals

  • Close monthly including PO accruals, reclasses, and internal software capitalization

  • ROI on transformational projects

  • Enhance and maintain IT financial long-term model

  • Provide insightful and actionable data driven recommendations for decision making

  • Drive and support ad-hoc strategic and financial analyses


Your Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related discipline  

  • 5-8 years related experience showing strong career progression; management consulting/investment banking/private equity experience a plus

  • Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills

  • Strong team player, and independent thinker, with high intellectual and emotional intelligence

  • Effective presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex topics in a distilled manner to leadership

  • Deadline-driven, organized, and able to multi-task with the willingness to adapt to the rapid business and organizational demands that result from a high-growth environment

  • Experience with and/or a willingness to master various financial systems, including SAP, BPC, Tableau, and other BI tools

Additional Information

The Team

You have a passion for numbers, our organization has a passion for cybersecurity. You’re looking for a career with a more fulfilling mission. We have open positions to top talent seeking a financial challenge. Our finance department deals with number daily, supporting infrastructure, dealing in automation, building elegant models and solutions to empower our business lines and solutions. The ideal candidate has exceptional skills in financial modeling and analytics and an innovative mindset to approach finance problems differently. Our innovation doesn’t stay in Research and Development. Within finance, we seek people who are looking to try new things, while solving business critical equations. If you’re seeking a financial challenge but with a world-wide impact — this is it. 

Our Commitment 

We’re trailblazers who dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: We can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]. 

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.


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