Staff Accountant

Accounting and Finance Santa Clara, California


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.

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking for a Senior Accountant to the team to help drive financial accounting quality, accounting process efficiencies and robust internal controls through the Company’s continued high pace of growth. This person will perform general accounting tasks and work with a cross-functional team, support projects and implement process improvements in a fast-paced environment.

Your Impact
  • Perform monthly balance sheet account reconciliations for various accounts, ensuring accuracy and adherence to GAAP
  • Manage Fixed assets tasks, including but not limited to day to day processing of CAPEX transactions and month-end reconciliation
  • Assist with tasks associated with the new lease accounting guidance under ASC 842
  • Partner with a cross-functional teams, such as FP&A, Accounts Payable and IT teams on a regular basis
  • Reconcile asset and liability account balances, maintaining the general ledger and executing assigned month-end close procedures
  • Assist with other projects and responsibilities as required
Your Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Experience with SAP, specifically fixed assets module or other large ERP systems a plus
  • Big 4 accounting firm experience a plus
  • Detail oriented and efficient in processing transactions
  • Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint (G-Suite is a plus!)
  • Ability to multitask, stay organized and prioritize deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Promotes teamwork and works well with others
  • Energetic and positive attitude
The Team

You have a passion for numbers, our organization has a real 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 numbers daily, supporting infrastructure, dealing in automation, building elegant models and solutions to empower our business lines and solutions.. If you’re seeking a financial challenge but with a worldwide impact – this is it.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that 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 a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

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.