(Sr.) Finance Manager, Reporting & Analytics

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 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 an experienced finance professional to join its Global Sales Finance & Strategy team as a (Sr.) Finance Manager, Reporting & Analytics. We’re looking for a self-starter with strong analytical skills, an effective communicator, and a leader passionate for driving change in a dynamic fast-paced environment.
Your Impact: 
    • Partner with Go-To-Market (GTM) leaders to align business and financial goals
    • Deliver monthly/quarterly quantitative and qualitative analysis of the financial results including variances to plan, ensuring key issues, risks, and business drivers are understood and highlighted
    • Lead analysis on business performance. Conduct insightful data driven analysis to derive insights that will drive business decisions and recommendations
    • Improve operational excellence through identification and execution of initiatives that create efficiency, remove obstacles, or create improved processes and approaches to the business. This includes identifying ways in which tools can be built and deployed to improve workflows to drive automation, efficiency and increased accuracy
    • Identify, scope, and drive critical projects and initiatives for -- partnering with -- cross-functional teams, including working with data engineers to build data pipeline and warehouse infrastructure to ensure all parties are able to use data with ease and accuracy
    • Build cross-functional relationships to help solve complex interdisciplinary problems on behalf of the business
    • Senior Managers should expect to and have experience with managing -- directly or indirectly -- analyst(s). Finance Managers are individual contributors
Your Experience
  • BA/BS in an analytical field (e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Business or related field); advanced degree/MBA preferred
  • 5+ years, at-minimum, of prior finance experience. Prior roles in Sales Finance/Analytics, strategy consulting, or investment banking/private equity, a plus
  • Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills. Power Excel user who is comfortable with large data sets
  • Effective presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex topics in a distilled manner
  • Experience with and/or willingness to master various financial systems, including SAP, BPC, Tableau, Anaplan, and other BI tools.  Advanced SQL / database / Python or other coding language skills, a plus
  • Strong team player, and independent thinker, with high intellectual and emotional intelligence
  • 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
The Team

You have a passion for numbers, our organization has a passion for cybersecurity. You’re looking for 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, and building elegant models 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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com

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.