Senior Internal Auditor

Accounting and Finance Santa Clara, California


Our Mission 
At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact – one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.
Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly – no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed – intentionally – to stay ahead of the world’s next cyberthreat.
Your Career
Palo Alto Networks is looking for a Sr. Internal Auditor to join our Internal Audit team. This position plays the critical role of partnering with the business units and providing value added recommendations to enhance the company’s overall internal control of its operations.
Your Impact
  • Serve as a subject matter specialist and central point of contact for in-scope SOX processes and systems
  • Assist in SOX planning, scoping, and risk assessment process through close collaboration with external auditors and business process owners
  • Coordinate delivery and organize audit requirements for SOX assessments, walkthroughs and testing procedures
  • Conduct business process walkthroughs and controls testing according to established audit standards
  • Develop high quality business process and audit testing documentation
  • Evaluate audit findings and coordinate remediation of deficiencies
  • Assist in evaluation of new processes, policies and systems to determine its impact on the SOX program and design the control landscape based on identified risks
  • Develop business relationships and proactively interact with process owners and management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for improvements and optimization
  • Demonstrate initiative and provide timely updates to internal audit management. Manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned in support of the internal audit team and corporate objectives
Your Experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of audit experience preferred 
  • Actively pursuing professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA or equivalent)
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP, SOX requirements, internal audit standards
  • General understanding of IT General Controls, application controls and systems
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic. Ability to thrive as an individual contributor in a high functioning team
  • Detail and team oriented with a strong learning capacity and ability to multi-task, adapt to change and deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, analytical and presentation skills that encourage and facilitate effective interaction
  • Familiar with SAP ERP system preferred
The Team

Our Internal Audit department manages SOX compliance, operational audit, channel and investigation audit programs of the company. As our business continues to innovate and grow, the Internal Audit department continues to evolve with the business. Our Internal Audit department not only deals with audits, but also we provide advisory to business to help them manage risks (e.g., new process or system implementation, automation, mergers and acquisitions, etc.). The ideal candidate has exceptional skills in auditing and analytics and an innovative mindset to approach problems differently. Our innovation doesn’t stay in Research and Development. Within Internal Audit, we seek people who are willing to try new things and evolve as the business grows. If you’re seeking an audit and business advisory challenge but with a world-wide 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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

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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