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Director, Accounting and Operations

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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking for a highly motivated senior financial professional who is interested to play a key role in the development of India accounting function. This position will report to the APAC Controller and is a great opportunity for a talented individual who has the desire to join a fast-growing company in a truly international environment.

Your Impact

This position calls for someone who possesses leadership capabilities, solid operational and technical accounting background, excellent stakeholder management skills and works proactively to drive results. This person is a self-starter, flexible, has a high level of integrity and is action and goal-oriented in a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Manage the monthly financial close process for our legal entities, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation

  • Interacts at all levels and with budget owners or other stakeholders to produce timely, efficient and accurate month-end close and all internal management and financial reporting

  • Manage the GL Accounting, T&E and Accounts Payable

  • Prepare detailed journal entries and account analyses

  • Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies, procedures and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes

  • Coordinate the services provided by third party accounting service providers located in India and overseas

  • Participate in strategic projects including new leases and office constructions

  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies and statutory requirements

  • Implement additional SOX controls and address any other control weaknesses

  • Make recommendations for changes as needed and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed and establishes the proper techniques to discover and prevent fraud

  • Analyze the effect of statutory accounting practices and studies regulations and guidance to ensure correct application of GAAPs

  • Collaborate with external auditors to ensure successful audit results and compliance

  • Assist with compilation of information for preparation of tax returns

Your Experience

  • CA or CPA qualified with Bachelor degree in finance/accounting

  • Over 15 years relevant experience in an international reporting environment

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast moving and demanding environment

  • Strong communication skills with fluent English (both written and verbal)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop high-performing internal and outsourced teams

  • Ability to build effective working relationships with both finance and non-finance colleagues

  • Good knowledge and experiences with an ERP system, preferably SAP

  • Well versed with MS Office applications, particularly Excel

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 evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, 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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com .

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and provide equal 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 applicable legally protected characteristics.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs

  • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
  • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
    • The job requires accessing a company worksite
    • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
    • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
  • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

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