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Finance Business Manager


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 Finance Manager to help drive Financial Planning & Analysis through the Company’s continued high pace growth. This role will serve as a business and finance partner to the R&D organization and leadership team to ensure that financial, strategic and operational objectives of the business are met. The ideal candidate has an analytical mind, is a self-starter, is intellectually curious, a great communicator and is passionate about managing change in a dynamic fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will provide day-to-day financial support and business partnership to the R&D team to ensure both compliance to company Finance procedures and policies as well as ensure optimal investment of resources.  The candidate will leverage data, modeling skills and knowledge of business metrics to recommend ways to optimize investment and drive continued growth.  

Your Impact

  • Support R&D business leaders with financial budgeting, operations and yearly planning, and strategy

  • Communicate effectively with team and business partners to build relationships and present actionable and insightful recommendations

  • Contribute to the overall R&D planning, forecasting, and month-end close processes, utilizing internal financial forecast models, systems, and tools

  • 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 with actionable insights

  • Execute on requests from business partners, corporate FP&A, accounting, and other cross-functional teams

  • Drive and provide support for ad-hoc strategic and financial analyses


Your Experience 

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field/MBA preferred

  • 4+ years of prior finance experience - Prior roles in SaaS company is 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, SAC, Tableau, and other BI tools  

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

  • Deadline-driven, organized, with 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 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. 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 

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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