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Senior FP&A Analyst


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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking for a Senior Analyst to help drive Financial Planning & Analysis through the Company’s continued high pace growth. This person will be responsible for several planning & analysis processes working with cross-functional teams to support month end close process as per a strict timeline, projects and implement process improvements in a fast-paced environment.

Your Impact

  • Partner with Finance / Business stakeholders to develop long - range plans, annual budgets, and monthly forecasts
  • Prepare the monthly / quarterly forecast file and explain the variances (Forecast / Budget vs Actuals )
  • Understanding the key business drivers
  • Headcount Planning & tracking
  • Financial Modelling
  • Management Reporting & KPI’s
  • Gather and analyze data to solve problems and evaluate scenarios and support decision making
  • Interpret results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation to complex data analysis
  • Provide insight on the goals, forecasts, and financial performance of individual business areas
  • Interpret financial and operational performance to identify business risks and opportunities
  • Improve financial status by analyzing results, trends, and variances & recommend actions
  • Manage and drive the Month Close Process
    • Accurate accruals computation
    • Help analyze the Journals posted and reduce the number of Non Standard Journals
    • Automate where possible, the calculation and posting of Accruals
  • Ensuring compliance with financial guidelines & company policies
  • Communicate effectively with team and business partners to build relationships and present actionable and insightful recommendations.

Your Experience

  • CA or MBA with bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent military experience required
  • 5+ years of related experience in FP&A in a large US MNC
  • Experience with SAP or large ERP systems a plus
  • Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Critical Thinking - Ability to look at the numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on the findings
  • Thorough working knowledge of finance, basic accounting, and business analysis
  • Independently and proactively analyze financial information and develop solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to multitask, stay organized and prioritize deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Promote teamwork and collaboration
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support business initiatives and projects
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Energetic and positive

The Team

You have a passion for numbers, our organization has a passion for cybersecurity. You’re looking for an opportunity with a more fulfilling mission. We have open positions for top talent seeking a financial challenge. Our department deals with numbers daily, supporting sales, marketing, R&D, supply chain and more, building solutions and providing accurate, insightful financial information to empower our business lines. The ideal candidate has exceptional skills in accounting and analytics and an innovative mindset to approach finance problems differently. Within finance and accounting, 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 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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No.  Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

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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