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Senior Manager, SASE Finance


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 has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated candidate to join our SASE Finance team as a Senior Manager, Finance  In this role, you will report directly to the Director who leads the SASE Finance function and work with the SASE Finance Team and business partners to help build and deliver on our financial plans, support strategic decision-making, provide financial insight, and support building operational rigor and efficiency. 

This individual will also partner with Theater and Central Finance teams, and collaborate cross-functionally with Sales, Sales Operations, Go-To-Market, and Product teams on a regular basis. Being successful in this role requires a strong analytical ability, excellent organization and communication skills, and the ability to support/enable process improvement and insights across all the key FP&A areas.  

Your Impact  

  • Build and develop SaaS metrics - you will continue to refine existing and design new KPIs to make them business relevant and able to analyze the trend, changes versus industry benchmarks
  • Support all key SASE financial metrics, including ARR, Bookings, Revenue, Margins, Renewal rates, Customer Lifetime Value - You will build financial models in excel, google sheet, tableau or other systems such as Anaplan to to set up fully automated models 
  • Architect of visual presentation - Your analytical, storytelling and design skills will be very handy for our monthly and quarterly performance review decks, as well as other custom business presentations to senior management
  • Be a Strategist - You will have many opportunities to dig deeper into the business to provide actionable insights and recommendations through data analysis
  • Collaborate cross-functionally (e.g. Theater finance, India COE team, IT, Customer Success, Sales Ops, GTM, Product etc.) to continually improve metrics alignment, consistency, data integrity, and automation
  • Drive and provide support for ad-hoc strategic and financial analyses

Your Experience 

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in jobs of increasing responsibility within Finance or Accounting -  prior investment banking experience is a plus
  • Diversity of experience and exposure to a wide range of complex business models
  • Application SaaS and Software industry experience is strongly preferred
  • Minimum of a four-year college degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field from an accredited university - MBA / Master’s degree preferred or equivalent military experience required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to convey thoughts and ideas to effectively influence at all levels
  • Executive presence and excellent presentation skills, including the ability to effectively develop and concisely present financial plans to senior management
  • Strong leadership and team player who thrives in working both cross functionally and globally
  • Selects, retains, and develops global talent to support company objectives and promote diversity
  • Ability to effectively influence or mediate differing opinions and approaches at all levels of the organization
  • Exercises good judgment and makes well-informed and timely decisions
  • Ability to be both a leader and hands on “doer”
  • Translates data into actionable information - bonus points for experience merging, enhancing, and analyzing large data sets utilizing technologies (e.g. SQL, R, Python)
  • Proficiency in Tableau, Excel and experience with financial systems and data visualization tools 
  • A proven track record of setting priorities, managing expectations, and delivering on commitments

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.

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

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $147,400/yr to $238,600/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here .

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