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Senior Manager - SOX & External Reporting Assurance


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 an Sr. Manager, SOX & External Reporting Assurance to join our SOX and External Reporting Assurance team and reporting to the Head of SOX and External Reporting Assurance.This position plays a critical role in partnering with the business and IT units and in the execution of SOX 404 audit procedures and other external reporting assurance (ESG, KPI Metric and Proxy).

The ideal candidate must have proven leadership skills, project management skills, be a self-starter, proactive, confident in interacting with management and external stakeholders, bring business experience, passion, and have experience in using analytical tools, assessing strategic, financial and operational risks, preferably in a technology industry.

The candidate must demonstrate ability to adhere to our corporate core values of Disruption, Execution,Collaboration, Integrity and Inclusion.

Your Impact

  • Perform business and / or IT process walkthroughs according to established audit standards.
  • Prepare process documentation and testing procedures for business and / or IT processes and systems.
  • Execute SOX 404 audit procedures and testing for internal controls assessment and ensure supporting documentation and control evidence adequately corroborates testing conclusions.
  • Assist in evaluating audit findings and deficiencies, and coordinate remediation of deficiencies.
  • Assist in preparing risk assessments and audit programs.
  • Assist in evaluating new processes, policies and systems that improve organization efficiency and effectiveness and enhance risk mitigation activities.
  • Assist in communication with external auditors, consultants, and business process owners.
  • Develop business relationships and proactively interact with process owners and management to gather information and resolve problems.
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned in support of the SOX team and corporate objectives.
  • Lastly, the Sr. Manager will lead the local India Companies Act Statutory SOX compliance program.


  • BS degree in Accounting / Finance / Information Systems or Business (or Equivalent).
  • 10+ years’ experience through public accounting / auditing and / or industry experience.
  • Big 4 experience is a plus.
  • CA, CIA, CISA or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Understanding of SOX audit requirements / standards and business process analysis.
  • Understanding of SOX requirements and COSO framework.
  • Understanding of IT General Controls, application controls and systems.
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP in a corporate environment preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft/G-Suite applications with a general understanding of data analytics techniques.
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively. Good initiative, interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Detail and team oriented, with strong learning capacity and ability to multi-task and prioritize, adapt to change and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic. Ability to thrive as an individual contributor in a high functioning team.

The Team

The SOX team is responsible for managing and executing our SOX program and financial reporting control assurance and advisory, and ensuring we are best in class. You will be part of a dynamic, disruptive, and fast-paced team of highly specialized professionals with varied skill sets spread out between the US and India.

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.

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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