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Senior Manager of Finance - Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionOur MissionAt 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.Job DescriptionYour Career Do you have leadership skills, strong finance experience supporting a software business and the ability to drive strategic insights? Looking to make a difference in a growth business environment?We are looking for a Senior Finance Manager - Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) to support our virtual firewall business. This role will report to the Next Generation Firewall CFO. Working with the GTM, Product Management, Marketing & Strategy teams, you will provide insightful and trusted counsel to business partners and the management team on both financial and broad-based business issues related to the overall performance of the business unit.The ideal candidate is a self-starter, strategic thinker, great communicator, and enjoys leading finance initiatives and collaborating with people with a diverse set of talents in a fast-paced environment.Your Impact

  • Strong understanding of business models. Effectively guiding business proposals for key decisions
  • Business partner with GTM, Strategy and Product Management leaders to drive growth and profitability
  • Provide financial insight to the business in assessing risk and opportunities to achieve its financial commitments. This includes establishing insightful analytics and models that enable the business to see around corners or better anticipate the future.
  • Drive process improvement and automation to provide enhanced business analytics
  • Manage P&L and share insights at monthly / quarterly business reviews
  • Work closely with other members of the central and corporate finance team to ensure financial impacts of various business decisions are understood, aligned, and communicatedQualificationsYour Experience
    • Minimum of a four-year college degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field from an accredited university. MBA / Master s degree preferred
    • 7-10 years experience in jobs of increasing responsibility within Finance or Accounting
    • Diversity of experience and exposure to a wide range of complex business models.
    • Application SaaS and Software industry experience is strongly preferred
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Executive presence and excellent presentation skills, including the ability to effectively develop and concisely present financial plans to senior management
    • Ability to be both a leader and hands on doer with a proven track record of setting priorities, managing expectations, and delivering on commitmentsAdditional InformationThe 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.#LI-CT1Covid-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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