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Veterans Preferred - Sr. Manager, Special Projects / Strategic Finance

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. 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.Job DescriptionYour CareerPalo Alto Networks recently announced it's Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Security segment ("ClaiSec"), which includes our Prisma Cortex, Cortex, and Security Services speedboats and is designed for continued hypergrowth. To support ClaiSec, we are building out our ClaiSec Finance organization, which includes various Finance teams that partner closely with the three ClaiSec speedboat businesses and Speedboat Finance CFOs as well as the broader Company, on a wide range of topics ranging from Go-to-Market planning, to Product Strategy, to confidential special projects. Concurrently, wearing multiple hats as part Finance P&L owners, part strategic thought-partners, and part operating ninjas for the Business, ClaiSec Finance drives both near-term and long-term impact.Palo Alto Networks recently announced it's Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Security segment ("ClaiSec"), which includes our Prisma Cortex, Cortex, and Security Services speedboats and is designed for continued hypergrowth. To support ClaiSec, we are building out our ClaiSec Finance organization, which includes various Finance teams that partner closely with the three ClaiSec speedboat businesses and Speedboat Finance CFOs as well as the broader Company, on a wide range of topics ranging from Go-to-Market planning, to Product Strategy, to confidential special projects. Concurrently, wearing multiple hats as part Finance P&L owners, part strategic thought-partners, and part operating ninjas for the Business, ClaiSec Finance drives both near-term and long-term impact.Specifically, ClaiSec Finance is looking for an experienced finance professional to join the team as a Senior Finance Manager, ClaiSec Strategic Finance / Special Projects. We're looking for a self-starter with strong analytical skills, an effective communicator, and a leader passionate for driving change in a dynamic fast-paced environment - all-in-one.The ideal candidate will be a problem-solver and advisor at heart. We are looking for someone with solid business judgement and experience tackling complex business issues. Identifying a comprehensive framework, gathering evidence and building a lucid narrative are skills critical to success in this role. Flexibility and quick thinking are essential, as you would be expected to build analyses and marshal resources in a dynamic environment to address novel business questions.This is a solid foundation for finance leaders with opportunities for career growth and personal development. If you want to be part of a team of trustworthy advisors that is looked upon to make informed and persuasive recommendations to the C-level suite, apply today.Your ImpactPartnering with business owners within Product/R&D, Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Finance, Operations, and People to deep dive into different parts of the business and map goals back to key metricsDeveloping visibility into resource allocation across products, theaters and functions to align with our corporate goalsBenchmarking and driving improvements in operational metricsProviding necessary leadership on fast-moving, complicated projects and act as the primary point of contact for managementGathering and analyzing large amounts of information quickly in order to problem solve and drive decision-making effectively by developing compelling, insightful recommendationsChange management processes with large cross-functional teams and influence decision-making QualificationsYour ExperienceBachelor degree in Economics/Finance, MBA or equivalent-experience preferred7+ or more years related experience showing strong career progressionInvestment banking/management consulting/private equity experience strongly preferredExcellent analytical and financial modeling skills, with understanding of software/SaaS, appliances and/or internet industry business modelsCapable of seamlessly moving from the big picture to the details and backStrong team player with effective communication skills and high EQ with proven effectiveness in influencing and building alignment with senior managementComfortable working with high level guidance and independently building working action planExperience with and/or a willingness to master various financial systems, including SAP, BPC, Tableau, and other BI toolsPossess intellectual curiosity and willingness and ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational demands that result from a high-growth environment Additional InformationThe TeamYou're looking for career with a more fulfilling mission. We have open positions to top talent seeking a challenge. Our finance department performs deep analyses to understand the business and inform the strategic direction of the company. The ideal candidate has exceptional leadership skills, knowledge of financial modeling, business acumen and an innovative mindset to approach 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 challenge with a world-wide impact - this is it.Our CommitmentWe'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 [email protected] .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#CT1

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