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Finance Business Manager, Prisma Cloud Finance

Company: Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

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.

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 Description

Your Career

As part of the Prisma Cloud Financial Planning & Analysis team, working with the Prisma Cloud Sales & Product leadership teams, you will be responsible for the business reporting, identifying actionable trends and opportunities. You will support management reviews and the business planning process. In addition, you will be responsible for the shaping and reporting on the P&L.

Palo Alto Networks is looking for a finance professional to join its Prisma Cloud Finance team as a Finance Business Manager, Prisma Cloud Finance. We're looking for a self-starter with strong analytical skills, strong working knowledge/understanding of financial statements, an effective communicator, and a leader passionate for driving change in a dynamic fast-paced environment.

Your Impact

  • Creating and building detailed, drivers-based models to support our planning process
  • Developing visibility into resource allocation across products, theaters and functions to align with our corporate goals
  • Perform detailed financial & operational analysis and quarterly/annual forecast modeling, including operating expenses, headcount and capital, to accelerate business planning decisions
  • Contribute to and improve upon the planning, forecasting, and month-end close processes across the Prisma Cloud finance organization, utilizing internal financial forecast models, systems, and tools
  • Deliver monthly/quarterly quantitative and qualitative analyses of financial results including variances to plan, ensuring key issues, risks, and business drivers are understood and highlighted with actionable insights
  • Drive and provide support for ad-hoc strategic and financial analyses


Your Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Business/Finance/Accounting; advanced degree/MBA a plus
  • 7+ years related experience including familiarity with US GAAP and working knowledge/ understanding of financial statements; Management Consulting / Investment Banking experience a plus
  • Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills, with understanding of software/SaaS, appliances and/or internet industry business models.
  • Experience with and/or willingness to master various financial systems, including SAP, BPC, Tableau, and other BI tools
  • Strong team player, independent thinker, and communicator with high intellectual and emotional intelligence
  • Deadline-driven, organized, with willingness to adapt to the rapid business and organizational demands that result from a high-growth environment

Additional Information

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 a strong understanding of financial statements, strong financial modeling and analytical skills, 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.


Keywords: Palo Alto Networks Inc., Santa Clara , Finance Business Manager, Prisma Cloud Finance, Other , Santa Clara, California

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