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Sr FP&A Systems Analyst

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt 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.We re changing the nature of work. Palo Alto Networks is evolving to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we 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 Description

  • Reporting to the Manager, FP&A Systems and Transformation, the person in this role will own the SAP Analytics Cloud tool and will support critical FP&A processes, including budget, forecast, close, management reporting, etc
  • This role requires a keen attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced environment with many changing and competing priorities
  • As the admin of FP&A s planning and budgeting tool, the person in this role will be responsible for managing integration, consolidation, and refresh cycles in support of close, forecast and budget cycles, and will act as the first line of support for incoming requests and troubleshooting
  • In partnership with Palo Alto Networks broader FP&A team, this role will play a key role in developing standardized and scalable reporting solutions
  • The successful candidate will have systems focused experience used for planning and reporting (e.g. SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau, etc) in a corporate finance environment
  • The candidate will have a proven track record of partnership and delivering results and will be passionate about enabling financial processes, modeling, reporting, and analysis through BI technologies
  • Serve as administrator and expert user of SAP Analytics Cloud and act as primary point of contact for troubleshooting and support to the broader FP&A team
  • Maintain data integrity across systems to ensure the FP&A planning tool (SAP Analytics Cloud) is accurate for actuals, data hierarchies, cost centers, product codes, general ledger accounts, etc
  • Create reporting templates, input forms, dashboards, etc
  • Using source data to provide visualization to the end-user
  • Manage integration and refresh cycles that meet the users needs, with emphasis during the close and forecast cycles
  • Understand the FP&A team s current reporting system and identify and lead areas of improvement and simplification
  • Develop and support ongoing user training to ensure all functional users understand the application capabilities and leverage system capabilities to deliver the optimal user experience to the Finance team
  • Ad hoc modeling, analysis, and reporting, as requiredQualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Finance, Accounting, related field, or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum 2 years experience with financial systems (SAP Analytics Cloud, Hyperion Essbase, Anaplan or similar)
    • Basic accounting and finance knowledge
    • Excellent collaboration and communication skills with the ability to impart ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
    • Highly motivated and driven, a self-starter with keen attention to detail and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
    • Experience in requirements gathering and translating business requirements to technical stories, understanding of unit testing/QA/reconciliation, ability to build and demo proof of concept reports/models
    • Basic understanding of SQL (GCP, Oracle, other relational databases)
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Familiarity with data and systems governance processes
    • Passion for Data, BI and analytics to drive business value
    • Superb attention to detail and a strong commitment to data integrity. Ability to manage multiple deliverables and competing priorities
    • Comfortable working with ambiguity in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
    • Hungry and humble attitude, a personal growth and development mindset, and win as a team mentalityAdditional InformationOur CommitmentWe 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. To learn more about our culture and dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our .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.Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at more about the amazing work experience at Palo Alto Networks All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. #LI-MR1 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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