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.
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.
Become a member of the CFO Organization’s Transformation team at Palo Alto Networks! We are seeking a highly motivated Finance Transformation Analyst with a strong background in Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) processes who is excited to join a high growth, Company.
The role will provide the opportunity to work alongside FP&A Leadership to optimize the structure, improve forecasting accuracy, enhance governance, and build scalable solutions for future growth.
The ideal candidate must possess strong knowledge of the project lifecycle for Finance software Tableau / SAC / Anaplan, exceptional communication skills and a proven ability to deliver game changing business outcomes.
Collaborate with business organizations (Entity and Regional Controllers) to assist in the implementation of process improvements, automation, and continuous improvement projects.
Support FP&A-related system implementations
Identify and drive improvement and efficiency opportunities within current FP&A processes and solutions through current or future technology capabilities like Tableau, SAC, S / 4HANA, Analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Execute Finance Transformation projects, governance, and development of process documentation and training materials
Develop and execute system testing to properly account for FP&A functions (ncluding Tableau, SAP S / 4HANA, SAC, etc.)
Conduct multiple User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and post-launch validations to ensure seamless system implementation
Develop project updates and internal communication within the organization and present in cross-functional meetings by using data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making
Understand structural Governance of Master Data and its linkage to other drivers and attributes
Act to resolve issues prevent the team working effectively
Analyze complex ideas or point of view and build a range of practical and meaningful recommendations
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance or equivalent
5+ years of progressive experience managing projects and process improvements within the FP&A cycle with 2+ years experience with Finance Transformation related experience preferred
Core functional consultant / Subject Matter Expert on S / 4 HANA FICO areas
Good understanding of software development life cycle with expertise n Planning and Execution of User Acceptance Testing
Ability to build relationships across multiple functions, manage and implement new processes
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and execute with accuracy and efficiency
Proven extensive technical skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), as well as thorough abilities utilizing Google Suite
Experience with financial systems, SAC - SAP Analytics Cloud, Anaplan, S / 4HANA, SAP ERP ECC & RAR, BI, Blackline, Tableau, and SFDC preferred
Experience with high technology companies in the Hardware, Software and / or SaaS space is a plus