Palo Alto Networks FP&A System / Process Analyst in Bengaluru, India
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.
Palo Alto Networks is looking for a Senior Analyst to help drive Financial Planning & Analysis through the Company’s continued high pace growth. This person will be responsible for several planning & analysis processes working with cross-functional teams to support month end close process as per a strict timeline, projects and implement process improvements in a fast-paced environment.
Work closely with the Entity and Regional Controllers to ensure adequacy of Accruals with associated back up at the month end and quarter end
Help analyze the Journals posted and reduce the number of Non Standard Journals
Automate where possible, the calculation and posting of Accruals
Tracking and forecasting expense line items and headcount
Partner with business to develop long - range goals, annual budgets, and monthly forecasts
Prepare the monthly / quarterly forecast file and explain the variances ( vis a vis Actuals and Budgets) and upload into the system
Gather and analyze data to solve problems and evaluate scenarios and support decision making
Interpret results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation to complex data analysis
Provide insight on the goals, forecasts, and financial performance of individual business areas
Interpret financial and operational performance to identify business risks and opportunities
Improve financial status by analyzing results, trends, and variances & recommend actions
Communicate effectively with team and business partners to build relationships and present actionable and insightful recommendations
CA or MBA with bachelor’s degree in accounting
5 or more years of related experience in FP&A in a large US MNC
Experience with SAP or large ERP systems a plus
Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint
Critical Thinking: Ability to look at the numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on the findings
Thorough working knowledge of finance, basic accounting, and business analysis
Independently and proactively analyze financial information and develop solutions to complex problems
Ability to multitask, stay organized and prioritize deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Promote teamwork and collaboration
Energetic and positive
We’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 dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks (https://www.facebook.com/pg/LifeatPaloAltoNetworks) page and our diversity website (https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/company/about-us/inclusion-diversity) .
Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work 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.
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