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Senior Analyst – Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting

Palo Alto Networks

With an internal culture of authenticity, collaboration, and innovation, Palo Alto Networks maintains continual vigilance and security for customers all over the world.

Company Description

Company & 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 Impact

 Palo Alto Networks is looking for a Senior Analyst to help drive Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting through the Company’s continued high pace growth. This person will be primarily responsible for several SEC reporting preparation and technical accounting projects 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.

Your role: 

  • Assist in preparing quarterly and annual filings with the SEC including drafting footnotes and MD&A, as well as reviewing XBRL tagging;
  • Perform benchmarking analysis over accounting and disclosure topics;
  • Prepare and manage data request list for the preparation of the quarterly and annual filings with the SEC;
  • Prepare reporting calendar based on the Company’s overall reporting timeline; 
  • Research accounting literature  around complex accounting topics, such as stock based compensation, convertible notes and internally developed software when needed;
  • Participate in the Company’s process improvement project with documentation of the current and the future work protocol;
  • Retain workpapers in an organized manner and ensure access controls


Your Experience

  • CA or MBA with bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 5 or more years of related experience in Accounting or FP&A in a large US MNC
  • Experience with SAP or large ERP systems or Workiva a plus
  • Knowledge of financial tools – Tableau, Salesforce, G-Suite/Excel
  • Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail as well as pride in quality documentation
  • 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
  • Ability to handle and manage large data sets to produce actionable business insights
  • Ability to manage multiple global initiatives concurrently, communicate effectively & meeting critical deliverable dates
  • Promote teamwork and collaboration
  • Energetic and positive

Additional Information

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 page and our diversity website

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and provide equal 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 applicable legally protected characteristics.


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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Palo Alto Networks

With an internal culture of authenticity, collaboration, and innovation, Palo Alto Networks maintains continual vigilance and security for customers all over the world.

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