Finance Business Manager, Strata Finance (NGFW, CDSS)

  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Accounting & Finance

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

Do you have strong financial analysis experience supporting a software sales team and the ability to drive strategic insights?  Looking to make a difference in a high growth business environment?

As part of the Strata Finance team, working with the Sales,  Product Management, Engineering and Marketing teams, you will be responsible for the business reporting, identifying actionable trends  and opportunities for the Hardware product line. 

We are looking for a self-starter with strong analytical skills, an effective communicator, and a leader passionate for driving change in a dynamic fast-paced environment – all-in-one.  This individual will report to the Finance Director, Product.

Your Impact

  • Develop financial models with business partners  to support our forecasting and planning processes.

  • Provide actionable insights on business drivers like discounting, deal sizes, sales productivity, renewal rate, adoption rate, and LTV:CAC

  • Partner with Sales, R&D, Finance, and Operations to shape growth and profitability initiatives.

  • Collaborate within Finance on process, reporting improvements, deliverables and data integrity.  

  • Develop SaaS measurements and processes for management reporting.

  • Deliver & streamline executive reporting on top-line and expenses leveraging SFDC, Tableau & Google Sheets.

  • Execute on requests from business partners, corporate FP&A, accounting, and other cross-functional teams.



Your Experience  

  • Bachelor’s in business administration, Finance, Economics, or equivalent.  

  • 3-6+ years of experience in financial  analysis and developing business cases

  • 2-3 years experience in data reporting with BI tools such as Tableau

  • Strong understanding of SAAS metrics, sales processes and supporting functions.

  • Advanced Excel skills and experience with CRM, planning, and ERP systems such as SFDC, SAP, BPC, and Tableau

  • Self-starter, ability to collaborative in a fast paced environment to drive closure

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Additional Information

The Team

You have a passion for numbers, our organization has a passion for cybersecurity. Are you 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 exceptional skills in financial modeling and analytics 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 [email protected]

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.


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



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