Senior Manager, Ecosystems Finance

    • PaloAlto Networks
  • Posted 51 days ago | Updated 3 hours ago


On Site
USD 147,400.00 - 238,600.00 per year
Full Time


Palo Alto
Problem solving
Analytical skill
Organizational structure
Return on investment
Investment management
Financial modeling
Operational excellence
Computer science
Work ethic
Financial software
Business intelligence
Cyber security
Cloud computing
Google Tag Manager (GTM)
Microsoft Excel

Job Details


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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking for an experienced finance professional to join its Ecosystems Finance team as a Senior Finance Manager. You will provide business insight and financial support to the SVP, Chief Partnerships Officer, who owns the governance, strategy, and global programs for our various Routes-to-Market, including via channel partners, global system integrators, cloud service providers, managed security service providers, and technology alliances.

A successful candidate is a self-starter with strong analytical skills, an effective communicator, and a leader passionate for driving change in a dynamic fast-paced environment.

Your Impact

  • Be a trusted finance partner to the Partnerships leadership team and drive execution of their business priorities
  • Build cross-functional partnerships and lead through influence to help solve complex interdisciplinary problems on behalf of the business - Navigate across matrixed org structure and engage with senior executives across Finance, Theater, and Product teams to do so
  • Develop RTM (route-to-market) metrics and publish financial packages for enhanced business performance visibility on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Ensure prudence and financial rigor / ROI analysis on program funds management, channel and partner incentives and rebates, contractual arrangements with partners, and in opex and headcount management
  • Lead the monthly/quarterly close process, focusing on data and insights that will help advance our channel, global system integrator, cloud service provider, and managed service provider routes-to-markets and partnerships from a top-line bookings perspective, as well as the management of headcount and spend for the Partnerships org
  • Financial business support including budgeting, forecasting, reporting, financial modeling and analysis, and annual planning for Ecosystems
  • Lead strategic projects, including projects that require E2E operationalization of partner incentives and rebates programs
  • Improve operational excellence through identification and execution of initiatives that create efficiency, remove obstacles, or create improved processes and approaches to the business - This includes identifying ways in which tools can be built and deployed to improve workflows to drive automation, efficiency and increased accuracy
  • Collaborate as well as mentor colleagues in India, as we build our offshore muscle

Your Experience

  • Bachelors in an analytical field (e.g. Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field) - advanced degree/MBA preferred. Big 4 accounting experience or strategy consulting, a plus or equivalent military experience required
  • 8+ years of professional experience, well-versed in Sales Finance, FP&A, or Channels - Familiarity with GTM, channel/ alliance/ ecosystems organization and partner programs mandatory
  • A high degree of intelligence, natural curiosity, and a strong work ethic - Healthy impatience for change - Willingness to ask the tough questions and ensure business partner agreement on complex decision points
  • Resolve complex business issues, ability to move beyond reporting to synthesis and insight
  • Deadline-driven, organized, and able to multi-task with the willingness to adapt to the rapid business and organizational demands that result from a high-growth environment
  • Ability to manage competing priorities with strong focus on delivering high quality results
  • Exceptional analytical and financial modeling abilities, adept at conducting ad hoc analysis and extracting valuable business insights - Power Excel user who is comfortable with large data sets
  • Effective presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex topics in a distilled manner
  • Experience with and/or willingness to master various financial systems, including SAC, SAP, Tableau, Anaplan, and other BI tools

The Team

You have a passion for numbers, our organization has a passion for cybersecurity. You're looking for a career with a more fulfilling mission. Our department works with numbers and large volumes of data daily, building and maintaining 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. 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 .

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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $147,400/yr to $238,600/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here .


Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.