IT Manager, Fintech (SAC) - REMOTE at Palo Alto Networks

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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. 

We’re changing the nature of work. Palo Alto Networks is evolving 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.

Job Description

Role Overview:

As the IT Manager, FinTech (SAC) you will own and manage the Finance application (SAP Analytics Cloud - SAC). Using your experience in SAC, you are expected to develop system solutions and provide solutions for the Finance business function. You will be partnering with cross-functional teams both on IT and business functions to drive process automation, efficiency, scalability and consistency to support business growth. In addition, you will also drive project delivery, enhancement prioritization across various finance priorities delivering high business value and in the process foster great partnerships. By partnering with key stakeholders across the finance and other cross functional organizations, applying leading practices, help transform the finance business function to adopt new technologies and drive to be the best in class.

Your Impact

  • Develop SAP Analytics Cloud roadmap, manage deadlines and deliver projects on time with high quality
  • Develop functional / technical specification documents and design best in class technical solution to support analytical/reporting activities utilizing SAC
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional team to develop integrated SAC solution to support business processes, executing project deliverables, with an emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency
  • Help drive our Finance digital transformation Product roadmap, drive automation, scalability and efficiency
  • Use data to discover opportunities, track product performance and support decision-making
  • Collaborate across teams. We win or lose as a team. Play a critical role in creating alignment across the cross-functional Leadership team
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently. Coordinate product release communications and drive transformational change for the Sales workforce
  • Possess an acute sense of urgency and is able to resolve project issues and roadblocks throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Prepare technical implementation and testing in close collaboration with Sales Operations partner in an agile setup
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, by creating products that will make a profound impact on the user


Your Experience 

  • Hands on and deep technical understanding of SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Familiarity with SAC as a planning tool, creating planning data models and working with categories actual, budget, planning, forecast, rolling forecast
  • Min of 10 years of experience required in SAP Analytical/Reporting work streams 
  • Familiarity with analytic applications and analytic designer, screen layout, widgets, custom scripts JavaScript
  • Extensive experience in data modeling and preparing datasets, merging, appending, custom hierarchies, custom calculations, groupings, formatting values, data wrangling, dimensions and measures
  • Strong finance and cross functional business process, focussed on FP&A
  • Ability to work closely with Process Owners and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to interact and influence variety of users including process stakeholders, drive adoption of SAC tool across the organization
  • Highly data-driven with a commitment to drive business outcome and value realization
  • Experience in Scrum related activities, including sprints and client demos. Knowledge of leading multiple projects, workstreams, and Kanban boards in Jira.
  • Experience in Agile principles: Focus on the business need; Deliver on time; Never compromise quality; Build incrementally from firm foundations; Develop iteratively; Communicate continuously and clearly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to chair change management sessions

Additional Information

Our Commitment

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 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.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]

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.

More Information on Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Santa Clara, CA and Plano, TX. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005. It has 10190 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 437 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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