CFO Cortex

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.

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking for an experienced individual to lead Finance for our Cortex offerings, as the CFO Cortex. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, strategic thinker, great communicator, and enjoys collaborating with people with a diverse set of talents in a dynamic fast-paced environment.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the CFO Cortex is primarily responsible for directing and executing the financial strategy for the Cortex set of product offerings. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the future direction and growth of Palo Alto Networks by acting as CFO for this fast-growing set of security offerings. The preferred candidate will be an experienced Finance executive focused on strategy and execution.

Your Impact

  • Own and drive the financial strategy for the Cortex product portfolio
  • Anticipate future business needs and implement strategies to support rapid growth
  • Understand key performance indicators and monitor them carefully, redirecting resources as appropriate to deliver planned outcomes
  • Manage the forecasting and planning processes for Cortex, including developing a long-term financial model to project performance into the future
  • Continuously assess business performance, evaluate risks, and recommend initiatives to improve results
  • Anticipate capital needs, and ensure appropriate level of planning and management is in place to realize ROI objectives
  • Combine tactical and strategic skills to become a trusted business partner to the executive team and functional organizations including Sales, Marketing, R&D and Customer Success
  • Involve finance in every key decision in the business to infuse the organization with a fact-based and data-driven mentality

Your Experience

  • Bachelor’s in business administration, Finance, Economics, or equivalent (e.g., CPA, MBA) strongly preferred
  • 15+ years experience in Finance, with experience leading FP&A teams
  • 10+ years of relevant Executive managerial/people manager experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and/or in a matrixed organizational structure
  • Experience driving performance improvement initiatives, influencing outcomes and getting buy-in from senior executives
  • Exceptional presentation/leadership skills, concise and fluent in communication

The Team

You have a passion for numbers, our organization has a real passion for cybersecurity. You’re 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.. If you’re seeking a financial challenge but with a worldwide impact – this is it.

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.

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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.

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