Accountant - GL (Qualified CA)

Palo Alto Networks
May 26, 2024
Jun 01, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Organization Type
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 a Accountant to help drive financial accounting quality and efficiencies under robust internal controls through the Company's continued high pace growth. This person will be responsible for several accounting processes working with cross-functional teams to support projects and implement process improvements in a fast-paced environment.
Your Impact
- Prepares journal entries and ensures journals are supported with appropriate documentation and calculations, uploads, and parks journals in company SAP ERP software for various legal entities and countries across the US region
- Prepares account reconciliations monthly in Blackline, ensures all reconciliations are accurate and of high quality and appropriate back-up documentation is attached - Follows-up timely on resolving any reconciling items
- Assists and participates in the monthly financial close process and all related activities
- Shares suggestions for process improvements to increase efficiency and/or reduce risk and support execution of process improvements
- Assists in any additional and ad-hoc activities required by the US R2R team
- Excellent communication skills are key to ensure candidates can efficiently work together with NL team, likely daily/continued contacts are going to be required, by various communication channels like slack, zoom, email, etc.
- Support corporate accounting team in preparing audit schedules for internal and external audits
- Collaborate with external auditors for the area of work assigned
- Preparation of a limited number of analytics that will assist the US controller team in completing some of the more complex journals (e.g. F.03 FX clearing), and the monthly flux and close related reviews
Your Experience
- Qualified CA mandatory or equivalent military experience required
- 1+ years of experience in GL/RTR in a large US MNC
- Sound knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, and financial reporting
- Experience with SAP or large ERP systems a plus
- Experience with account reconciliations tools like Blackline a plus
- Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint
- Detail-oriented and efficient in processing transactions
- Ability to multitask, stay organized and prioritize deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Promotes teamwork and works well with others
- Energetic and positive attitude
The Team
We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo.
Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.
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.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. 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.
Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
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