Full Job Description
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 the 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.
Palo Alto Networks is looking for a highly motivated Accounts Receivable Accountant who is excited to join a high growth Company. The ideal candidate must possess strong critical thinking and communication skills. This person will perform accounts receivable activities, contribute to drive external and internal customer service quality, and accounts receivable process efficiencies while working with key stakeholders, support initiatives, and participate in process improvements in a fast-paced environment. The position is a critical member of the Accounts Receivable team and a successful candidate will have previous related accounting experience and the ability to function effectively in a fast paced, high transaction processing environment.
Own monthly accounts receivable close procedures, including preparation of journal entries, GL reconciliations, uploading transactions to SAP, and close presentations
Prepare journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and flux analysis for month-end close
Perform accounts receivable analytics and trends to support monthly and quarterly reporting
Ensure compliance with SOX 404 key controls
Monitor non-standard billings to ensure proper invoicing and quantify month-close adjustment when needed
Prepare schedules to support external audit and internal team deliverables
Review order upload templates for SAP order creation to support post-acquisition billings of acquired companies
Support accounts receivable related system implementations and perform or review user acceptance testing
Assist with special projects and ad hoc requests as needed
Identify and collaborate with cross-functional business partners and third parties to implement best practices, automation and continuous process improvements
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or relative area with 3+ years experience or 6+ years of related experience in lieu of a degree (high tech company experience preferred)
3+ years of corporate M&A experience with a deep understanding of pre and post-acquisition accounting treatment
Experience with SAP ERP, Blackline, Clarizen, Concur, HighRadius, Salesforce are a plus
Experience with high technology clients in the Hardware, Software and/or SaaS space a plus
Familiarity with close processes, account reconciliation, and journal entry preparation
Critical thinker with a risk-based approach mindset and strong problem-solving skills
Ability to build relationships across multiple functions and implement new processes
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and execute with accuracy and efficiency
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills required
Proficiency in Google Suite a plus
Our Accounts Receivable team responds to external and internal requests daily, supports non-standard transactions and works cross-functionally with key stakeholders. The ideal candidate has a keen eye for detail, high level of accuracy, resourceful, organizational and time management skills. We partner closely with credit and collections, order fulfillment, revenue, and other operational stakeholders to ensure proper billings and provide solutions to our customers’ needs. If you have a passion for customer service, want to enhance your accounts receivable experience, and seek to be part of a team that is solving challenging problems – this is it.
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.
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