Senior Manager, Business Operations (Unit 42) in Boston, Massachusetts
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.
Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of 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.
The Senior Manager, Business Operations will work closely with the Director, Global Consulting Operations, Vice President, Global Consulting Operations and key stakeholders in finance, accounting, sales operations and GTM teams. The role will manage a team of three to five direct reports and will contribute directly to the success of the Unit 42 business and operations. This person will report directly to the Director, Global Consulting Operations.
We need a person who has a proven track record as a doer; someone who can collaborate cross-functionally on tight deadlines and with limited resources. The ideal candidate is organized, an effective communicator, and thrives on driving results in a dynamic fast-paced environment.
Directly manage and lead a team of three to five direct reports and support their career progression within Unit 42
Manage projects / initiatives to solve challenging issues by working with stakeholders across teams, managing communications, overseeing milestones, and helping deliver outcomes
Review and understand contractual agreements between the Company, clients, and external vendors
Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), possess knowledge of general ledgers, and how revenue works within an organization
Enhance operational rigor across the organization, identifying gaps and developing scalable solutions to problems
Support the operational rhythm of the Unit 42 organization, including strategic planning and cross-functional teams
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field of study
Five plus years of relevant work experience in business operations or finance
Three to five years of professional experience working in a Law Firm and/or Management Consulting organization with direct people management experience.
Cyber-security industry experience highly preferred
Direct experience with SalesForce and SAP required; experience with Clarizen a plus
Sound understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices.
Analytical mind with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
Proven ability to work autonomously, prioritize projects, solve problems requiring meticulous attention to detail, multitask, and communicate with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and diplomacy and communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed
The desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing, and constantly adapting security firm wearing multiple hats
Unit 42 Consulting is Palo Alto Network's security advisory team. Our vision is to create a more secure digital world by providing the highest quality incident response, risk management, and digital forensic services to clients of all sizes. Our team is composed of recognized experts and incident responders with deep technical expertise and experience in investigations, data breach response, digital forensics, and information security. With a highly successful track record of delivering mission-critical cybersecurity solutions, we are experienced in working quickly to provide an effective incident response, attack readiness, and remediation plans with a focus on providing long-term support to improve our clients’ security posture.
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.
Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work 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.
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The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer, the starting salary (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) is expected to be between $91,400/yr - $134,400/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here. (http://benefits.paloaltonetworks.com/)
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