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    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      September 18,2020
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    Sr. Tax Account Analyst

    Company Description

    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.

    Job Description

    What you'll be a part of:

    The Regional International Tax Analyst will be a part of the growing 10-member corporate tax team.

    Position includes working with a local tax team of 3-5 tax professionals focused on tax planning and compliance for international direct and indirect taxes.

    Duties include preparing International regional income tax compliance, global indirect tax compliance, and work in support center for US HQ tax initiatives including US tax reporting and compliance.

    Directly reporting to the Regional International Senior Tax Manager and indirectly reporting to HQ Tax Department.

    The Regional International Tax Analyst will have the following responsibilities:

    Job Description:

    • Prepare tax reporting and provision of international entities.
    • Ensure that Corporate Income Tax, Withholding Tax (WHT), and Value Added Tax (VAT) returns are prepared accurately and filed on a timely manner.
    • Work closely with the accounting team on the statutory financial statements.
    • Prepare foreign quarterly and yearly tax provisions and true ups.
    • Prepare quarterly / annual tax liability payments, tax estimates and arrange for on-time tax payments.
    • Prepare financial data and perform financial analysis and reports discrepancies.
    • Prepare Deferred Tax of International entities.
    • Assist in U.S. International compliance as necessary.
    • Assist in verifying Intercompany transactions and documentation.
    • Assist in executing and maintaining intercompany agreements.
    • Prepare timely updates on new tax laws and tax rates.
    • Prepare tax reconciliations.
    • Provide advice to business partners on WHT and other tax impacts.
    • Support international audits, projects and ad hoc tax projects.
    • Support continuous improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of functions and processes i.e. VAT/WHT process, use of Excel or macro for reports.
    • About 5% of time traveling regionally and to the US.


    Desired Skills and Experience

    The Regional International Tax Analyst will be a qualified tax professional with experience in preparing income tax compliance, inter-company transactions, indirect tax compliance, and experience in or desire to learn US GAAP reporting for income taxes.

    Specific requirements include:

    • Technical proficiency with principles of international direct and indirect taxation.
    • 4 to 8 years tax experience in Big 4 accounting firm or equivalent multinational corporate tax department is preferred.
    • 4yrs+ post qualified experience CPA / ACCA or relevant accounting/finance profession preferred.
    • Demonstrates high integrity and trustworthiness.
    • Must demonstrate strong English verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize in fast moving and complex situations.
    • Must have a flexible time schedule that allows regular overlap with international locations.
    • Strong analytical and computer (Excel) skills required.
    • Exhibits confidence in technical and business professionalism.
    • Team oriented and group contributor that facilitates collaboration.
    • Detail-oriented, motivated and a positive person.
    • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
    • Experience in a high technology/software environment helpful, but not required.
    • Experience with US GAAP accounting will be an advantage.
    • Experience with SAP helpful, but not required.

    Additional Information

    The Team

    Our Marketing team has an opportunity like no other in any industry: high-impact work and the chance to change the future of digital security, globally. Your hands will be in industry-leading content created in the face of rapidly growing threats: cyberattacks. Being in marketing at Palo Alto Networks means that you will be in the midst of the changes affecting our industry and helping our internal teams, customers, and partners address the ever-changing threats we all face on a day-to-day basis.

    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.

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