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Accounting Analyst 2 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/3/2022

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

The primary function of this position is to utilize and support various accounting systems to ensure activity is posted accurately and timely to the PayPal general ledger. This position will work collaboratively with Product Development, Business Operations, Global Operations, Accounting, and Systems to determine root cause and resolution of issues.

1.    Ensure daily reconciliation jobs and tasks are completed according the assigned SLAs. 
2.    Work with Omaha Accounting managers to identify and prioritize open production issues.
3.    Identify process flows to determine impacted functional groups to identify stakeholders for issue resolution. 
4.    Perform root cause analysis across multiple environments to determine the source of the issue.
5.    Develop and maintain metrics to measure time to resolution and performance against agreed upon SLAs.
6.    Other duties and special projects as assigned.

1.    Perform at a Meets or Exceeds expectations level for all specific duties outlined above.
2.    Demonstrate a solid understanding of PayPal’s business products, transactions, systems and related accounting process flows. Understand the accounting implications from the transaction level, to the reconciliation level and then up to the general ledger of various money movement accounts.
3.    Demonstrate a high level of job discretion.  Performance is evaluated against the ability to adhere to the PayPal values and behaviors including exercising good judgment, demonstrating a desire and ability to make good decisions, displaying a heightened level of accountability, demonstrating a sense of responsibility, confidentiality and professionalism.
4.    Maintain the highest level of teamwork, by incorporating a positive attitude, being supportive in words and actions, embodying the core values of PayPal and communicating appropriately with all levels both within the existing team and anyone outside the direct reporting structure.
5.    Maintain a high level of commitment, which includes more than just performing accountabilities, as assigned.  This includes requesting additional responsibilities, volunteering for special projects, identifying oneself as a go-to individual, displaying flexibility with change and a passion for the product and company.

A.  Education
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, MIS, or a related field preferred.
Additional experience can be substituted for education.
    B.  Experience
1.    3+ years relevant work experience in operations or accounting within the payments industry
2.    Experience working with research and/or reconciling software
3.    Experience working with cross –functional and international teams.
4.    Proficient in Microsoft Office products

C.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.    Strong analytical, research, problem solving and evaluative thinking skills.
2.    Ability to understand and evaluate end to end processes. 
3.    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, with the ability to manage a variety of tasks. 
4.    Well-developed sense of urgency and follow through. 
5.    Energy and desire to thrive in a fast-paced organization; ability to handle multiple projects under pressure.  
6.    Ability to work flexible hours
7.    Strong communication skills - including ability to listen to the needs of others and comprehend complex matters, articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, and present findings as well as recommendations in both oral and written presentations. 
8.    Ability to learn and adapt to new product flows and software technologies.
9.    Team-oriented approach – can effectively lead a project or participate as an effective team member as well as work cross-functionally with other organizations.  
10.    Ability to adhere to the highest ethical standards including honesty, integrity. 
11.    Strong sense of dedication to the Company and the team.

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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