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Accounting Manager, M&A Integration in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. 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.

The Global Record to Report (R2R) team is part of the core cross-functional team that supports PayPal’s M&A activity led by the Corporate Development team. The Global R2R team has an exciting opportunity to help develop and build a scalable M&A integration process. This role is a high visibility role that requires an understanding of US GAAP principles and accounting operations to drive post-acquisition GL integration efforts for our global R2R functions.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Partner with the local/target team and global R2R general ledger (GL) functions to manage and prepare the initial GL accounting for strategic and other non-recurring transactions (e.g. acquisition integration, divestiture support, special projects, etc.).
  • Act as a representative and ambassador for PayPal’s global R2R GL functions in discussions with potential acquires local/target accounting team for GL accounting operation matters
  • Understand the local/target’s financial control environment, financial statements and business operations of the acquired entities to drive post-acquisition integration. Set forth and execute a roadmap to integrate financial systems with the goal of transitioning ongoing oversight of the fully-integrated acquired entities to our global R2R functions and regional controllers. Activities include the following:
    • Work with teams across PayPal to develop detail GL accounting operations integration plans and integration budgets.
    • Communicate with teams across PayPal and local/target team to socialize, validate, and refine integration plans
    • Drive the end-to-end efforts to execute on a GL integration plan which is repeatable and scalable by working with and through functional teams to prioritize and deliver outcomes
    • Identify and resolve major cross-functional issues and risks where possible. Predict problems and solve them before they impact teams.
    • Provide regular updates to the leadership team on progress, key decisions, and major risks/issues that need to be resolved
  • Assists the global R2R GL functions in identifying and prioritizing continuous process improvement across the finance function and use cases for finance process automation.
  • Facilitate retrospectives to extract lessons learned from various functions and workstreams at critical junctures of the GL integration phases. Maintain and update the M&A post acquisition integration playbook based on best practices and lessons learned. Develop KPI’s to measure outcomes of post-integration activities.  

An ideal candidate for this role would possess the following skills/experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to distill and communicate complex accounting concepts to others within the organization up to and including the senior executive level.
  • Proficiency with US GAAP accounting application (specific experience with Financial Reporting, Foreign Currencies, Goodwill/Intangibles, Investments, ERP systems etc. is a plus)
  • Proficiency with General Ledger (GL) accounting close requirements, core financial processes (order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, record-to-report, etc.) and potential impacts associated with merger integration activities.
  • Organization skills and the ability to manage multiple transactions simultaneously
  • Detail oriented, customer-focused, and have a reputation for getting things done. Moreover, you love operating in a dynamic and demanding environment, think critically, act quickly, and partner naturally. Good judgment and team building skills are coveted. 
  • At least 5 years of accounting operations experience.
  • Big 4 experience a plus
  • CPA preferred
  • Comfortable working with diverse teams in multiple locations.
  • Ability to influence where you do not have direct authority through strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

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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