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Deputy Chief Accountant, PayPal Russia in Moscow at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/24/2021

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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 375 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 role is a valuable member of the PayPal Russian team in charge of many of the finance activities for the PayPal Russia regulated entity. The role reports to the Chief Accountant.

As part of the above expansion plans the PayPal Finance Group is seeking to hire an experienced Senior Accountant/Controller to provide leadership and expertise in the development of the Russian operations. The role will be first focused on Controlling of Accounting and Reporting.

With a solid understanding of accounting in the banking / payments industry, coupled with a thorough understanding of finance, this position will lead efforts to develop the financial reporting for PayPal Russia entity. The role is cross functional in scope, working very closely with teams (e.g. Technology, Compliance, RGR, Tax, Treasury, GEM, Legal, etc.) across EMEA region and PayPal's Global Headquarters in San Jose (US) and Singapore (APAC).

Your primary responsibility will be

Accounting & Reporting

  • Ensure that all Russian financial regulatory and statutory requirements are met and that accurate and timely reporting submitted.

  • Ensure that proper accounting books and records are maintained in local GAAP and that US GAAP adjustments are provided for consolidation purpose.

  • Ensure that local tax filing and payment requirements are complied with.

  • Ensure that appropriate finance controls and processes are in place for the PayPal Russia entity and provide assistance where necessary.

  • Act as local finance resource to assist the external and internal audits.

  • Participate in cross functional projects and support PayPal business and product expansion.

  • Monitoring the NBCI compliance with the regulatory financial requirements.

  • Responding to ad hoc requests from the regulators.

  • Gain a solid understanding of PayPal’s corporate and customer business transactions, accounting flows, controls and finance processes.

  • Gain a full understanding of PayPal’s regulatory obligations and provide adequate support to ensure adherence at all times. Contribute actively to Non Banking Credit Institution license application process.


  • Qualified accountant (ideally from a Big 4 and or banking background) with 10+ year professional experience, preferably in high growth multi-national companies and/or consumer banking (payments, credit cards).

  • Graduate degree: Masters (or equivalent) required.

  • Detailed knowledge of Russian banking environment including accounting, regulatory reporting, compliance, risk management and tax.

  • Strong working knowledge of Russian GAAP. US GAAP / IFRS are an advantage.

  • Strong working knowledge of the CBR accounting and reporting.

  • Strong working knowledge of the Tax accounting and reporting.

  • Experience with major ERP system required. SAP is an advantage.

  • Fluency in English and Russian is mandatory.

  • Advanced technical skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint is an advantage. 

  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Intense attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and deliver in a fast paced and dynamic environment with a high degree of personal accountability.

  • Act with integrity and trust. High ethical standards.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within cross functionally / remote teams.

  • Agile and comfortable in high growth environment. Ability to deliver results in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Ability to deal with ambiguity.

  • Good sense of humour and ability to create and maintain a balanced, positive work environment.

  • Some international travel will be involved (~5%)

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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