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Director of Finance, Japan in Tokyo at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/26/2021

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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 392 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.

A typical day for the Director, Head of Finance Japan will include: • Leading the planning and forecasting for PayPal Japan and work with the Japan management team and the FP&A International team members to produce weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports, review monthly forecasts, quarterly targets, and annual budgets for the region. • Crafting and owning the Japan revenue performance storyline including being able to communicate it strategically and influentially to Senior Executives on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, incl. monthly Operating Reviews. • Supporting the local GEM team to ensure regulatory compliance within Japan. Areas of support include but are not limited to management to statutory P&L reconciliation, Board Reporting, ad hoc communication to the Board of Directors, BEAR, Risk Framework, and reporting. • Driving optimal decision making through extensive financial and quantitative analysis, including P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Net Present Value modelling. • Partnering with Business Unit management to regularly identify and evaluate financial issues and business opportunities. • Partnering with the Japan Sales team to set quarterly/yearly sales targets and to report sales performance monthly to Senior Leadership. • Supporting the local sales teams and regional pricing teams in commercial deal structuring and other pricing related projects e.g., benchmarking, pricing playbooks, pricing initiatives. • Surfacing insights and providing P&L and planning support as we grow the business while aiming at doing so in a scalable and efficient way.

What does Success Look Like?  

  • Partnering with regional Japan Management team to provide detailed strategic insight into the dynamics of the differing parts of the Japan business (merchant services, and new business opportunities) and deep dives to analyze specific trends and recommend associated actions.

  • Working with local Management team and finance/analytics partners to build the financial planning (strategic 3-year plan, annual budget, and monthly forecasts) for the Japan market.

  • Partnering with Japan Sales team in defining sales targets for the region and in reporting progress to senior management on a weekly/monthly basis

  • Partnering with BU leaders on preparing and reviewing investment proposals, validating Opex requirements and in ensuring optimal resource allocation and achievement of financial targets.

  • Driving optimal decision making through insightful models and analytical tools & use of extensive financial and quantitative analysis, including P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Net Present Value modeling.

  • Participating in specific ad-hoc projects by partnering with Regional FP&A team members and Regional Senior Management.

About You  

  • Gained experience as Senior Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Senior FP&A Manager, FP&A Director, ideally in a fast growing, medium/large company environment within the eCommerce or financial services sectors.

  • Demonstrate experience in driving forecast and budget processes in highly matrixed environment.

  • Demonstrate experience in building and challenging financial models.

  • Strong communication skills and experience distilling and presenting complex financial analyses into action-oriented recommendations.

  • Detail-oriented, highly analytical individual who strives for excellence and that wants to be part of a great team.

  • High energy and a true desire to understand the drivers of the business.

  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional / multicultural environment while juggling multiple responsibilities.

  • Ability to effectively manage projects and being results oriented.

  • Strong Excel and Power Point skills. Experience with database products (i.e. Essbase, Microstrategy, SQL).

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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