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Finance Analyst in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/26/2021

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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 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.

As a member of PayPal’s Marketing Finance team based in San Jose, this position will play a key role in providing financial leadership and counsel to senior leaders of the Global Marketing Team including VP’s and other senior leaders. This role will work closely with the Marketing leadership team to develop a full understanding of the organizations’ strategic priorities and partner with them to execute and improve financial planning, budgeting and reporting.


  • Develop an understanding of the teams’ strategic priorities, resource and headcount needs; partner with business and finance to execute and improve financial planning and budgeting
  • Lead end to end month-end close, forecasting, reporting and annual budget planning for OPEX, Contra revenue and headcount
  • Gain deep understanding of Marketing taxonomy
  • Monitor expense and headcount plan vs actual, and provide analysis/recommendation for business partners
  • Spearhead monthly and quarterly operational reviews and business deep dives
  • Partner with Business leaders to deliver monthly forecasting processes and provide analytical fire power to long-term planning process
  • Provide assessment of risks and opportunities to business leaders to drive sound financial decisions and positive impact to the business
  • Support and streamline the financial process of partner integration costs and coordinate with the other finance teams and Sales Operation on process optimization
  • Partner with the Marketing Analytics team on Marketing mix and recommendation for Investments. Provide transparency on investment allocation and as well as ROI.
  • Maintain and optimize existing OPEX processes to improve efficiency
  • Ensure strict adherence to corporate policies and GAAP regulations
  • Ad-hoc analysis & projects as needed to support business needs and decision making
  • Drive FP&A analytics tools, process & automation strategies, partnering with global FP&A/Analytics and technology teams

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related
  • 8+ years of professional experience in a high growth technology company, fin tech preferred
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced dynamic environment and manage multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to craft influential presentation and summarize findings and recommendations
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and maneuvering through organizational hierarchies
  • Strong candidates will have MS Excel & Powerpoint expertise and working experience with SAP/Oracle systems. 

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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