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Finance Operations Manager in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/30/2021

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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, this position will play a key role in providing financial leadership and counsel to senior leaders of the Global Marketing Team. This role will work closely with the Marketing leadership team to develop a full understanding of Company strategic priorities and partner with them to execute and improve financial planning, budgeting and reporting. The ideal candidate should have experience in Marketing finance and a proven track record of delivering excellent finance support and strong business partnership. We are looking for a finance superstar that works autonomously but in collaboration with teammates and business partners to:

  • Develop and execute the global budgeting exercise including plan consolidation, monthly forecasts, and reporting – in collaboration with senior management to understand and challenge inputs to improve accuracy and discipline.
  • Partner with Global Business leaders to deliver monthly forecasting processes and provide analytical fire power to drive long-term planning process
  • Finance global representative in Marketing Leadership forums to drive OPEX discussions around budget utilization
  • Lead and provide assessment of risks and opportunities to business leaders to drive sound financial decisions and positive impact to the business
  • Partner with Global Analytics on all OPEX related matters including reporting, analysis, opportunity assessment and other cross-functional activities
  • Actively liaison with Global Marketing Analytics to link customer and commercial outcomes with Spends and feed into appropriate forums
  • Partner with the Marketing Analytics team on Marketing mix and recommendation for Investments. Provide transparency on investment allocation and as well as ROI.
  • Support and streamline the financial process of partner integration costs and coordinate with the other finance teams and Sales Operation on process optimization
  • Support Global reporting, monitoring and education around business performance and financial management enabling quality decision making
  • Financial modeling and analysis including monthly management reporting with explanation of results, identification of trends in financial performance, and recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop an understanding of the Global strategic priorities, resource and headcount needs; partner with business and finance to execute and improve financial planning and budgeting
  • Lead Global month-end close, forecasting, reporting and annual budget planning for OPEX and headcount
  • In depth understanding of Marketing to define Global Marketing taxonomy to produce accurate reporting
  • Spear head monthly and quarterly operational reviews and business deep dives
  • 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
  • Financial Modeling and Planning, including trend and variance analysis

Job Requirements:

  • 12+ years of professional experience in a high growth technology company, fin tech preferred
  • 7yrs+ proven global stakeholder management experience required (external client management preferred)
  • 5 yrs+ hands on experience in designing high quality dashboards (Tableau, Alteryx, Excel Modelling)
  • 5yrs+ experience in data governance and financial modelling
  • 3yrs+ experience of working with Marketing department
  • 3yrs+ experience of working with Sales and/or Product department
  • Experienced leader with proven ability to influence senior management
  • Strong exposure of working in MNCs and experience in diverse countries/cultures preferred
  • Exposure in Management Consulting firms preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Masters Equivalent or advanced certification in Finance and or Analytics
  • 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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