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M&A Finance Senior Accountant in Draper at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/4/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Draper
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/4/2021
  • Job ID:
    R0071521

Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

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 M&A Finance team is part of the core cross-functional team that supports PayPal’s M&A activity led by Corporate Development.  The M&A Finance team is primarily responsible for financial due diligence and analysis for all acquisitions and minority investments, as well as coordination of integration activities performed by other M&A Finance workstreams including Tax, Treasury, Business Unit Finance, and Finance Systems. 

The M&A Finance Accountant role within this team is responsible for driving and managing acquisition activities as it relates to all components of the Finance organization under the CFO.  This role is a high visibility role that requires the ability to lead several process workstreams through explorations, gap analysis, integration planning, execution, and problem solving.  The ability to work collaboratively with workstream leads and subject matter experts to arrive at risk-based approaches related to tactical execution steps is required.

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

  • Support Month End Close process for organic and inorganic initiatives
  • Familiarity with financial systems, corresponding financial data management to support global expansion, entity dissolution and acquisitions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • PMO/Organization skills and the ability to manage multiple workstreams simultaneously
  • Mindset to proactively engage and evaluate (and drive resolution of) potential conflicts between various Finance and non-Finance functions
  • Experience in finance/accounting and ability to discuss accounting topics with others in the organization
  • Analytical mindset that focuses on risk evaluation and mitigation
  • Ability to lead and drive execution of plans and strong interpersonal skills
  • Exposure to navigating complex decision points in order to ensure stakeholder buy-in
  • Comfort with problem solving and creative solutioning
  • 3+ years of accounting/finance experience.
  • Big 4 experience a plus; CPA preferred
  • Comfortable working with diverse teams in multiple locations

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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.

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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