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M&A Risk & Compliance Analyst in New York at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/8/2021

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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.

This role will report to the Director, Corporate Development Risk and Platforms and assist in the following areas: • Ensure Risk and Platforms subject matter expertise (e.g. AML/BSA, Privacy, Consumer Compliance, Credit Risk Oversight, Operational Risk, Regulatory Oversight, Safety and Security, etc.) is provided, as appropriate, in the development and evaluation of strategies and business decisions emanating from Corporate Development • Manage, participate and/or coordinate Risk and Platforms due diligence for potential M&A, partnerships and/or investment targets, and ensure appropriate risk and compliance expertise is provided throughout the process, as needed • Ensure tracking of key risks, dependencies and activities identified during deal due diligence are appropriately captured and accounted for in due diligence reports and knowledge shared during integration planning • Prepare and present due diligence reports, observations and recommendations to deal teams, and Risk and Platforms leadership, as appropriate • Formulate and document Risk and Platforms conditions to execute/close transactions, as needed, and validate recommendations with Director and Risk and Platforms leadership. • Participate in the integration planning process for Risk and Platforms involving the appropriate Risk and Platforms leaders and/or subject matter experts through deal closing and ensure a seamless transition into post-close integration management to appropriate Risk and Platforms functions (e.g. RCOs, PMO, etc.) • Facilitate transfer of knowledge between due diligence and integration teams • Synthesize and escalate significant diligence and integration risks to Director, Risk and Platforms leadership, and the Integration Management Office, as appropriate, and help develop remediation plans • Liaise with the overall Integration Management Office to communicate significant development and required actions to Risk and Platforms teams, as applicable • Assist in the development and maintain knowledge of M&A Diligence procedures, standards and/or playbook for Risk and Platforms, including syndication with Risk and Platforms leadership and their respective teams, as appropriate • Participate in various pitches/sales presentations from potential strategic targets and provide high level risk and compliance perspective • Participate in appropriate forums aimed at the identification and mitigation of strategic risks • Lead through influence, personal conviction, and sensitivity. Build trust and foster relationships with key stakeholders. Build impactful cross-functional relationships by promoting the “one team” concept in a variety of ways on a daily basis • Establish and maintain relationships with Corporate Development counterparts

This Analyst will need to build strong relationships with PayPal business partners and within the Risk and Platforms organization to be effectively positioned to understand, communicate and influence plans, results, issues, and outcomes.  This Analyst will work in a complex, fast-paced matrixed environment, replete with tight deliverable timeframes and multiple stakeholders, both internal and external.  This position is expected to act independently and demonstrate strong initiative.  The role requires a sense of urgency, passion for results, and personal accountability for achievement.

  • Ability to persuade, influence, and build trust with a broad spectrum of constituents across all levels
  • Possesses sound judgment, flexibility, and nimbleness in changing courses and solving problems swiftly
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Demonstrates ability to learn quickly and drive / achieve results
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills, including leadership and consensus building
  • Ability to work across multiple lines of business, leading large scale complex initiatives with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to operate and lead in ambiguous environments
  • Agile in navigating from current state to proposed solutions
  • Drives results in changing and ambiguous situations
  • Operates with strong integrity with the ability to handle projects of a sensitive and confidential nature
  • Possesses excellent analytical, problem solving, and critical/creative thinking skills
  • Establishes realistic short and long-term goals and objectives
  • Proven ability to operate simultaneously as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in development and selection of solutions
  • Ability to credibly challenge solutions and ensure timely escalation of issues and concerns as and when appropriate
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven and demonstrated leadership skills including relationship-building and collaboration skills with clear ability to influence, gain buy-in and negotiate with a diverse group of key business partners/stakeholders including senior management
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum
  • Knowledge of the financial services compliance and / or regulatory environment is preferred
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment in a context of profound cultural and industry change
  • Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, audit, legal or  operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk)
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer knowledge; excellent MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills

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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