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Manager, Finance Controllership in Singapore, Singapore at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/22/2021

Job Snapshot

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.

The Finance Manager is a key member of the International Controllership team, responsible for maintaining and driving controllership rigor and discipline and ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance for SEA entities in the International region. This role reports to the Singapore Finance Manager and is based in Singapore International HQ. This position will work closely with treasury operations and hedging and forecast team to analyze FX exposure for the entity and review the hedge position and collaterals recorded in the entity.

Accounting and Financial governance

  • Preparation of monthly financial reports and analytics to support a structured risk-based monthly financial review
  • Work closely with shared services team to ensure transactions are recorded in compliance with US GAAP & IFFRS
  • Ensure regular review of account reconciliations including follow up and closure of open items
  • Ensure timely completion of statutory audits for all entities
  • Review business processes to improve/ strengthen internal controls and track remediation of control deficiencies.

FX and hedge accounting review

  • Work closely with treasury accounting COE to analyze the FX exposure on books and ensure the Economic hedges and Balance sheet Hedges are booked correctly.
  • Preparing monthly dashboard to track and explain impact of currency movements v/s Economic Hedges on local entity books.
  • Facilitate proper analysis of foreign operations transactions and financial statements denominated in foreign currencies.

Support business team on new products

  • Playing the role of a key stakeholder providing inputs during the build phase. Ensuring sustainable processes and controls are setup to support new product introduction in local markets.
  • Playing a key role in the GEM – Entity Management team to ensure new regulations and changes are incorporated and operationalized in a timely manner to support growth

Key Internal and External Contacts

  • HQ Financial systems group and accounting group
  • International Shared Services group
  • Direct and Indirect tax teams
  • International Controllership team
  • Business FP&A and marketing teams
  • External auditors

Qualifications/Experience/Skills /Competencies

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited university
  • CPA or CA qualification preferred
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
  • 4-5 years of relevant experience in accounting
  • Experience with audit procedures and SOX compliance requirements
  • Prior working experience in a Big4 audit firm preferred
  • Prior working experience in local Thailand companies preferred
  • Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office software tools, especially advanced MS excel skills


  • Strong English speaking and writing skills
  • Some knowledge in indirect tax, corporate income tax and transfer pricing
  • Good business partnering skills working with various people across different organizations both internal as well as external
  • Able to drive changes to improve processes


  • Experience of working in industry within a regulated environment
  • Experience in banking and financial services industry
  • Interest in e-commerce
  • Familiar with use of SAP system and BW tools

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