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Manager, Internal Audit Data Science in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/24/2022

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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 position will report directly to the Global Head of Internal Audit Data Science Solutions. The position will be responsible for supporting the Global Internal Audit Team through data driven test design, execution, and delivery of data/results to assist in audit assignments.

The position will be responsible for:  

  • Support of internal audit plan and global audit team with data science support across multiple time zones
  • Pro-actively developing and maintaining strategic partnerships within the Internal Audit team, the business and respective support areas across PayPal
  • Maintaining a holistic view of the IADSS function on value-add and risk-based methodology
  • Project management and implementation of data science initiatives for the Internal Audit team
  • Successfully handling large and challenging workloads on successive assignments
  • Demonstrating exemplary time managements skills and effectively multi-task to deliver multiple projects within time-frame constraints


The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 7+ years of External Audit or Internal Audit experience within a large and high growth company that provides financial products and services, and proven experience in data science and project management.


The successful candidate must possess:

  • SQL and Hadoop / Other Big Data skills
  • Be curious and inquisitive: passion for digging into data and uncovering meaningful insights
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions to complex projects
  • Be highly motivated, results-oriented self-starter, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and can deliver successful results with minimal guidance
  • Experience with Tableau or similar visualization tools
  • Excellent relationship and communication skills to build internal networks within the team and wider company
  • A team player with excellent time and project management skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at once  
  • A passion for understanding the unique PayPal community, along with a passion for understanding the online payments business
  • Ability to travel when required

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, execute and deliver data analytics testing in a meaningful manner to assist audit assignment testing
  • Develop and maintain constructive working relationships across the Global Internal Audit Team and audit stakeholders
  • Identify and deliver on value added services to the wider Internal Audit Team.


  • Financial Services Experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in automation data analytics
  • Experience using data analytics software such as Arbutus, ACL, or IDEA
  • Experience in RPA, AI and/or ML

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