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Project Manager - Finance Op Model 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 Finance Operating Model’s objective is to: • Understand the strategic direction set by Finance Leadership and use considerable judgment to determine the best solutions to deliver on those objectives; • Understand the connection points across Finance Functions and ensure that meaningful progress is being made in all areas of prioritization; • Provide oversight and leadership to project teams engaged in the delivery of a wide range of Operating Model initiatives; • Provide support to Finance Leadership in development of initiatives and building strong relationships within Finance; • Maintain an understanding of advancements in regulations, technology and innovations impacting the Finance Operating Model

Key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Input – Participate in the development of the Financial Operating Model strategy design and prioritization with a focus on full understanding of the target process model.
  • Drive outcomes –Understand the desired outcome of the initiatives and translate those into operational processes (e.g., role definitions, process mapping, etc.) and technical model (manual vs automated).
  • Project Execution – Assist the project management team in delivering on key initiatives as a member or advisor.  Assist in change management and create tactical plans and documentation to move from “build” to “run”.  Create process mapping, policies and procedures appropriate for each initiative.
  • Operational Measurement – Design and determine the best operational measurement for each of the key initiatives after launch.
  • Internal Controls – Ensure the effective and efficient design of operational and financial controls over processes, such as segregation of duties.  Further, document and validate business continuity and disaster recovery plans as well as ensure proper controls and standards over master data.
  • Develop People – Develop our staff and leaders to transition into new ways of doing things.  Empower the PayPal team to identify challenges and suggest improvement opportunities, while continuing to develop and grow our people

Requisite Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Accounting, Finance, or Business degree, or related curriculum.
  • 6-10+ years of relevant experience in Finance Operations, Finance Systems and Process reengineering projects and Internal Controls
  • Experience in improving financial processes and reducing costs, while maintaining and improving quality
  • Experience with Finance SAP systems or in the areas of Procure-to-Pay / Record-to-Report. 
  • Experience in working with business intelligence and reporting tools.
  • Strong analytical, planning, and problem solving aptitude
  • Ability to successfully partner with the stakeholders and functional managers within Finance and across PayPal Senior Management.
  • Exceptional communication skills and working with remote teams is critical to success.
  • Strong motivation and self-starting initiative is required.
  • Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner
  • Strong business acumen, problem solving, influencing skills and decision-making adeptness.
  • Collaboration with a broad spectrum of team members and leaders within the organization to write, update and/or promote policy.
  • Proficient and creative in developing financial reporting, score carding and presentations
  • Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risk of issue presented; make recommendations and/or resolve the issue
  • Ability to set priorities, create project plans, and monitor progress towards goals/activities

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