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Senior Credit Accountant in Plymouth Meeting at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/9/2021

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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.

Lead Senior Accountant, based in Plymouth Meeting, PA, responsible for day-to-day execution of accounting operations across all of PayPal’s merchant and consumer credit programs.

  • Work with a high degree of initiative to identify and recommend process improvement opportunities to ensure all processes are scalable for Credit business’ rapid expansion.
  • Review and approve daily accounting activities, including review of daily deliverables to partnering bank, approval of SAP journal entries, and approval of wire transfers and ACHs.
  • Review daily and monthly general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Assist in month close and quarter close procedures, including ownership of month over month GL Account fluctuation analysis.
  • Develop and improve internal process documentation. Ability to analyze and walkthrough new or existing accounting processes from beginning to end and outline journal entries.
  • Assist manager in the oversight of day-to-day team operations and problem solving for team.
  • Work both independently and cooperatively to research, track and timely resolve outstanding GL account reconciling items.  Able to apply advanced research techniques to accurately identify the source of the reconciling items.  Collaborate with internal resources to escalate and resolve these differences. 
  • Lead special projects as they arise.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Three to Four years of successful work experience in public accounting (ideally Big 4).
    • Prior experience with financial service companies preferred.
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and reporting of financial data
  • Strong computer skills specifically moderate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables, v-lookups, and other advanced functions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate ideas and plans clearly and effectively with internal and external audiences

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