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Senior FP&A Analyst, SEU/NEU in Luxembourg - Boulevard Royal at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/14/2021

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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.

The Senior FP&A Analyst will be a key member of the SEU/NEU (Southern & Northern Europe) Financial Planning & Analysis team and will report into the FP&A Senior Manager. The role is based in Luxembourg. The Senior FP&A Analyst will drive key weekly and monthly FP&A cadences focused on performance review, variance analysis and forecasting, while aiming to do so in a scalable and efficient way. Further, the role is also expected to drive actionable insights and optimal decision making primarily aimed at positively impacting revenue. To develop these insights, the individual will need to collaborate and influence across a wide array of stakeholders (sales, operations, finance, product, etc.). A successful candidate will be highly analytical, have an enquiring mind, a proactive/self-starter nature, commercial acumen and a desire for discovering insights from consumer and merchant activity. This role requires quantitative analysis of large data sets, financial modelling, collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders and creation of executive level presentations.

Senior FP&A Analyst, SEU/NEU

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of PayPal’s business across different segments, verticals and regions.
  • Support weekly and monthly SEU/NEU FP&A cadences with performance reviews, variance analysis and deep dives.
  • Review and communicate performance against defined targets. Regularly perform variance and sensitivity analyses on (daily/weekly/monthly) revenue performance.
  • Partner closely with Sales teams and Business Units to discover commercial opportunities. Influence decision makers with data-driven recommendations and executive level presentations.
  • Optimize and automate recurring processes towards efficient and scalable solutions.
  • Build new and develop existing frameworks (models and reports) to analyze and keep track of SEU/NEU business performance.
  • Support the Central Core FP&A team during monthly forecast and annual budget cycles.
  • Participate in specific ad-hoc projects by partnering with Regional FP&A team members.

Education required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Mathematics, Economics or related quantitative discipline.

Experience required:

  • Experience gained as a (Senior) Financial Analyst, (Senior) FP&A Analyst, (Senior) Business Analyst, (Senior) Insights & Analytics Analyst, ideally in a fast growing, medium/large company environment within the eCommerce or financial services sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and challenging financial models, guiding business decisions.

Skills & Abilities required:

  • Ability to work across functions, organization & geographies and influence peers and more senior colleagues.
  • Strong communication skills and experience distilling and presenting complex financial analyses into action-oriented recommendations.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of working with large customer and transactional datasets and true desire to understand the drivers of the business.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects/results oriented.
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills. Experience with database products (i.e. Essbase, SQL) and/or CRM tools ( would be an advantage
  • Fluency in English. Any other language of the region is more than welcome.

What we offer:

  • A supportive and diverse environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn.
  • Flexible working.
  • Attractive compensation and benefits.
  • Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations.
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • A socially innovative company that helps communities worldwide through charitable giving or donation of time.

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