Sr Manager, SOX PMO in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 286 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. 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.

Summary: The Senior Manager - SOX Compliance is responsible for overseeing the Company’s compliance with all rules and regulations including requirements under the Sarbanes Oxley Act. This position will lead risk assessments and manage all documentation related to the Company’s system of internal control. The Senior Manager – SOX Compliance will provide recommendations to improve/enhance the internal control environment for financial reporting and reports that allow the organization to certify compliance.

  • Identifies risk and performs risk assessment in the Company’s key transaction cycles with an emphasis on financial reporting and information technology processes.
  • Reviews the mapping of controls and financial statement assertions.
  • Evaluates areas of risk by applying appropriate control frameworks (e.g., COSO, COBIT)
  • Manages internal control documentation and performs management duties, including planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and following up on the work of team members; provides expertise on auditing standards, regulatory requirements and other performance criteria.
  • Coordinates with external auditors as well as other key stakeholders on the execution of plans approved by the Audit Committee regarding ongoing testing of controls.
  • Works with the appropriate business owners to coordinate the completion of the analysis of the controls of the service providers and that the required controls are in place as outlined by the service providers or by the appropriate accounting standards
  • Develops and maintains productive relationships with members of the Executive Management team.
  • Prepares written updates and reports and communicates the results effectively.
  • Partners with the business to design and execute resolution plans for testing discrepancies.
  • Reviews internal controls documentation and identifies key controls as business processes are changed.
  • Plans, assigns and supervises the daily activity and work of all resources; effectively manages and develops staff.
  • Performs supervisory responsibilities by overseeing the work of junior team members and management testers to complete the work within program timelines. 

Keys to Success:

The Senior Manager - SOX Compliance should possess the following traits:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action.
  • High standard of ethics discipline and professionalism.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Audit Board (formerly SOXHUB) SOX compliance software experience preferred

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 10+ year of relevant experience, including Process and Information Technology auditing required, with a strong background in internal control reviews
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent education requirements.
  • Professional Credentials: CPA, CISA, MIIA and/or CIA certifications
  • Recent position as an Auditor of Public Companies in a Big Four accounting firm or equivalent experience as an Internal Audit or SOX program leader in a public company environment
  • Broad range of progressive achievement in auditing process, application and IT-related infrastructure controls
  • Financial reporting or public company auditing experience that included development, evaluation and testing systems of internal control
  • Understanding of internal control frameworks (COSO)
  • Understanding of the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Familiarity with PCAOB requirements related to internal control documentation
  • Financial services industry experience preferred
  • Experience with public companies preferred

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

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



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