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UK FP&A Manager in London, England, United Kingdom at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/22/2021

Job Snapshot

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 FP&A Manager will be a key member of the UK Finance team, reporting to the UK FP&A Director. The role is UK based, in our offices in Richmond, Surrey. Core responsibilities include financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, and deep financial analysis with a business focus. The 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 activities. In order to develop actionable insights, the individual will need to collaborate and influence across a wide array of stakeholders (product, risk, sales, operations, finance…).

UK FP&A Manager

Overview:

The FP&A Manager will be a key member of the UK Finance team, reporting to the UK FP&A Director. The role is UK based, in our offices in Richmond, Surrey.  Core responsibilities include financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, and deep financial analysis with a business focus. The 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 activities. In order to develop actionable insights, the individual will need to collaborate and influence across a wide array of stakeholders (product, risk, sales, operations, finance…).

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of PayPal’s business across different products, segments, and verticals (industries).

  • Drive optimal decision making through insightful models and analytical tools & use of extensive financial and quantitative analysis, including revenue variance analysis.

  • Support the Central Core FP&A team during monthly forecast and annual budget cycles

  • Produce weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and business reviews

  • Drive actionable insights based on quantitative and qualitative research as well as deep dives into key business, financial, merchant and consumer metrics in order to highlight new opportunities and identify gaps or risks to the business.

  • Partner closely with the Sales teams to build and review business cases, quantify impact of new initiatives and coordinate the monthly sales pipeline forecast.

  • Collaborate with UK Management Team and various business units on key projects and outline strategic and tactical recommendations.

  • Build and deliver executive level presentations to influence decision makers.

  • Support Finance process and system improvements, partnering with global FP&A/Analytics and technology teams, to streamline efficiency.

  • Support the UK FP&A Director in coordinating and producing financial performance deep-dives at UK and Core Markets level.

  • Participate in specific ad-hoc projects by partnering with Regional FP&A team members

Education required:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with a 2:1 degree (Finance, Mathematics, Economics or related quantitative discipline).

  • CIMA/ACA qualified preferred or equivalent professional experience

Experience required:

  • Experience gained as a Senior Financial Analyst, (Senior) Finance Manager, Senior FP&A Analyst, (Senior) FP&A Manager, ideally in a fast growing, medium/large company environment within the eCommerce or financial services sectors.

  • Demonstrated experience in driving forecast and budget processes in a highly matrixed environment as well as building and challenging financial models.

Skills & Abilities required:

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills: able to work across organization & geographies, while influencing peers and more senior colleagues.

  • Strong communication skills and experience distilling and presenting complex financial analyses into action-oriented recommendations.

  • Detail-oriented, highly analytical individual who strives for excellence and wants to be part of a great team.

  • Ability to proactively identify and develop insights which would be valuable to support the decision making

  • High energy and a true desire to understand the drivers of the business.

  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional / multicultural environment while juggling multiple responsibilities.

  • Ability to effectively manage projects / results oriented.

  • Excellent Excel and Power Point skills. Experience with database products (i.e. Essbase, SQL) and/or CRM tools (Salesforce.com) would be an advantage.

  • Fluent 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 world wide through charitable giving or donation of time.

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.


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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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