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Core Markets FP&A Analyst in Luxembourg at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/4/2020

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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 305 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.

The FP&A Analyst will support the planning and forecasting processes for PayPal’s Core Markets (North America, UK, Germany, Western Europe and Australia) revenue performance. This position will involve working with the Core Markets’ management team and wider FP&A team to produce weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, reviewing monthly forecasts, quarterly targets and annual budgets for the Core Markets’ regions. It will also require collaboration with different stakeholders to gather inputs, summarize insights and produce executive level presentations. Key focus will be to drive optimal decision making through financial modelling and quantitative analysis. The FP&A Analyst will be also supporting key Business strategic Initiatives in coordination with the regional/global strategy/Go to Market teams A successful candidate will be highly analytical and capable of interpreting trends. You should have excellent business and communication skills to be able to present and work with the wider FP&A team and business owners. The candidate will provide planning support while aiming at doing so in a scalable and efficient way. The candidate will report into the Head of FP&A - Core Markets and be part of Finance team based in Luxembourg

Core responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with Senior Management to develop a deep understanding of PayPal’s business across different PayPal’ regions & segments, managing monthly forecast processes, strategic planning process and drafting CEO & CFO Board presentations.
  • Provide detailed strategic insight into the dynamics of the differing parts of Core Markets’ business and deep dives to understand specific revenue driver trends.
  • Drive optimal decision making through insightful models and analytical tools & use of extensive financial and quantitative analysis, modelling, including revenue variance analyses.
  • Work with Core Market’s Senior Management and different FP&A team members to produce weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, produce analytical dashboards, review monthly forecasts, quarterly targets and annual budgets for the region.
  • Drive Core Markets FP&A analytics tools and process strategies, partnering with Core/international and global FP&A and technology teams.
  • Support ad-hoc analyses & projects at Core Markets & PP Inc. level

Education required:

Masters Degree or equivalent. MBA preferred.

Experience required:

  • Some experience already gained as Financial Analyst in a fast growing, medium/large company environment within the eCommerce or financial services sectors.
  • Experience in financial planning, modelling, forecasting/budgeting.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and challenging financial models.

Skills & Abilities required:

  • Detail-oriented, highly analytical individual who strives for excellence and that wants to be part of a great team.
  • Advanced financial, analytical and modelling skills.
  • Strong communication skills and experience distilling and presenting complex financial analyses into action-oriented recommendations.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills: able to work across organization & geographies and influence peers and more senior colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Good sense of humor and strong team spirit.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects/ results oriented.

Knowledge required:

  • Strong Excel and Power Point skills. Experience with database products (e.g. Essbase).
  • Some proficiency in SQL/Python/VBA would be an advantage
  • Fluent in English. Any other language of the region is more than welcome.

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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