Analyst - Strategic Planning in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
    Financial Analyst
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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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 237 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.

A typical day for the Strategic Planning Analyst will include:

The Finance Analyst will be a key part of the Strategic Finance team, which works closely with executive team members in building out PayPal’s long-term plans and building business cases for new partnerships. The role will require that the individual:
• Build/maintain frameworks (models and reports) to analyse performance of the business, identify and commercialize opportunities.
• Provide support on company-wide long term planning by aligning with business regions and units on historical results and current forecasts
• Develop insights based on quantitative and qualitative research.
• Deep dive on key business, financial, merchant and consumer metrics to develop insights and strategy.
• Support improvements to processes and systems to streamline efficiency and organization
The individual will need to be a self-starter, have an inquiring mind, a proactive nature, business acumen and a fascination for discovering insights from consumer and merchant activity.
In order to develop actionable insights the individual will need to work with product, risk, operations, sales, relationship management and finance teams to determine the key metrics, but also to outline proposals for improvement.
The ideal candidate will be able to do more than merely report on the metrics. They will be able to collaborate and influence across the PayPal organization.

What does Success Look Like?  

  • Analytical - Thorough understanding and experience with customer data.
  • Strong Excel skills (including building financial models, pivot tables, functions, macros, charts) are a big plus. Knowledge of SQL and Essbase ideal but not a must
  • Strong finance, mathematics, and statistics knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret data and offer insight and recommendations into business opportunities.
  • Ability to proactively identify and develop insights which would be valuable to support the decision making for our merchant portfolio
  • Effective time-management and prioritization skills to manage workload.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, ability to build relationships internally and externally, interfacing at all levels
  • Thrives in an environment of continuous change and complexity
  • Results oriented, team player, fun, energetic personality, works well under pressure
  • Must be eager to learn, contribute and share knowledge – internally and externally

Bachelor’s Degree at a high-ranking institution and a degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. finance, economics, etc.) preferred but not a must

Progress towards CFA charter preferred but not a must

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.



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