Audit Associate in Chandler at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

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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 254 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.

PayPal is currently recruiting an Audit Associate, Internal Audit to be based in Timonium, MD and he/she will be part of the global Internal Audit team.

Key responsibilities for an Audit Associate include:

  • Executing audit assignments with the emphasis on the Americas business, drafting audit issues for review by audit management, facilitating issue tracking and validate closure of issues;
  • Utilizing internal audit best practice tools and processes to evaluate Compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and enterprise standards;
  • Completing all work assigned on a timely basis, including ad hoc projects and special investigations;
  • Evaluating test results: accurately identifying symptoms, root cause, problems, and alternative controls;
  • Pro-actively developing and maintaining professional working relationships with colleagues, the business, and respective support areas and working in an integrated manner with fellow team members both locally and globally;
  • Effectively communicating the results of audit work;
  • Capable of operating in a fast pace, diverse and matrixed environment while managing multiple assignments;
  • Detail oriented and capable of clearly and concisely documenting work papers, issue statements, and audit reports. Developing and maintaining broad risk & controls experience;
  • Keeping current on business/industry changes and their effect on the business, audit plan/approach and risk assessments.

About you:

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 2 to 5 years of External Audit, Internal Audit or Regulatory experience. Industry experience must be from a recognized credit institution and would ideally be within a large and high growth company that provides a variety of financial products and services. Big 4 public accounting experience would be acceptable experience. This candidate should have proven experience in evaluating internal controls or compliance programs. Working experience with regulatory bodies is also recommended.

  • Detail-oriented, deadline driven, self-directed and organized individual;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of any other language is a plus.
  • Proven ability to excel in a multi-tasking environment;
  • Able to understand risk and control concepts;
  • Analytical & problem solving skills;
  • Experience working in a regulated environment preferred;
  • Ability to travel – up to 25%;
  • CPA, CFE, CAMS, or CIA preferred;
  • Innovative mindset and ability to develop ideas seeking ways to add value to the Global Audit team and the business.

What does success look like?

  • Executing a range of internal audit projects from the planning and fieldwork through reporting;      
  • Supporting the Americas portfolio team and the broader PayPal audit Teams;               
  • Developing and maintaining constructive working relationships with clients at all levels from management through to Executives;
  • Identifying and delivering on value added services to the client;
  • Providing clients with strategic and operational solutions to their needs;

Highly desired skills include:

  • Big 4 and/or Financial Services/Regulatory experience; 
  • Experience using audit data repository, work paper documentation, risk assessment tools such as TeamMate

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.