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Director - Finance Internal Controls in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/2/2020

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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 Internal Controls Leader will lead and support the Finance Organization’s adoption and monitoring of key management policies that included but are not limited to; Issue and Incident Management, Policies and Procedures, Data Governance, Model Risk Management and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. In addition, the Internal Control team may support process and controls work associated with key initiatives across Finance, including identifying optimization opportunities, prioritizing deliverables to meet timelines efficiently, adapting to changes in priorities quickly, managing multiple initiatives simultaneously to drive projects to completion and delivering quality materials under tight deadlines. The successful candidate will be experienced in working in a matrixed environment at a global organization, have good attention to detail, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and will set the example for effective collaboration. Day to day responsibilities include: • Drive timely issue resolution and remediation that includes root cause based solutions • Advise internal finance partners on the expectations of risk management policies • Identify and advise opportunities to strengthen existing controls including opportunities for finance automation. • Re-engineer and transform business processes, including documentation of current state and future state processes • Ensure sound security and controls are designed, documented, implemented and operationalized • Ensure monitoring, escalation and appropriate mitigation of identified risk exposures • Maintain governance, risk and controls systems of record • Facilitate meetings with all levels of management • Develop and manage stakeholder relationships • Manage the execution of Treasury Operations Controls

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8-10+ years of finance, internal control, finance systems and/or audit experience with a global finance insituation, global technology company, accounting firm and/or in an internal audit role within the technology or financial services industry.
  • Bachelor's degree; accounting degree
  • Professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc. preferred
  • Continuous Improvement training and certification such as Six Sigma preferred
  • Sound knowledge of financial, information technology and operational internal control standards, including SOX, COSO and COBIT

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to drive high levels of productivity of team members
  • Ability to deliver executive level updates, and determine when to escalate to management and identify the right stakeholders for decision making
  • Proven experience identifying, evaluating and managing risk and collaborating to drive issue resolution in partnership with key stakeholders
  • Critically analyze and assess the adequacy of internal controls and opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and customer service oriented attitude and mindset for interactions with internal business partners
  • Ability to work globally and cross-functionally to lead change in a fast paced environment
  • Well-developed sense of urgency and follow through
  • Affinity for a high-performance, project-oriented work environment
  • Team oriented individual and self-starter who excels at learning new processes and business functions
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills with a strong ability to clearly communicate via PowerPoint documents and present information to all levels of management

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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