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Director of FP&A, M&A in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/6/2019

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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 267 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.

At PayPal, we create better ways for consumers and merchants to pay and get paid. Putting customers’ needs first, we’re redefining the payments category through product, marketing, and service delivery innovation. To support this mission, PayPal is seeking research analytics professionals to drive the Market Research team. Market Research team is accountable for guiding the Leadership & Stakeholders with actionable insights derived from Consumers and Merchants in Americas, EMEA and APAC across PayPal platforms. It supports PayPal’s executives by delivering world-class decision management solutions that provide insights on key business drivers, trends, and opportunities. The Manager, Market Research Analytics role reports directly to the Head of Market Research and is a high-impact position with global development of enterprise tools.

Responsibilities include building analytical foundations for scalable solutions that are essential to decision-making with internal business partners. The Manager will be responsible for leading the global cross-enterprise products including building essential tools to enrich customer understanding. The team’s mandate includes designing new performance management solutions as well as optimizing the global portfolio of existing solutions. The role requires strong strategic and analytical skills, and the ability to work with stakeholders across geographies, businesses and functions. Additionally, the role requires the ability to drive change and innovation, as the group’s scope and mandate expand.


  • This role would be the single point of contact for all M&A related financial forecasts, actuals, variance explanations etc.
  • Contribute insights and learnings of target company to deal team and PayPal executives
  • Requires building a strong partnership with the M&A team to and work closely on the deal models, provide them with FP&A support, context and insights during deal assessment and post close
  • Track progress toward achieving deal value drivers and work to maximize the success of each acquisition
  • Drive communications within Finance and across the M&A team, and follow through to make sure the various parties deliver on their commitments.
  • Build the foundation for institutional knowledge and scalability in the M&A finance responsibilities
  • Be the advocate for finance interests in all aspects of M&A
  • Ensure historical records are retained and archived as required
  • Build relationships with Finance and Accounting of acquired entities, determine and ensure proper home inside PayPal, or effective transitions
  • Provide the latest and most likely view of the minority investments portfolio to the central team
  • Drive communications within Finance and across the M&A team, and follow through to make sure the various parties deliver on their commitments.


  • 15+ years of finance experience with relevant experience in both FP&A and M&A finance  
  • Experience in high-growth companies, especially in the technology sector
  • Ability to manage large-scale projects across multiple functional areas, influencing stakeholders and driving results
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and produce quality results in a high pressure environment
  • Have a point of view and be willing to share
  • Passionate about team work
  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must
  • Self-starter, and ability to provide results in real time…must be proactive.
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Solution oriented
  • Positive attitude and professional pride
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must be multi-task oriented and able to work with frequent interruptions
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top tier institution with analytics foundation. MBA/MS is a plus.

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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