Director, Risk and Compliance Testing in Chandler at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

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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 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.

Head of Risk and Compliance Testing, Enterprise Risk & Compliance Program (Level 28) Position Summary: The Head of Enterprise Risk and Compliance Program is seeking a leader to drive the maturity of the current Risk and Compliance Testing Program. The Head of Enterprise Risk and Compliance Testing will manage a global team of risk and compliance testers in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering, Technology, Privacy, Information Security, Consumer Practices, Compliance and Operational risk for all PYPL product lines. This role requires deep expertise in risk and control testing programs with heavy focus on operational, compliance and technology risk. Qualified candidate will be a self-starter, with 8+ years of leadership and team management experience with specific focus on organizational change management and testing framework design. The candidate must have the ability to operate independently and manage multiple competing priorities with strict deadlines, and to provide advice, mentor and enhance team expertise, as well as a deep understanding of international risk management and compliance requirements. Experience in a complex global organization with specific focus on payments is preferred

Head of Risk and Compliance Testing, Enterprise Risk & Compliance Program (Level 28)

Position Summary: The Head of Enterprise Risk and Compliance Program is seeking a leader to drive the maturity of the current Risk and Compliance Testing Program. The Head of Enterprise Risk and Compliance Testing will manage a global team of risk and compliance testers in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering, Technology, Privacy, Information Security, Consumer Practices, Compliance and Operational risk for all PYPL product lines. This role requires deep expertise in risk and control testing programs with heavy focus on operational, compliance and technology risk. Qualified candidate will be a self-starter, with 8+ years of leadership and team management experience with specific focus on organizational change management and testing framework design. The candidate must have the ability to operate independently and manage multiple competing priorities with strict deadlines, and to provide advice, mentor and enhance team expertise, as well as a deep understanding of international risk management and compliance requirements. Experience in a complex global organization with specific focus on payments is preferred.

Key Accountabilities:

• Design and execute annual Testing Program.

• Manage a team of global testers with specific focus on testing the design and effectiveness of controls across the organizations in the areas of technology, information security, privacy, compliance and operational risk.

• Provide Guidance, Standards and Quality Control of testing workpapers and reports.

• Serve as the SME/point-of-contact for Testing Program globally to support the various legal entity requirements.

• Design and implement automated control testing to further enhance coverage and accuracy of testing program.  

• Create and maintain regular reporting of Program l testing results to be provided to Program leadership.

• Mentor and train existing testing team to advance understanding of risk and control environments.

• Communicate with Program process owners and SMEs to ensure testing results are disseminated to the appropriate decision makers in a timely manner.

Knowledge and Skills:

• Ability to self-manage and perform day-to-day responsibilities, prioritize tasks, and manage to deadlines without requiring oversight.

• Solutions oriented, takes initiative, and proactively addresses problems/issues that arise.

• Excels within a fast-paced environment by maintaining composure and demonstrating the ability to make sound decisions under pressure.

• Background/experience in Risk and Compliance Management and control testing.

• Ability to confidently interface with business, risk, and compliance stakeholders.

• Strong writing skills to document workpapers and monitoring and testing results.

• Excellent communication (both written and oral), leadership and interpersonal skills.

• Advanced analytical, cross-referencing, and deductive reasoning skills.

• Excellent project management and organizational skills.

• Demonstrates a high level of professional judgment, commitment, integrity, and teamwork.

• Ability to quickly adapt to internal policies, procedures, and systems.

• Knowledge and understanding of all basic Microsoft Office and computer applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.

Education and Experience:

• 10+ years of experience in testing and/or audit.

• Knowledge and experience in Enterprise Risk Management.

• Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of financial services risk management is required.


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