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Finance Project Execution Office in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/30/2019

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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 277 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 Leader of the Finance Operation Model – Project Execution Office (PEO) will provide leadership, professional oversight and support of key initiatives derived from the Finance Operating Model strategic plan and team mission, to deliver solutions that promote efficiency, internal customer service and expense savings which follow statutory and regulatory requirements.

This position is a member of the Finance Operating Model leadership team and reports directly to the Senior Director – Finance Operating Model.  The Leader of the PEO will need to take charge of a project by independently working with the business (finance process owners) to understand their requirements, gather process data, do analysis and deliver the desired outcomes that will meets business needs. The ideal candidate has the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and translate business data into digestible information that improves corporate processes
The individual will be technically proficient in finance and/or accounting, analytical, possess the necessary drive, business and operational acumen, excellent written and verbal communication skills and be a confident and collaborative project management leader.

Primary responsibilities include:

 Project Execution and Project Management:

  • Strategic Input – Participate in the development of the Financial Operating Model strategy design and prioritization.
  • Drive outcomes – Primary responsibility for the execution of key initiatives within the scope of the Finance Operating Model team.  Understand the desired outcome of the initiatives and translate those into measureable steps and deliverables to ensure the desired benefits are realized.
  • Project Management – Project management and oversight of the initiatives with accountability for timeliness and alignment with objectives.
  • Governance – Ensure proper scoping, diligence, budget, project charter (when desired) and plan before and during project work.
  • Change management – Help transition from “build” to “run” for each of the key initiatives.  Encourage people and help them manage through change. 
  • Communication – Clear and timely communication across the organization on the status and benefits of past, current and future initiatives.
  • Develop People – Empower the PayPal team to identify challenges and suggest improvement opportunities, while continuing to develop and grow our people
  • Support CAO strategic goals - improve process efficiency and effectiveness. Drive process excellence through effective project management methodologies.

Secondary responsibilities include:

Process Design and Internal Control:

  • Prioritization –Develop a complete view of the process from the standpoint of the customer (internal and external customers), identifying what is (a) value added, (b) provides minimal value, but necessary and (c) no value activities.
  • Productivity – Increase and maximize team productivity by aligning/focusing team members efforts on key FOM priorities.  
  • Operational Measurement – Design and determine the best operational measurement for each of the key initiatives after launch.
  • Internal Controls – Ensure the effective and efficient design of operational and financial controls over processes, such as segregation of duties.  Further, document and validate business continuity and disaster recovery plans as well as ensure proper controls and standards over master data.

Requisite Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Accounting, Finance, or Business degree, or related curriculum.
  • Global Finance or Project Management experience with 8-10+ years relevant experience with experience Accounting/Controlling, Finance Operations, Finance Project Management or Finance System and Technology implementation projects.
  • Exposure to project management with key accounting cycles (e.g. - R2R, P2P, S2C) and use of SAP to support key financial reporting activities. 
  • Experience in working with business intelligence and reporting tools.
  • Strong analytical, planning, and problem solving aptitude
  • Ability to successfully partner with the stakeholders and functional managers within Finance and across PayPal Senior Management.
  • Exceptional communication skills and working with remote teams is critical to success.
  • Ability to lead and develop a team of direct reports.
  • Strong business acumen, problem solving, influencing skills and decision making adeptness.
  • Preferred experience in improving financial processes and reducing costs, while maintaining and improving quality.
  • Collaboration with a broad spectrum of team members and leaders within the organization to write, update and/or promote policy.
  • Proficient and creative in developing financial reporting, score carding and presentations
  • Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risk of issue presented; make recommendations and/or resolve the issue
  • Ability to set priorities, create project plans, and monitor progress towards goals/activities

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.