Financial Analyst, Consumer Product in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/1/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Jose
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    Financial Analyst
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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 210 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.

We are looking for a highly motivated Financial Analyst to join the Global Consumer Product Finance team. In this position you will work directly with the product leaders of PayPal to build and manage product forecasts, conduct analysis on drivers of product performance and construct financial scenarios for strategic growth initiatives. An ideal candidate will demonstrate advanced financial modeling skills, offer a strategic perspective and strong business acumen.

  • Provide financial planning and analysis, including budgeting and forecasting for the product P&L to support successful business decision making
  • Collaborate with product leaders to build business cases on major new ventures, partnerships, and/or product growth drivers and validate their impact on the P&L
  • Define, track and analyze critical business / financial metrics for products and experiences across PayPal’s consumer portfolio
  • Partner with Finance and Product Analytics teams to size P&L impact of product changes and/or enhancements 
  • Manage headcount and operating expenses including budgeting, forecasting and reporting 


  • 3-5 years of related experience in finance, consulting or related areas
  • Bachelor’s degree from top-tier institution preferred
  • Experience in high growth / payment industry preferred
  • Strength in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and SQL are required 
  • Experience in SAP and/or equivalent financial sytems preferred

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas and communicate them in a straightforward manner is critical (both verbally and via e-mail / Powerpoint)
  • Highly accountable, with ability to independently lead and coordinate complex projects across multiple subject and functional areas
  • Experience building and maintaining complex financial models, developing and using financial modeling tools & financial statement construction
  • Must be proactive, resourceful, and demonstrate intellectual curiosity to anticipate business needs
  • Exhibit the highest standards of integrity and bring a positive attitude every day.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

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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