Financial Controller Analyst - Intern in Luxembourg at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

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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 286 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 internship will allow the intern to be part of the Luxembourg Finance team, overseeing activities of the PayPal EU headquarter entity. The role will be focused on developing financial controls and analysis to support PayPal Finance team in ensuring integrity, accuracy and consistency of results. The intern will participate in day to day finance operations, learn to organize, coordinate and document reviews and processes with various accounting stakeholders. The intern will also have a possibility to support new PayPal products and M&A integrations, in a complex, payment processing, environment. The person will support budgeting, forecasting and reporting activities. The internship is based in Luxembourg and will be 6 months.

Financial Control

  • Assist in strengthening PayPal control framework by developing additional controls, analytical reviews over various accounting processes
  • Own and coordinate monthly review meetings with various finance stakeholders
  • Identify and extract accurate data to prepare management reporting and other teams finance related questions
  • Perform risk assessments, identify improvements required in the control and risk management framework and ensure improvements are made in an effective, sustainable, way and documented according to PayPal’s best practices
  • Monitor KPIs and KRIs to drive the performance of the operations
  • Perform monthly and ad-hoc business reviews over PayPal products


  • Assist in maintaining a forecast for PayPal’s main European entity
  • Collaborate with business teams, to review submitted spent requests in accordance to PayPal Best Practices

Business expansion

  • Assist in reviewing and assessing new products implementations with product and business teams
  • Support preparation end to end finance documentation for new products implementation


  • University Degree finalized or at the final year (Masters preferred)
  • English is mandatory; any other EU language is an advantage
  • Has accounting basics (IFRS and US GAAP knowledge) and quickly understand new concepts
  • SQL skills would be considered a strong asset
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ambitious, willing to learn and go extra step to resolve encountered problems
  • High level of energy and creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in a fast growth environment  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Sense of humour

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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