Head of Internal Audit EMEA in Luxembourg at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/16/2018

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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 237 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 position will be based in Luxembourg and report directly to the Head of Global Compliance, EMEA and APAC Audit of PayPal. The position will be responsible for supporting the Global Internal Audit Plan with an emphasis on audits in EMEA.

A typical day for the Head of Internal Audit will include:

  • Execution of the internal audit plan.
  • Leading risk assessment activities, developing the audit plan, presenting the audit plan to the Audit Committee(s) and other stakeholders, conducting business monitoring and the overall implementation of group audit methodology.
  • Directing audit assignments in the EMEA portfolio, approving draft audit issues and reports from audit management, facilitating issues’ tracking and validate closure of issues.
  • Evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls relating to all relevant risks in accordance with our audit methodology and the established risk assessment framework.
  • Acting as business partner to the Second Line of Defense (Risk, Compliance, information Security).
  • Pro-actively developing and maintaining professional working relationships with colleagues, the business and respective support areas and working in an integrated manner with fellow team members both locally and globally.
  • Directing completion of EMEA team’s work assigned on a timely basis, including ad hoc projects and special investigations. Developing and maintaining broad regulatory experience.
  • Keeping current on business/industry changes and their effect on the business, audit plan/approach and risk assessments.
  • Applying PayPal's people and performance management policies, practices and procedures and proactively mentoring and developing direct reports, informal mentees, and other less experienced team members.

What does Success Look Like?  

  • Direct the EMEA audit team during all phases of the audit engagement from the planning and execution through to reporting and issue tracking.                    
  • Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with clients at all levels from management through to Executives, Audit Committees, and Boards.
  • Identify and deliver on value added services to the clients.
  • Provide clients with strategic and operational solutions to their needs.
  • Support the internal audit strategies and methodologies for the EMEA region.

About You:

  • You should have relevant years of External Audit, Internal Audit or experience in Control functions (Risk Mgmt., Compliance) within a large and high growth company that provides financial products and services, and proven experience in evaluating internal controls or compliance programs.
  • You have a working knowledge of relevant regulations, including EU financial services’ governance and anti-money laundering.
  • You have experience in evaluating controls across multiple jurisdictions in a global financial organization.
  • You have excellent relationship and communication skills to build internal networks within the team and wider firm, and the ability to clearly articulate business risks and controls at the senior management and executive level.
  • You have excellent client relationship skills.
  • You have a proactive approach in managing engagements and seeking ways to add value.
  • You are a team player with excellent time and project management skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Have excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with regulators and the regulatory exam process.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time.

You Might Also

  • Be certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • Have Big 4 or Financial Services Experience   
  • Have experience using audit data repository, work paper documentation, risk assessment tools such as TeamMate      

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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