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Manager, Finance - Risk & Platforms in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/13/2020

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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 305 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 Risk Finance team is a key partner of the Risk and Platforms organization and is responsible for helping them meet business objectives and KPI goals by providing support for headcount management, budgeting and forecasting operating expense and analytical insights into transaction losses. We are also responsible for forecasting PayPal and its subsidiaries’ transaction losses accurately, monitoring risk performance across various segments globally, driving decisions on risk management, and enabling efficient investments by the company. Our team has grown rapidly, and we’re looking for a manager or a senior analyst to assume a leadership role in forecasting and reporting processes, establishing a reporting cadence and working with closely with the business leaders to help them allocate resources tightly to reduce operating expense while also minimizing transaction losses.

Job Responsibilities:

o   Lead the opex forecasting, budgeting and accounting close responsibilities for RRPS

o   Participate in financial modeling and forecasting of transaction losses for PayPal and its subsidiaries like Venmo, Xoom, and Braintree

o   Work closely with business leadership to support headcount optimization efforts leading to savings and greater effectiveness in the operation

o   Work cross functionally with Risk, Product, FP&A, and Controllership teams to manage transaction risks and drive transaction risk strategies to enable PayPal’s rapid growth 

o   Compile and communicate the monthly transaction loss results and drivers to partners in RRPS, DAMA and Controllership

o   Deliver monthly and quarterly financial close and forecast reports to finance and business leadership

o   Help in designing insightful financial reports and dashboards offering an end-to-end 'risk to financial metrics' perspective

o   Lead process improvement efforts to streamline financial planning processes for efficiency and accuracy

Success drivers:

o   Independent self-starter; Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and partner with different teams

o   Excellent verbal and written communication skills

o   Mine massive amount of data and perform large-scale data analysis to extract useful business insights

o   Identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations and influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating results to cross functional groups

o   Design and implement reporting dashboards that track key business metrics and financials 


o   MBA or equivalent degree with 2+ years of Financial Planning & Analysis experience

o   Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent with 3+ years of Financial Planning & Analysis experience

o   Experience in solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches (or equivalent)

o   MS Excel and Powerpoint expert

o   Financial Modeling & Financial Statement Analysis

o   Trend & Variance Analysis

o   Budget Formulation & Management, P&L and Cash Flow Forecasting

o   SAP / Hyperion / Tableau / Access/ BPC

o   Experience with SQL or other programming languages (Python, Java, and/or C++) a plus

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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