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Senior Accountant in Conshohocken at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

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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 267 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.

Lead Senior Accountant, based in Conshohocken, PA, responsible for day-to-day execution of accounting operations across all of PayPal’s merchant and consumer credit programs.

  • Work with a high degree of initiative to identify and recommend process improvement opportunities to ensure all processes are scalable for Credit business’ rapid expansion.
  • Review and approve daily accounting activities, including review of daily deliverables to partnering bank, approval of SAP journal entries, and approval of wire transfers and ACHs.
  • Review daily and monthly general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Assist in month close and quarter close procedures, including ownership of month over month GL Account fluctuation analysis.
  • Develop and improve internal process documentation. Ability to analyze and walkthrough new or existing accounting processes from beginning to end and outline journal entries.
  • Assist manager in the oversight of day-to-day team operations and problem solving for team.
  • Work both independently and cooperatively to research, track and timely resolve outstanding GL account reconciling items.  Able to apply advanced research techniques to accurately identify the source of the reconciling items.  Collaborate with internal resources to escalate and resolve these differences. 
  • Lead special projects as they arise.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Two to three years of successful work experience in public accounting (ideally Big 4).
    • Prior experience with financial service companies preferred.
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and reporting of financial data
  • Strong computer skills specifically moderate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables, v-lookups, and other advanced functions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate ideas and plans clearly and effectively with internal and external audiences

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.