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Senior Manager-Finance Operating Model in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/20/2020

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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 Finance Operating Model (FOM) is responsible for identifying strategic finance-wide projects, providing critical program management, delivering process automations, improving internal controls, and institutionalizing project cost/benefit analysis, tracking, and reporting. This role is a high visibility role that requires the ability to lead or provide meaningful participation to several activities including information gathering, gap analysis, planning, valuation, and benefits analysis. Key focus for the role is on prioritization within the finance project portfolio, creating meaningful analysis to drive decisions about initiatives, and capacity planning to ensure balanced utilization of resources. The ability to work collaboratively with different business unit leads and subject matter experts is required.

The responsibilities of the FOM Senior Manager include:

  • Proactive partnership across finance to develop prioritization of finance projects that enable key operational capabilities and efficiencies
  • Align with key stakeholders on balanced, multi-year roadmap for key finance projects
  • Expand roadmaps across finance and partner to derive insights
  • Introduce capacity planning for finance projects and initiatives and develop insights into future support decisions
  • Oversee Target Operating Model activities to create desired-state Finance organization
  • Identify cost saving opportunities
  • Effectively partner with business leaders to develop business cases and review charters that account for timelines, budgeting and resource needs, as well as clear articulation of project benefits
  • Provide recommendations of project funding based on evaluation of project proposals
  • Identification of automation opportunities embedded within finance projects

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Finance or Business degree preferred.
  • Professional certification or equivalent experience highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience participating in large-scale planning and transformation activities in global organizations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate ideas in presentations.
  • Executive presence with ability to effectively work with all types of roles and functions in the organization.
  • Mindset to proactively engage and evaluate (and drive resolution of) transformational opportunities for the finance organization.
  • Analytic ability to see around corners and proactively identify and report on risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Ability to lead and drive execution of plans through influence where you do not have direct authority.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders while navigating complex decision points and driving engagement on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated organizational agility and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with matrix reporting structure.
  • Able to take initiative and work independently, however, collaboration, as part of a uniquely qualified team is required. 

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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