SOX PMO IT Manager in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/23/2018

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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 244 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 SOX IT Manager will be responsible for understanding the IT environment, coordinating management scoping and testing, providing controls guidance for IT system changes and evaluating deficiencies.

The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated individual or a self-starter with a strong work ethic, and should take ownership of projects and tasks. He or she should have strong project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills and be able to dig deep into details as well as see the big picture. Additional key qualities include process-oriented thinking, ability to work with others, and ability to lead and affect process change and improvements. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills spanning across all levels of management. Lastly, candidates must thrive in a demanding, fast-paced work environment that is energetic, driven, and team-oriented.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assistance with the annual scoping process;
  • Work with process owners to ensure timely review and updates to process documentation and controls for new and/or existing processes;
  • Risk assessment of identified processes, including identification of control gaps;
  • Assist in coordinating and facilitating the SOX requirements (working with the stakeholders including, but not limited to business owners, external auditors, and internal audit);
  • Train new or existing process and control owners on the internal control compliance process, including testing and performing of self-assessments;
  • Provide guidance to process and control owners on the identification, documentation and testing of key ITGCs and application-specific controls;
  • Perform and document and/or review controls testing;
  • Evaluate IT control deficiencies in accordance with the Company's framework for evaluating control exceptions and deficiencies;
  • Coordinate with process and control owners to remediate identified exceptions and/or control gaps;
  • Review and analysis of attestation and audit reports (SSAE16 and Internal Audit issued reports);
  • Prepare reports/presentations on the status of the compliance process for stakeholders including, but not limited to process owners, senior management, executive management (CAO, CFO, CEO, CTO) and Audit Committee;
  • Stay current on new technical literature applicable to the internal control process (e.g., PCAOB, SEC guidance);
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices around internal controls;
  • Assist with special projects (i.e. process improvement and operational excellence).


  • BA/BS in Information Technology, Accounting and/or Business;  
  • Minimum of 10 years of audit experience performing financial audit, SOX compliance and/or operational/IT audits; strong background in internal controls;  
  • Experience with SOX compliance and knowledge of legal, regulatory and industry requirements. 


  • Big 4 Experience preferred;  
  • Experience working with SAP Financials & SAP GRC  
  • Certifications PMP, CISA, CISM preferred;  
  • Knowledge of financial statement assertions, internal controls, COSO 2013 framework;  
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio);  
  • Knowledge of PayPal is 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.



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