SOX PMO Manager in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/24/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0036579

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 PMO is tasked with the Company's global compliance with the provisions of Section 404 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"), and ultimately, providing certification that our internal control environment is operating effectively. The team reports up to the CAO and works closely with key stakeholders across business units and corporate functions globally, as well as our technology organizations.

The SOX PMO Manager will be responsible for driving the SOX requirements for assigned units, which includes understanding the overall financial control environment, coordinating documentation, scoping and testing, identifying and evaluating deficiencies, as well as providing controls guidance for process and system changes.
 

Key responsibilities include:

- Overall oversight and program management of the Company's SOX compliance efforts. This includes coordination with key stakeholders to ensure that relevant risks are identified, addressed with well-designed controls that are operating effectively;

- Perform annual planning of the Company's SOX compliance efforts (e.g., risk assessment, materiality, scoping, due dates, etc.);

- Coordinate with testers, process and control owners and external auditors for the audit of the Company's internal controls;

- Collaborate with process and control owners for remediation of identified deficiencies, advising them on internal control enhancements or process changes, as appropriate;

- Proactively identify and monitor process and system changes that result from our growth in transaction volumes, international expansion, automation of processes, software application changes, accounting integration in connection with acquisitions and other areas of change that have a direct impact the Company's financial statements and related disclosures;

- Prepare reports to Senior Management on the status of the program;

- Lead the vision of leveraging controls to optimize operational benefits throughout the organization through the streamlining and automating control activities within financial and IT processes;

- Assess new accounting standards, technical guidance to ensure enhancement/reengineering of current accounting processes and controls;

- The SOX PMO Manager will also be expected to be a SME for controls design for the various initiatives in the Company

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of public accounting experience, Big 4, CPA preferred
  • Strong financial process acumen, accounting technical skills a plus
  • Project management skills and a desire to drive sustainable change
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a strong emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, initiative and integrity
  • High energy with a superb attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and deliver in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent command of English
  • Bachelors degree 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.

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