Sr. Manager, Accounting Policy in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/20/2018

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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 Senior Manager of Accounting Policy and Transaction Support will partner with PayPal business leaders and the wider PayPal finance organization as a lead voice on technical accounting and reporting matters.

  • Provide technical accounting expertise and leadership to the finance and business organizations on the consequences of accounting issues impacting our business;
  • Consult with business partners regularly to ensure awareness of significant transactions and potential accounting impact;
  • Assist in structuring transactions to optimize operational and accounting consequences;
  • Assess issues, the impact of complex technical accounting matters and manage to conclusion;
  • Lead the assessment, implementation and compliance with new and proposed accounting and reporting standards
  • Present and assist with accounting issues and finance projects for PayPal executive team
  • Provide technical accounting support within finance transformation work program and  other system enhancements
  • Provide technical accounting training to broader finance team and business partners
  • Lead a variety of special projects

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum eight years of related experience; solid experience with top tier public accounting firm essential; experience in Financial Services industry a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field and equivalent work experience. CPA is required. 
  • Hands on experience in dealing with a wide variety of complex accounting issues and applicable US GAAP; including but not limited to revenue recognition, stock based compensation and accounting for employee benefit plans, consolidation, financial instruments, securitizations and derivatives.  Equivalent experience with IFRS is a plus.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and problem resolution skills, ability to work with diverse groups
  • Ability to research and simplify / communicate complex situations to various levels of management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication along with superior presentation skills;
  • Proactive and creative approach, strong analytical skills with good sense of humor and ability to create and maintain a balanced, positive work environment
  • Ability to lead, organize, and manage projects beginning to end that require coordinated efforts across multiple functions (e.g., Accounting, Tax, FP&A, Treasury, Legal, Operations)
  • Ability to exercise discretion, and judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

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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