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Staff Accountant, Transaction Margin in Omaha at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/2/2021

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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 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 Staff Accountant is a key member of the Controllership team, responsible for supporting financial reporting and operational activities for Business Units such as the Braintree, Venmo, and Xoom entities. This role will be based in the PayPal Omaha office but will work closely with our team members located across PayPal locations.


  • Support in monthly/quarterly/annual financial close process, including key close tasks such as – preparation and posting of journal entries in the SAP General Ledger, timely reconciliation of general ledger accounts, and flux analyses for reported periods.
  • Works independently to research, and timely resolve outstanding reconciling items and effectively communicate with internal teams to resolve differences or aid in investigation.
  • Seek to improve current processes by questioning the status quo, and driving process improvements through automation and other operational efficiencies.
  • Assist in documentation of processes across the business units to ensure knowledge sharing across the team.
  • Adapt to a fast-paced environment during month-end and quarter-end close.
  • Review monthly bank reports and serve as liaison between banking partners and controllership team.
  • Perform key SOX controls relevant to transaction margin.
  • Support audit testing throughout the year in partnership with internal and external auditors.
  • Assist with or be responsible for other duties and ad hoc projects as assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, primarily Excel (experience with Excel pivot tables, v-lookup and filters); Previous SAP experience a plus
  • Excellent accounting skills - ability to identify appropriate accounting treatment (debits and credits) and impact to balance sheet/income statement accounts; understand journal entries and how transactions impact account balances
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills

Strong communication skills - including ability to listen to the needs of others and collaborate with other teams

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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