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Stock Plan Analyst in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/18/2021

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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.

PayPal’s Legal team is looking for an experienced and dynamic stock plan analyst to help administer PayPal’s equity plans globally. In this role, you will work closely with other PayPal legal professionals and stakeholders, including HR, tax, accounting, payroll, and treasury. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Global Equity Administration at PayPal.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key member of a global equity team with a strong focus on collaboration and process optimization and ensure this highly-visible function provides extraordinary customer service to PayPal’s employees.
  • Broad and comprehensive expertise and experience working for a global equity team responsible for the administration and reporting of stock options, restricted stock units, performance-based restricted stock units, employee stock purchase plan and similar plans.
  • Manage processing and controls over transactions processed online (e.g. issuance of grant agreements, option exercises, cancellations of options and RSUs, activity in an employee stock purchase plan) via E*TRADE platform.
  • Help to manage relationship with E*TRADE to ensure the service provider operates in a cost-effective manner and is providing a best-in-class online experience for PayPal equity holders.
  • Working with the business technology team automate reporting between equity administration system and systems used for payroll (earnings and taxes) and human capital management for real-time reporting of equity transactions and drive continuous transformation.
  • Partner collaboratively with key stakeholders across PayPal.
  • Help to provide regular employee education sessions (recorded and live sessions with employees around the globe).
  • Work on controls, financial reporting, tax reporting for multiple foreign jurisdictions in partnership with third party tax and legal counsel.
  • Maintain process documentation and list of key controls for use by internal and external auditors and in support of requirements under Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Monthly reporting and analysis of equity activity by participants.
  • Respond timely to frequent ad-hoc reporting requests.


  • 5+ years in a global equity administration role (experience at a publicly-traded company strongly preferred)
  • Experience with Equity Edge Online strongly preferred
  • Broad experience with different equity award forms (e.g., RSU, PBRSU, PSU, stock options, and ESPP).
  • Familiarity with concepts and issues related to administration of equity programs with global workforce (e.g., tax).
  • Extensive experience working cross functionally on equity matters with colleagues in legal, finance and human resources.
  • Proven track record of leveraging technology to support growth at scale.
  • Demonstrated experience driving extraordinary customer service in a cost-effective manner.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certified Equity Professional certification preferred

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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