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UK Finance & Data Insights Analyst in London at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

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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 267 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 Finance and Data Insights Analyst will be a key member of the UK Finance and Analytics team as well as providing support to the equivalent teams across Core Markets (North America, Germany/Austria/Switzerland and Australia). The successful candidate will be highly analytical, have an enquiring mind, a proactive/self-starter nature, commercial acumen and a desire for discovering insights from consumer and merchant activity. The key focus will be to drive optimal decision making through financial modelling and quantitative analysis. Excellent business and communication skills are also key to be able to present and work with the wider FP&A team and business owners. The candidate will report into the FP&A Director and will be part of the FP&A team based in Richmond, SW London.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Derive actionable insights based on quantitative and qualitative research, discover new opportunities and identify the gaps to grow and optimize business through deep dive analysis on very large quantities of data

  • Build and develop existing frameworks (models and reports) to analyse and keep track of UK business performance as well as provide transparency on forecast assumptions

  • Support Senior Management on key projects, and outline strategic and tactical recommendations in close collaboration with the UK Business unit

  • Support Finance process and system improvements, partnering with global FP&A/Analytics and technology teams, to streamline efficiency

Job Requirements:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role, in either finance analytics or business data analytics capacity, ideally in a fast moving and matrixed environment

  • eCommerce or payments industry experience an advantage but not essential

  • Excellent SQL and Excel skills (including pivot tables, functions, macros, charts)

  • Dashboard building experience is necessary, Tableau or QlikView experience a plus

Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Thorough understanding and experience of working with large customer and transactional datasets

  • Ability to story-tell and translate analysis and insights into actionable recommendations

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills: able to work across organization & geographies and influence peers and more senior colleagues

  • Outstanding problem-solving skills, with strong ability to drive towards action and impact

  • Results oriented and enthusiastic team player

  • Must be eager to learn, contribute and share knowledge

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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