Financial Analyst


April 8, 2021

San Jose, CA 95131, US

Who we are: 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 375 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.
Job Description Summary: As a member of PayPal’s Marketing Finance team, this position will play a key role in providing financial leadership and counsel to senior leaders of the Core Marketing Team including senior leaders. This role will work closely with the Marketing leadership team to develop a full understanding of Core strategic priorities and partner with them to execute and improve financial planning, budgeting and reporting.
Job Description:

  • Develop an understanding of the Global Marketing strategic priorities, resources and headcount needs; partner with business and finance to execute and improve financial planning and budgeting.

  • Lead month-end close, forecasting, reporting and annual budget planning for OPEX, CONTRA and headcounts

  • Gain deep understanding of Marketing taxonomy and different systems utilized to run and track Marketing campaigns.

  • Spearhead weekly, monthly, and quarterly operational reviews and business deep dives

  • Partner with Business to drive compliance and process of forecasted spend with SOW’s

  • Partner with Legal, and Sourcing specialists to drive compliance and policy.

  • Partner with Business leaders to deliver monthly forecasting processes and provide analytical fire power to long-term planning process

  • Provide assessment of risks and opportunities to business leaders to drive sound financial decisions and positive impact to the business

  • Partner with the Marketing Analytics team to liaise Marketing spend to Business performance and provide insights to Leadership on outcome/ROI delivered vs. expectations.

  • Maintain and optimize existing OPEX processes to improve efficiency

  • Ensure strict adherence to corporate policies and GAAP regulations

  • Ad-hoc analysis & projects as needed to support business needs and decision making

  • Financial Modeling and Planning, including trend and variance analysis


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a high growth technology company, fin tech preferred.

  • Experience in developing reports and/or reporting tools that clearly communicate insights and results

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced dynamic environment and manage multiple stakeholders

  • Experience in establishing and driving process improvement projects while remaining agile to adapt to changing priorities

  • Strong candidates will have MS Excel & Powerpoint expertise and working experience with SAP/Oracle systems.

  • The ideal candidate should have experience in Marketing finance and a proven track record of delivering excellent finance support and strong business partnership.

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.