FP&A Manager


March 19, 2021

Dreilinden, DE

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: The FP&A Manager will be a key member of the DEATCH (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) Financial Planning and Analytics team as well as providing support to the equivalent teams across Core Markets (North America, UK, DEATCH, Western Europe 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, quantitative analysis and handling large sets of data. 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 Berlin.
Job Description:
DEATCH FP&A Manager (m/f/d)

Core responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with Senior Management to develop a deep understanding of PayPal’s business across different PayPal’ regions & segments and drafting CEO & CFO Board presentations.
  • 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 DEATCH/Core Markets 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 DEATCH Business unit.
  • Provide detailed strategic insight into the dynamics of the differing parts of the DEATCH/Core Markets’ business and deep dives to understand specific revenue driver trends.
  • Support Finance process and system improvements, partnering with global FP&A/Analytics and technology teams, to streamline efficiency.
  • Drive optimal decision making through insightful models and analytical tools & use of extensive financial and quantitative analysis, modelling, including revenue variance analyses.

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree (incl. in quantitative fields, e.g. Engineering) or equivalent.
  • Experience gained e.g. as a Senior Financial Analyst, Finance Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Analytics Manager, Senior FP&A Analyst/Manager, Commercial Finance ideally in a fast growing, medium/large company environment within the eCommerce or financial services sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and challenging financial models, guiding business decisions.
  • Ability to work across functions, organization & geographies and influence peers and more senior colleagues.
  • Strong communication skills and experience distilling and presenting complex financial analyses into action-oriented recommendations.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of working with large customer and transactional datasets and true desire to understand the drivers of the business.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects/ results oriented.
  • Excellent SQL, Excel (including pivot tables, functions, macros, charts) and PowerPoint skills.
  • Experience with database products (i.e. Essbase, Python).
  • Experience with CRM tools (i.e.
  • Fluency in English. Any other language of the region is more than welcome.

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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.