Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
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At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to revolutionize commerce globally to make moving money, selling and shopping, personalized and secure.

Job Description Summary:
This is an exciting Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) leader role covering PayPal Australia based in Sydney. This leadership role will lead the FP&A team paving the way for a market leader.
In addition to core FP&A process, the individual will be the 'sounding board' for business strategy, commercial decisions & pricing.

Job Description:

Meet the team:

Our team is a diverse one, based out of Sydney office and working closely with colleagues in APAC, Europe and the US.

Your way to impact:

The core aspects of the role include budgeting, forecasting, business partnering, Analytics & building complex financial models. The individual will establish the critical link of digging deep into the data including non-financial metrics to determine the causes of trends, identifying anomalies, spotting opportunities etc. and in the process help business determine the focus areas. The role will go further into helping business make better decisions, pre-empt future trends and take corrective actions to ensure PayPal remains on track to meet its short-term and long-term goals.

Your day-to-day:
  • Analyze and forecast revenue and other key performance indicators ('KPIs') such as TPV and Take-Rate including all aspects of budgeting, forecasting and detailed analysis
  • Provide management with timely, accurate, and insightful financial analysis to monitor business KPIs and financial results in order to enable key strategic decision-making
  • Efficient measurement and reporting of the financial and non-financial metrics
  • Convert business questions into analytical problems and provide solutions through data analyses
  • Use analytics to improve our ability to detect, understand and address emerging trends that could pose a risk to business performance metrics
  • Analysis of business performance, including creating insight into customer behavior and site performance, business and project performance, pricing opportunities, etc.
  • Updating key financial models and creating new financial models from scratch - including but not limited to customer cohort models, pricing models, deal models, etc.
  • Communicate complex concepts and the results of the analyses with clear and effective communication and visualization to senior leadership

What do you need to bring:
  • 10 to 15 years of experience either in Financial Planning or Analytics preferably in the technology or payments industry
  • Bachelors in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or related field. Additional business qualification like MBA/CFA/CPA is a plus
  • Experience in SQL and/or SAS, Excel macros, Visual Basic, and data visualization (Tableau, Qlikview etc) preferred but not necessary
  • Demonstrated executive-level engagement with business partners
  • Desire to work with ambiguity and passion for problem-solving
  • Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated analytical skills

..We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

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Our Benefits:
At PayPal, we're committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can't do this without our most important asset-you. That's why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.
We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

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PayPal has been revolutionizing commerce globally for more than 25 years. Creating innovative experiences that make moving money, selling, and shopping simple, personalized, and secure, PayPal empowers consumers and businesses in approximately 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit , and .

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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Skills: Sql, Visual Basic, Qlikview, Excel, Sas, Tableau

Experience: 10.00-15.00 Years