Sr. Dir., Finance Risk & Compliance BP


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 392 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.

This role will serve as the Second Line of Defense primary point of contact and business partner for the Finance Organization, inclusive of Treasury, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Investor Relations, Pricing, Tax, SOX, and Financial Planning & Analysis. Working directly with Senior Leadership in Finance to identify and mitigate risk, advise on strategy, and ensure PayPal meets its regulatory obligations. This senior leadership position is responsible for second line oversight of the Business Unit’s execution of PayPal’s Risk and Compliance Management Program, driving a data-driven approach that meets the PayPal global framework.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise to the PayPal senior leadership regarding identifying, assessing, prioritizing, and how to manage risk.  
  • Be a contributor in business strategy development.  Understanding internal and external influences and the business climate, and decision and execute accordingly.
  • Deliver advice based on a wide breadth of competencies across risk domains (e.g., financial, operational, strategic, technology, and regulatory).
  • Engage key Risk and Compliance program stakeholders to help support business unit initiatives and to execute program requirements.
  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, propose solutions to resolve issues, and providing guidance for future avoidance of similar issues.
  • Review results of Risk Assessments, and provide effective challenge. Identify areas of improvement and drive implementation.
  • Ensure regulatory requirements are understood and complied with, within emerging growth initiatives and new products.
  • Partner with the business to understand their needs, and drive solutions specifically around process improvements.
  • Provide regular updates and presentations to senior leadership on emerging risks and regulatory changes impacting their products, services, and markets.
  • Develop and present quarterly risk and compliance reviews for senior leadership, noting key areas of focus and progress against established goals.
  • Serve as a credible business partner to executives and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide objective, independent risk and compliance assessments and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team professionals; strive to deliver exceptional and responsive service by providing risk and compliance management expertise in a clear, solution oriented and customer-focused manner.
  • Escalate timely and actionable information to key stakeholders.
  • Support management and operations with problem solving on regulatory matters.

Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Deep knowledge of global financial institutions, money service business, and/or banking compliance, including significant knowledge of compliance risk, operational risk, financial risk, and technology risk.
  • At least 15+ years of experience in a large organization including demonstrated leadership in building risk and compliance frameworks.
  • Extensive experience with regulators and the regulatory exam process, ideally for non-bank financial institutions.
  • Extensive experience in financial modelling, including forward looking risk identification.
  • Deep understanding of key regulations including SOX and capital reporting requirements.
  • Deep understanding of payment processing, digital payments, and the risks associated.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Ability to navigate across multiple geographies, including global shared services functions.
  • Experience designing Board documents and organizational structures to support appropriate governance across complex entity structures.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including strengths in influencing, conflict management, and negotiation.
  • Ability to communicate complex matters in a simple and clear manner.
  • Capacity to take ownership of outcomes and the ability to work with business unit teams to confront issues and drive performance.
  • Skilled at identifying and recommending cost effective solutions and organizing resource allocation.
  • Extensive experience in partnering with and counseling senior business clients, particularly in the context of a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong problem solving and operational process skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent ability to analyze regulatory risks in complex business processes, and recommend controls to mitigate those risks.
  • Excellent presentation and project management skills with the ability to successfully work multiple issues at one time.
  • High energy and creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in a growing and changing environment.
  • Ability to work within a matrixed environment, and cross functionally.
  • Ability to operate with strong integrity with the ability to handle projects of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Strong computer knowledge; excellent MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint skills.


  • Partnership – organizational awareness, engages widely with peers and seniors across PayPal.
  • Innovate – leads effectively in a dynamic, fast-changing environment; challenges convention.
  • Deliver Stand out Results – develops decisive strategies that deliver tangible results.
  • Execution – focuses the business area on strategic priorities; operates clear, simple systems.
  • Enable and Grow Talent – builds capability and a succession pipeline.
  • Leadership – contributes to the business leadership agenda; sets business area vision.

What we offer?

  • Be a part of a dynamic entrepreneurial team shaping the payments landscape.
  • Concrete experience with strategic thinking and on-the-ground drive and execution.
  • Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations.
  • A supportive environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn.

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


Job ID: 7802

Posted 18 days ago

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