Business Risk and Control Analyst


Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

The Role The Business Risk and Control Lead (“BRCL”) Finance team is responsible for helping the Finance Business owners manage risk within Finance. This Analyst role in Finance will focus on; Process & Controls Documentation, Process & Control Testing and supporting larger Finance Risk programs. This role is also responsible for managing Finance-specific risk forums, and interfacing with the Business & Second Line of Defense (Risk Policy) to understand and apply risk frameworks and protocols.

Key Responsibilities

  • Document Finance Process & Controls within a new system of record, including regular revalidation
  • Document of Issues & Incident Management within System of Record
  • Testing & documentation of testing results for Finance Process & Controls
  • Support of enterprise wide Risk Management programs for finance potentially including but not limited to; risk identification, risk assessment, risk and control evaluation, management and resolution of issues and incidents, Annual Risk and Compliance Plan (“ARCP”) output, Business Continuity Plans
  • Create and maintain risk and control inventories including: Processes, Testing Results, Risk Mitigations, Risks, and Controls
  • Maintenance of Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) tool data for areas of responsibility
  • Collaboration & coordination with internal Business partners
  • Coordinate with testers, process and control owners and external auditors for the audit of the Company's internal controls


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 2-4 years of Audit, Risk, Compliance, Business, Regulatory, banking, Public Accounting, Big 4 or similar experience
  • Experience in; process documentation, controls testing & design, managing risks, and/or compliance obligations
  • Navigating within a three lines of defense model to address risk matters
  • Track record of driving action to support business results
  • Certifications are a big plus (CPA, CISA, CIA, PMP)
  • Strong financial process acumen, accounting & technical skills are a plus
  • Strong project management skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess the credibility and reputation to achieve effective working relationships with Finance Process owners
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and customer service oriented attitude and mindset
  • Ability to work globally and cross-functionally to lead change in a fast paced environment
  • Team oriented individual and self-starter who excels at learning new processes and business functions
  • Utilize a deep understanding of risk management methodologies, frameworks, and principles (e.g. SOX, COBIT, NIST, CSA, ITIL, PCI, etc.) to evaluate and recommend best approach to mitigating risk with best in class controls.
  • Ability to multitask effortlessly and manage competing priorities under demanding deadlines.
  • Fluent in English, with superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer knowledge; excellent MS Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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.

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: 9578

Posted 6 days ago

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