Senior FP&A Analyst

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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.

The Senior FP&A Analyst, Finance & Analytics will be a key member of the DEATCH (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) Financial Planning & Analytics team based in Berlin and will report into the FP&A Director. This role will be a hybrid between the Finance and Analytics parts of FP&A. The Senior FP&A Analyst will work closely with the FP&A Manager to drive key weekly and monthly FP&A cadences focused on performance review, variance analysis and forecasting, while aiming to do so in a scalable and efficient way. Further, the role is also expected to drive actionable insights and optimal decision making primarily aimed at positively impacting revenue. For this, the candidate will be able to spend a share of time on deep dive analysis outside of the recurring FP&A cadences for both DEATCH and other Core Markets regions (North America, UK, DEATCH, Western Europe and Australia).

A 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. This role requires quantitative analysis of large data sets, financial modelling, collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders and creation of executive level presentations.

Senior FP&A Analyst, Finance & Analytics (m/f/d)

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of PayPal’s business across different segments, verticals and regions.
  • Support weekly and monthly DEATCH FP&A cadences with performance reviews, variance analysis and deep dives.
  • Review and communicate performance against defined targets. Regularly perform variance and sensitivity analyses on (daily/weekly/monthly) revenue performance.
  • Partner closely with Senior Management across Finance and Business Units to discover commercial opportunities. Influence decision makers with executive level presentations.
  • Perform deep dives and leverage financial analytics analysis on very large quantities of data to deliver insights on business performance & revenue drivers for DEATCH.
  • Support ad-hoc analyses & projects at DEATCH and Core Markets level.
  • Optimize and automate recurring processes towards efficient and scalable solutions.
  • Build new and develop existing frameworks (models and reports) to analyze and keep track of DEATCH business performance.
  • Support Finance process and system improvements, partnering with global FP&A/Analytics and technology teams, to streamline efficiency.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Finance, Economics or related quantitative discipline.
  • Experience gained e.g. as a (Senior) Business Analyst, (Senior) Insights & Analytics Analyst, (Senior) Business Intelligence Analyst, (Senior) Financial Analyst, (Senior) FP&A Analyst, ideally in a fast growing, medium/large company environment within the eCommerce or financial services sectors. Or equivalent.
  • 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) and/or with CRM tools (i.e. would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English. Any other language of the region is more than welcome.

Company Info.


PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating an online payments system in the majority of countries that support online money transfers, and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.

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    2211 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95131, USA
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