Senior SOX Auditor at PayPal Inc.

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

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.

Job Description Summary:

We are looking for a Senior to join PayPal's SOX PMO team. The SOX PMO Senior will assist in the identification and evaluation of SOX controls within PayPal's dynamic control environment. The SOX PMO Senior will ensure that our financial operations and controls meet standards and are error-free.

Our Senior must be meticulous and analytical, with deep knowledge of auditing practices. We expect you to be reliable, with strong organizational skills, as well as expertise in risk management and compliance.

Job Description:

The SOX Program is tasked with the Company's global compliance with the provisions of Section 404 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"), and ultimately, providing certification that our internal control environment is operating effectively. The team reports administratively to the CAO and works closely with key stakeholders across business units, corporate functions and technology organizations globally.

The Senior, SOX Program reports to the Manager, SOX Program. This role will be responsible for the supporting the execution and delivery of the SOX Program for all business cycles and entities and the progression of the long-term vision and strategy of the program. This includes understanding the overall financial control environment, coordinating co-sourced resources, coordinating documentation, scoping, and testing, identifying and evaluating deficiencies, as well as providing controls guidance for process and system changes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Company's SOX Program to ensure appropriate internal controls (manual and system) over financial reporting are designed and operating effectively.

  • Assist with SOX scoping and risk assessment by proactively monitoring changes that may impact the design and/or operating effectiveness of internal controls.

  • Coordinate SOX co-sourcing partners, external auditors, and control owners to ensure cohesive and collaborative execution.

  • Design and conduct operating effectiveness testing for new entities and new key controls.

  • Enforce documentation and testing quality standards.

  • Collaborate with process and control owners for remediation of identified deficiencies, advising them on internal control enhancements or process changes, as appropriate

  • Support preparation of reports to Senior Management on the status of the program

  • Further the on-going elevation and optimization of the Company's SOX Program through supporting innovation initiatives such as RPA, data analytics, continuous monitoring and benchmarking.

  • Provide risk and control subject matter expertise to SOX readiness activities, including assessing and providing feedback on project requirements, future state controls design, and pre-go-live validation.

  • Assess new accounting standards, technical guidance to ensure enhancement/reengineering of current accounting processes and controls

  • Educate and train system/control owners to enhance their understanding of the importance of controls, an effective control environment, their responsibilities, and the role of the SOX Program

  • Proactively anticipate stakeholder needs and serve as a trusted value-add advisor to stakeholders

  • Coordinate with first, second and third lines of defense to maximize testing efficiencies and internal controls assessment coverage across the Company

Requisite Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years' experience in public accounting or large company internal audit, risk consulting and/or leading SOX program support/execution, Big 4 preferred

  • Professional certification including CPA and/or CIA

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, and/or Finance or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated ability to apply risk and control knowledge and experience in solving compliance issues. Excellent knowledge of financial reporting processes

  • Deep understanding of risk management methodologies, frameworks, and principles (e.g. SOX, COSO, etc.) to evaluate and recommend optimal approaches to mitigating risk with best-in-class controls.

  • Project management skills and a desire to drive sustainable change

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, initiative and integrity

  • High energy with a superb attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and deliver in a deadline-oriented environment

  • Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint, and prior experience with AuditBoard software a plus

  • Fluent command of English

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PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit

The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is
$52800 to $136510

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 remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

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

As part of PayPal's commitment to employees' health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
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