PayPal GL Accountant in Dublin, Ireland

GL Accountantin Dublinat PayPal

Date Posted: 7/14/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

  • Location:

  • Job Type:

  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 7/14/2017

  • Job ID: R0020517

About Us


At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. It is our duty and privilege to be customer champions and put those we serve at the center of everything we do.

We are one team that respects and values diversity of thought for everyone, everywhere, and we actively seek to create an energizing workplace that brings out the best in all of us. If you’re ready to shape the future of money, join the team at PayPal. We're proud to work here. You will be too.

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 nearly 200 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

Every day at PayPal, we are changing the way the world does business by challenging the status quo, innovating and enabling business between millions of people across the globe. What we do at PayPal has never been done before and it has a tremendous impact! We build BIG and NEW products to drive worldwide commerce. Be it the next mobile payments solution, or a high availability money movement platform, we solve problems on a scale you just can't find elsewhere. PayPal continues to push the boundaries of technology by investing in individuals who passionately believe in the potential of innovative technologies that make up a global market places

For more information on PayPal, visit For PYPL financial information, visit


Your primary responsibilities will be

  • Prime responsibility will be managing the GL accounting for the EMEA Regions

  • Coordinating with the Payroll Team to release monthly salary, 3rd party and exceptional manual payments

  • Working with our outsourced group of accountants in India to ensure all monthly journals and open items get processed in time

  • Maintaining proper reconciliation of all payroll G/L accounts and managing the integrity of financial statements

  • Reviewing the monthly Payroll reconciliations with the respective Finance Managers/BU Controllers

  • Confirming proper treatment and compliance of all accounting transactions and policies

  • Coordinating with other stakeholders (Payroll, Controlling, HR) for proper accurate recording of corresponding transactions

  • Providing support to External Auditors for EMEA annual audits

  • Providing support to Internal taxation team and external taxation partners for tax audits

  • Assisting when required with Statutory Compliance tasks and audit deliverables

  • Processing the GL related transactions and postings for the accounting of expatriate assignments handled by the EMEA entities.

  • Managing the monthly and quarterly vacation accruals

  • Assisting when required with Statutory Compliance tasks and audit deliverables


  • Hands-on experience in managing general ledger, payroll accounting and reporting function

  • US GAAP/IFRS/other European GAAP experience

  • SAP Financial System experience, or other ERP

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Self-motivated, high energy, ability to cope with stress and tight deadlines, team work

  • Intense attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and deliver in a fast paced and dynamic environment with a high degree of personal accountability. Ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Advanced technical skills in Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint are an advantage. Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

  • Fluent in English and another EU language would also be an advantage

  • Act with integrity and trust. High ethical standards.

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrate/relevant accounting experience within a multinational company

  • Accounting Qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)

  • ex Big 8 experience would be an advantage

  • Degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance or equivalent experience

  • French or German language would be an advantage

What we offer?

  • Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations.

  • A supportive and diverse environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn.

  • Attractive compensation and benefits.

  • A socially innovative company that helps communities world wide through charitable giving or donation of time (i.e. habitat for Life volunteering).

  • A green, sustainable working environment.

  • An opportunity to be a part of a community that has just been voted one of the Best Workplaces in Europe.

Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.