PayPal GL Accountant in Singapore, Singapore

GL Accountantin Singaporeat PayPal

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

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  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 5/18/2018

  • Job ID: R0031577

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 237 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 GL accountant will be supporting the Accounting and GL function for PayPal APAC/EMEA entities.

Job Description for GL Accountant

Primary job responsibilities include :

  • Ensure the Accounting and GL operations of all entities in PayPal APAC/EMEA entities are properly handled.

  • Supervise the processing activities of outsourced group of accountants in China and India.

  • Work in partnership with outsourcing service provider to improve the GL processes.

  • Ensure month end close/ month end reports are completed timely and accurately.

  • Maintain proper reconciliation of GL accounts and integrity of financial statements.

  • Support Controllership and Tax team for annual statutory audit and tax filing; Support Indirect tax (VAT/GST etc) on monthly/quarterly/yearly tax filing; Support new entities set up/dissolution.

  • Ensure compliance to corporate financial policies, SOX , accounting standards and other regulations.

  • Identify knowledge needed and set up plan for knowledge sharing to improve quality of services.

  • Support GL customer improvement objectives.

  • Ad hoc report or project as requested.

Work-related Skills

Candidate should be able to demonstrate familiarity and proficiency in the following areas:

  • Execute Best of Class processes and procedures

  • Execute on efficient, yet control robust, procedure for core accounting functions including General Ledger, Fixed Assets etc.

  • Ability to understand indirect tax concepts.

  • Statutory, regulatory and other government and compliance agency reporting requirements including local, applicable laws and reporting standards.

  • Desktop applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Interaction with external parties including outsourcing service provider, auditors, tax consultant and other service provider.

  • Operating successfully in a high growth, dynamic environment with multiple demands.

Preferred/desired skills:

  • SAP experience

  • Work experience in International or US-based companies

  • Ability to work with people outside of the country

Personal Attributes

Applicants should have the following personality traits

  • Unwavering integrity.

  • Effective interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication.

  • Highly analytical and an acute attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated and proactive, high energy, ability to cope with challenges and tight deadlines, team worker

  • Strong work ethics, including the ability to work independently, but also knows how to have fun while doing it!


The applicant should have a minimum of a Chartered Accountant / Certified Public Accountant or equivalent qualification. Minimum 3-4 years of related accounting experience with a multinational company. Hands-on experience in managing general ledger and reporting function

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.


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.