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Special Investigations Analyst

Company: PayPal, Inc.
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Special Investigations Analyst in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America at PayPal Job DescriptionAt 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.

The Global Investigations, Threat Finance & Human Exploitation Team is seeking a highly talented, self-motivated and analytical individual to support the Global Financial Crime & Customer Protection program. This position will be primarily responsible for collecting, analyzing, investigating and reporting financial intelligence information to support the institution's ability detect, deter, mitigate and report money laundering and terrorist financing. Additionally, the role will work proactively with internal and external partners, including law enforcement, on a full spectrum of financial crime matters including terrorist financing and human exploitation. This role also requires a self-starter with the ability to think critically and strategically when handling investigations, seeing beyond the initial facts presented and reviewing information thoroughly and in a highly organized manner to drive the investigation to conclusion. Additionally, the candidate should have the ability to operate independently, manage multiple competing priorities with difficult deadlines, and exhibit a sense of urgency when necessary.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide investigative support with initiatives and projects to identify patterns, trending, and typologies in furtherance of the mission and purpose of the Global Investigations team;
  • Conduct comprehensive, high quality end-to-end complex investigations to identify financial crime patterns, trending, and typologies impacting PayPal and the global user community;
  • Drive investigations to a timely conclusion following the completion of a comprehensive analysis of information across multiple platforms and jurisdictions to timely and appropriately detect potentially suspicious activity and fulfill time-sensitive regulatory filing obligations; prepare drafts of Suspicious Activity Reports/STRs to ensure they are factually accurate and materially sound prior to submitting them for approval for filing;
  • Deliver verbal and written briefings to partner departments and key leaders regarding current and emerging threats;
  • Support the Global Investigations team by conducting post-incident analysis of significant events and providing data-driven recommendations for the identification and prevention of future incidents;
  • Create regular, comprehensive reporting to inform key leaders of the activities of the Global Investigations Team;
  • Other related tasks as required.

    Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience.
    • 3+ years anti-money laundering, complex financial crime, counter-terrorist financing, or trans-national organized crime investigative experience; and/or
    • 3+ years Intelligence Analysis or Law Enforcement experience with relation to financial crimes;
    • Proven knowledge of international and regional Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions regulations and guidance such the Bank Secrecy Act (US), the AML/CTF Act (AU), and the Fifth AML Directive (EU).
    • Advanced data query and analysis skills (SQL, SAS, Teradata, Hadoop, etc.)
    • CAMS designation a plus;
    • Secondary language proficiency (i.e. German, Spanish, or French) a plus;
    • Travel, as needed.
      Competencies: - Optional
      • Advanced research and analytical skills, business acumen, strategic and creative thinking, strong project leadership skills and multi-tasking capabilities;
      • Expert communication skills, both written and verbal;
      • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced and dynamic financial services environment;
      • Excellent project management organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills;
      • Skill in focusing on desired results, determining what is important and urgent, clarifying next steps effectively to meet deadlines and achieve desired results;
      • Able to maintain composure under pressure and make sound decisions;
      • Must display a high level of professional judgment, commitment, integrity, teamwork, and customer service;
      • Strong collaboration skills and ability to influence teams;
      • Results oriented with the ability to identify the long-term effects of decisions/solutions on customers and the business;
      • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and its applications, including Windows and Windows based applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc).
        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
        Who We Are:
        Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.
        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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