Senior Accounting Manager


About Paidy Inc.

Paidy is Japan's pioneer and leading BNPL service with the mission to spread trust through society and to give people room to dream.

Paidy offers instant, monthly-consolidated credit to consumers by removing hassles from payment and purchase experiences. Paidy uses proprietary models and machine learning to underwrite transactions in seconds and guarantee payments to merchants. Paidy increases revenue for merchants by reducing the number of incomplete transactions, increasing conversion rates, boosting average order values, and facilitating repeat purchases from consumers. 

Paidy has reached an agreement to join PayPal, the global payments company. Paidy will continue to operate its existing business, maintain its brand and support a wide variety of consumer wallets and marketplaces by providing convenient and innovative services.

Paidy continues to innovate to make shopping easier and more fun both online and offline. For more information, please visit 

About Position 

High visibility role requiring significant accounting operational expertise to drive post-acquisition integration efforts with Paidy’s U.S. publicly listed parent, PayPal.  Position will report directly to the Head of Accounting in Japan but will require significant partnering with PayPal’s U.S. based Global Credit Accounting team.

Key Role and Responsibilities

  • Key responsibilities will primarily be leading finance integration activities with PayPal.
  • Act as liaison between local Paidy accounting team and PayPal Global Accounting
  • Role will work closely with Global Credit (US-Eastern Standard time) and Corporate Accounting team (US-Pacific Standard Time).
  • Identify and implement continuous process improvements across the finance function to comply with U.S. public company standards.
  • Lead the integration of finance related PayPal systems and tools.
  • Develop and improve internal controls through understanding and documentation of existing and proposed changes to accounting processes (IT systems, account reconciliations, process owners).
  • Assist in the creation of workpapers to support financial statement accounts. Proactively identify, communicate, and resolve issues or reconciling items.
  • Work both independently and cooperatively to research, track, and timely resolve accounting issues. Apply advanced research techniques to accurately identify the source of issues. Collaborate with internal resources to escalate and resolve.

Skills and Requirements

  • Experience working with multinational public companies, especially banks and credit card companies as head of accounting or equivalent
  • Experience auditing multinational public companies, especially banks and credit card companies as in charge or equivalent
  • Knowledge of both U.S. GAAP and Japanese GAAP
  • Bilingual – Japanese/English required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to distill and communicate accounting concepts between cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency with general ledger (GL) accounting close requirements, process flows and related controls and system implementation
  • 10+ years work experience within the Credit/Banking or Financial Services industry
  • Big 4 public accounting and accounting operations experience
  • Certified public accountant or equivalent certification
  • Organization skills and the ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Comfortable working with diverse teams in multiple locations
  • Quick learner with a high degree of attention to detail and understanding of business/accounting processes
  • Paidy team will ask about your user experiences with Paidy Apps during the interview. Please download Paidy App and try it out!

For those who are not able to download Paidy App, due to the regional restrictions, please be advised that you download the similar App, such as Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm and so forth, and come up with your opinions on these applications and services.

  • Please note that you must be eligible to work in Japan.

What We Offer You

  • Diversified team with 150+ colleagues from 30+ countries
  • Exciting work opportunities in a rapid-growing organization
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Flexible work-from-home arrangement
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Paidy Values

Be a winner / 勝ちにこだわる

  • Beat expectations / 常に期待値を超える
  • Display surprising speed / 人をスピードで驚かす
  • Embrace risk / リスクを恐れない

Own it and deliver / 結果を出す

  • Commit to what, when and how to deliver/ 目的・やり方・期限にコミットする。
  • Own the actions to deliver / 結果のためのアクションにこだわる
  • Embrace conflict when needed to deliver results / 必要なら対立・衝突も恐れない

Play an integral role / 大切なピースになる

  • Make an irreplaceable contribution to our business / 替えの効かない貢献をする
  • Embrace and bridge differences in language and culture / 皆が言語と文化の架け橋になる
  • Raise the bar / スタンダードを上げ続ける