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Director, M&A Tax in New York City, New York, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/4/2022

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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.

PayPal has an exciting opportunity for a Director, Tax – M&A. This role will coordinate and work closely with the Corporate Development, Legal, Treasury, Accounting and Tax teams and will be expected to proactively identify needs, risks, and opportunities to bring additional value to PayPal. The role is highly visible within the PayPal organization and requires the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment as well as manage multiple completing priorities and deadlines across various jurisdictions. Some international travel may be required in connection with deal activity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide tax advice on structuring acquisitions/dispositions

  • Collaborate with the business and other corporate stakeholders to develop and implement acquisition structuring and post-acquisition integration step plans; manage and execute related tax work streams

  • Incorporate foreign tax structuring advice from other jurisdictions

  • Research and analyze the latest developments in US and international tax legislation as they apply to acquisition/disposition structuring

  • Oversee tax due diligence for US and foreign acquisitions and investments

  • Review stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, asset purchase agreements and other relevant agreements from a tax perspective

  • Identify need for and review required intercompany agreements

  • Identify, develop and execute post acquisition opportunities, working with other tax specialists as required

  • Draft/review documentation related to tax positions taken and required disclosures.

  • Maintain audit ready files

  • Assist with other transactional or product-related work as needed

  • Manage outside law firms and consultants

  • Identify and support process improvement initiatives to increase overall efficiency

  • Develop and mentor direct report(s)

  • Various ad-hoc projects as they arise

  • Train, mentor and develop any direct report(s)

Job Requirements:

  • 10+ years of M&A and/or transactional tax experience in public accounting, law firm, government and/or industry

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, and prioritize deliverables to meet timelines

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with a pragmatic approach to resolving issues and providing advice

  • Excellent interpersonal/collaboration skills, in addition to excellent written, oral and presentation skills to clearly communicate complex tax issues to non-tax audiences

  • Thoroughness and attention to detail

  • Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity

  • Sense of humor

  • Proficiency with tools such as Power Point, MS Word and Excel

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • JD/LLM or CPA/MS Taxation preferred


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 https://www.paypalbenefits.com


Who We Are:


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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.com.



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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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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