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Director of Information Reporting in San Jose, California, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/11/2022

Job Snapshot

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. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

The Director of Information Reporting is subject matter expert who will manage and ensure the overall implementation of holistic compliance with US tax documentation, information reporting, withholding tax rules and processes (including FATCA, CRS, 1099 and 1042). The Director will manage global corporate compliance functions and ensure compliant reporting procedures with local legislation. The successful candidate will be able to identify and research various information reporting issues and clearly articulate findings to management through written communication (i. e. memorandums) or verbal presentations. Additionally, the Director of Information Reporting will uphold strong working partnerships with internal departments and external tax advisors.

Job Description

The Director will a direct and indirect operations team of information reporting specialists comprising Sr. Managers and Managers.  The team will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Provides advice on operational impact and implementation of global tax information reporting legislation and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance as it relates to information reporting. Monitors and determines the effectiveness of relevant systems and procedures through pro-active assurance monitoring.
  • Provide pro-active advice and support to relevant business and operational units to ensure they are aware of, understand, and are applying existing rules, new and amended tax legislation and IRS guidance relating to US tax documentation, information reporting and withholding tax (including FATCA).
  • Ensure relevant business and operational units understand and implement, as appropriate, any necessary operational systems, procedure modifications, and additions for new product offerings.
  • Provide recommendations, as appropriate, for upgrades, modifications, mergers with other systems, development of new systems, and integrate new business units created internally or acquired.
  • Assist in the analysis, development, transfer, and implementation of US tax documentation implementation of US tax documentation, information reporting and withholding tax rules; ensure rules are followed and applicable systems and procedures are compliant.
  • Propose, design and/or develop systems, standards, and operational procedures (manual and automated) to implement such rules.
  • Coordinate the filing information returns as appropriate. Determine the completeness of information return filings, assess training needs and implement changes, as necessary.
  • Support internal personnel with responses to Internal Revenue Service notices, assessments, and requests for information.
  • Ensure discovered deficiencies of internal audit examinations are corrected in a timely fashion.

Qualifications

Minimum of ten years proven information reporting experience within a business or consulting environment.  

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, related field or equivalent experience; JD degree preferred.

Strong people managerial skills

Strong project management skills

Analytical and verbal and written communications skills.

Ability to work and communicate well with various levels of management (including senior and executive management) and high-ranking IRS officials.

Proficiency with personal computers and pertinent software packages.



For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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.

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.

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