Director, Tax - M&A in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/18/2020

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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 286 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.

PayPal Corporate Tax has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic M&A tax leader to support PayPal’s acquisitions and investments globally. 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. The Director will be based at PayPal HQ in San Jose, CA and will report to the Head of Global Tax. Some international travel may be required in connection with deal activity.


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Research and analyze the latest developments in US and international tax legislation as they apply to acquisition/disposition structuring
  • Assist with other transactional or product-related work as needed  
  • Develop and mentor direct report(s)


  • 13+ years of M&A and/or transactional tax experience in public accounting, law firm and/or industry (some industry experience preferred)
  • 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

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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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