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Director, US International Tax in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/13/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/13/2020
  • Job ID:
    R0052360

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 305 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 is seeking a Director of US International Tax to join its Tax Operations team. This position, reporting to the Senior Director of Tax Operations, is responsible for the US international aspects for over 80 foreign entities with respect to the global tax provision, domestic tax compliance, tax controversy, and planning. The role requires subject matter expertise in subpart F, active banking, GILTI, foreign tax credits, FDII, foreign currency matters, and M&A.

PayPal is seeking a Director of US International Tax to join its Tax Operations team. This position, reporting to the Senior Director of Tax Operations, is responsible for the US international aspects for over 80 foreign entities with respect to the global tax provision, domestic tax compliance, tax controversy, and planning.  The role requires subject matter expertise in subpart F, active banking, GILTI, foreign tax credits, FDII, foreign currency matters, and M&A. Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Review quarterly and annual US international (subpart F, GILTI, foreign tax credit) calculations for inclusion into the global effective tax rate calculation 
  • Review Forms 5471, 8858 and 8865, and 1118
  • Maintain supporting calculations and documentation of earnings and profits pools, tax pools, PTEP, and US tax basis for foreign subsidiaries and/or branches
  • Analyze and calculate taxable distributions, §78 gross-ups, §956 inclusions, §986(c) gains/losses, §987 gains/losses, subpart F income, ECI, etc.
  • Determine and maintain supporting documentation for §861 allocations to foreign source income
  • Prepare/review required elections and disclosures such as check-the-box elections, DCLs, etc.
  • Support M&A projects, including tax due diligence, review of tax sections in acquisition agreements, and post-acquisition integration/compliance
  • Monitor and analyze final and proposed tax legislation
  • Provide US-outbound tax planning support for international operations including repatriation strategies, foreign tax credit optimization and local country tax planning opportunities
  • Assist in tax controversy matters
  • Support process improvement initiatives to increase overall efficiency of the US International tax process
  • Ensure internal control processes over the US international tax function are properly performed and documented
  • Train, mentor and develop direct report(s)


Job Requirements

  • 12-15 years of progressive US international tax experience in Big 4 public accounting and/or publicly held multinational company
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; Masters in Taxation and/or CPA preferred
  • Significant experience in financial reporting and domestic compliance for US international tax matters, including Subpart F, GILTI, foreign tax credits, and repatriation of foreign earnings
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • People management experience
  • Resourcefulness and adaptability; self-motivated with ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Ability to explain complex tax concepts to non-tax stakeholders
  • Proficiency with Excel; experience with CorpTax and SAP a plus

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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