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Sr Dir, Tax - Global Business Advisory in Austin, Texas, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/6/2022

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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 Corporate Tax has an exciting executive-level opportunity for a Senior Director, Tax - Global Business Advisory. This role will lead a team of tax professionals responsible for partnering with the business in the delivery of new businesses initiatives, transactions, and strategic changes, as well as day to day tax support. The Senior Director is responsible for continuously creating value by developing and maintaining optimized tax structures and processes and acts as a key advisor to PayPal executives on all tax matters. The position reports to the Vice President, Tax. You, the ideal candidate, will have the personal drive, passion, and enthusiasm to both understand and successfully navigate a fast-growing company in a rapidly evolving marketplace. You will have a hands-on and entrepreneurial style – one that looks to become personally involved in all elements of managing your functional responsibility, and who seeks to develop like-minded future leaders with similar capabilities. You are a strategic thinker, able to define and develop a clear picture of future direction and objectives for the function and develop a comprehensive implementation plan. This role is hands-on. You will be expected to proactively identify needs, risks, and opportunities to bring additional value to PayPal. You will become a trusted advisor to PayPal’s senior management and be responsible for maintaining close links to the business and developing strong client relationships with internal partners. You must be a self-starter with the ability to operate independently and manage multiple completing priorities and deadlines. This is a highly visible position with direct contact with PayPal management and business leaders.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Planning, implementation, and defense of transactions including intellectual property structures, treaty application, reinvestment of profits, withholding tax, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Tax Department to provide internal support to increase process efficiencies e.g., transfer pricing, provision, and compliance.
  • Establish strong relationships, demonstrate organizational and interpersonal skills to build a collaborative environment and foster open communication.
  • Interface with high level personnel throughout the global organization and outside consultants.
  • Provide leadership and proactive direction in the areas of tax strategy, structure, planning, policy, provision, controversy, and compliance.
  • Partner with SMEs regarding IRS audits and non-US tax audits.
  • Shape a culture of excellence, integrity, and accountability for global team.
  • Interact effectively with PayPal finance leaders, corporate partners, and members of the tax department.
  • A superior work ethic and dedication to the highest work quality and job excellence.
  • Corporate tax department experience required.

Job Requirements

  • 15+ years of progressive tax experience in a high-growth environment of similar or greater scale. Corporate tax department experience required, financial services and/or technology industry experience preferred.
  • Experience managing or partnering closely with all aspects of tax management including U.S. Federal income tax law, international income tax law, state and local tax law, sales and use tax law, SEC/FASB accounting rules and how those rules compare to tax regulations in numerous jurisdictions.
  • Exposure to international structures, business models, and global complexity required.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills required, with the ability to plan and execute at strategic and tactical levels.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively relate tax issues to non-tax personnel and especially skilled at communicating with upper management on a range of broad business plans.
  • Ability to maintain productive work partnerships and manage a high-performing team with a matured approach to leadership and problem solving.
  • Strong creative and analytical though process, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Organizationally savvy. Able to challenge the status quo respectfully, and function as a catalyst within the organization. He or she should be a confident and personable individual, with a controlled ego and humble manner, who is able to work collaboratively inside and outside the tax department and build bridges at all levels of the enterprise.
  • A superior work ethic and dedication to the highest work quality and job excellence.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, in particular PowerPoint and Excel
  • A good sense of humor

Preferred Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, JD, MBA and/or Masters Degree in Finance 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

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 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

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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