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Tax Controversy Manager in New York - Barrow St at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/21/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/21/2021
  • Job ID:
    R0072563

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.

PayPal Corporate Tax has an exciting opportunity for a Manager assisting with income tax controversy, responsible for coordinating income tax audits, meeting with taxing authorities on a regular basis, researching and defending tax positions, and interfacing with personnel from all areas of the Company to collect and analyze data necessary for tax audit defense. You must be a self-starter with the ability to operate independently and manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines. The position reports into the Director – Tax Controversy, and can be based in New York, New York and San Jose, California.

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 325 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 a Manager assisting with income tax controversy, responsible for coordinating income tax audits, meeting with taxing authorities on a regular basis, researching and defending tax positions, and interfacing with personnel from all areas of the Company to collect and analyze data necessary for tax audit defense.  You must be a self-starter with the ability to operate independently and manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines.  The position reports into the Director – Tax Controversy, and can be based in New York, New York and San Jose, California.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with PayPal’s tax compliance and provision, transfer pricing and tax planning teams to ensure PayPal’s tax audits are properly managed, and to provide regular updates regarding audit status
  • Support the day-to-day operations of US federal income tax audits;
  • Review and respond to Information Document Requests from taxing authorities;
  • Interact with tax colleagues on a regular basis to understand, discuss, and assist in bringing resolution to complex income tax issues;
  • Build relationships with internal Finance, Legal, HR, and business leaders as well as external advisors to ensure complete and timely flow of information to Tax and effective resolution of tax audits;
  • Coordinate with subject matter experts (SMEs) as well as conduct research on a broad range of US domestic, international and transfer pricing tax matters to support positions taken on tax returns;
  • Coordinate with SMEs to consider impact of legislative and other relevant changes to tax audits; and
  • Administratively support global tax controversy matters.

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years of relevant experience with the IRS, law firm or accounting firm, industry experience in technology a plus;
  • Strong foundation of income tax technical knowledge with experience evaluating and advising on tax positions;
  • Self-motivated with good project management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to successfully communicate tax positions to tax authorities and status of tax audits to management;
  • Thorough and detail-oriented;
  • Collaborate successfully with team members;
  • Critical thinker with ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and able to manage multiple projects and prioritize work; and
  • Proven ability to think strategically while also managing day-to-day details.

Education:

  •  MST, JD and/or LLM preferred.

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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