Tax Manager, EMEA in Luxembourg at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

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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 254 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 Tax Manager in EMEA, responsible for providing support for all tax matters related to PayPal’s business operations in the region. In this position, you will support planning (foreign and domestic), implementation, and defense of initiatives and transactions, as well as supervise local compliance and income tax provision processes. This role is hands on – in this position, you will be expected proactively to identify needs, risks, and opportunities and bring additional value to PayPal. You will become a trusted advisor to senior PayPal personnel 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. The position, as an individual contributor, reports to the Director Tax, EMEA. The person will be part of a small team, working alongside senior colleagues, and the position is based in Luxembourg with occasional travel throughout the region and to the US. This is a highly visible position with direct contact with PayPal management and business leaders.

A typical day for the Tax Manager, EMEA will include:

  • Assisting Director Tax, EMEA in providing foreign tax support to PayPal’s EMEA business for all initiatives, transactions, product roll-outs and commercial arrangements
  • Supporting regional tax planning and strategy, including repatriation planning
  • Supporting regional tax controversy, including researching issues under exam, drafting responses to IDR requests and tax protest letters, and preparing models of potential outcomes of foreign and domestic controversy matters

What does Success Look Like?  

  • Collaborating with other groups within the Tax Department to determine end-to-end tax impact of initiatives
  • Coordinating the preparation of income tax returns with local tax providers and review returns

About You  

  • You ideally have relevant corporate tax department experience with a large multinational company
  • You have good working knowledge of taxes in EMEA region, and with current OECD BEPS framework, especially on transfer pricing, ideally as it relates to the digital economy
  • You have a University degree or equivalent, ideally in Accounting, Law or Tax
  • You have awareness of group and local accounting needs
  • You are self-motivated with strong project management skills
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate effectively with team members
  • You are critical thinker, with the ability to work across regions and functions in a fast-paced environment
  • You have excellent written, oral and presentation skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex tax issues to non-tax audiences
  • You have proficiency with MS Office, in particular, Power Point and Excel

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.



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