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Corporate Tax Planning Manager in Singapore at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/3/2020

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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 a Tax Manager in APAC, responsible for providing support for all tax matters related to PayPal’s business operations in China and other APAC countries. In this position, you will support China tax planning, implementation, and defense of initiatives and transactions in China and other APAC countries, as well as supervise local compliance and income tax provision processes in China and other APAC countries.

This is a hands-on individual contributor role. In this position, you will be expected to proactively 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, will report to the Senior Director Tax, APAC. The person will be part of a team and the position is based in Singapore with travel to China, the APAC region, and the US. This is a highly visible position with direct contact with PayPal China management and business leaders and other APAC countries.

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

  • Assisting Senior Director Tax, APAC in providing advice to PayPal’s China and other APAC business for all initiatives, transactions, product roll-outs and commercial arrangements
  • Supporting regional tax planning and strategy, including reorganization and repatriation planning for China and other APAC countries
  • Supporting tax controversy, including researching issues under exam, drafting responses to, and preparing models of potential outcomes of controversy matters for China and other APAC countries

What does Success Look Like?  

  • Collaborating with other groups within the Tax Department to determine end-to-end tax impact of initiatives
  • Building strong relationships in addition to providing timely and relevant support to the business as well as other internal stakeholders
  • Coordinating the preparation of income tax returns with local tax providers and review returns

About You  

  • You have 12-15 years of relevant experience
  • Corporate tax experience with a large multinational company strongly preferred
  • You have a good working knowledge of taxes in China and the broader APAC region, and with the current OECD BEPS framework, especially on transfer pricing, ideally as it relates to the digital economy
  • You have a University degree, ideally in Accounting, Law or Tax
  • You have an acute awareness of group and local accounting needs
  • You are self-motivated with strong project management skills
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the 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

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