Director of Information Reporting in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/18/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/18/2019
  • Job ID:
    R0046138

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.

The Director of Information Reporting is a subject matter expert that will lead global corporate compliance functions (CRS, FATCA, 1099, 1042) to ensure compliant data collection, reporting processes, and filings with each jurisdiction.

The Director will implement information reporting system enhancements and process improvements that provide holistic solutions for data collection, tax documentation, information reporting and withholding taxes.

The successful candidate will be able to research and identify various information reporting issues and clearly articulate findings to management through written communications or verbal presentations. The Director will uphold and continue to develop strong cross functional partnerships with internal stakeholders, external tax advisors and tax authorities.

The Director will lead a team of information reporting specialists comprised of a Sr. Manager, analyst and project management personnel.  In addition, the role will require the coordination and oversight of Information Reporting specialists in the Customer support function. The Director will also lead information reporting working groups of various stakeholders from across the company.  The team will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Provide advice on operational impacts and implementation of global tax information legislation and requirements.
  • Monitor and determine the effectiveness of relevant systems and procedures through proactive assurance monitoring.
  • Provide support to product development, business and operational units to ensure compliance with existing information reporting requirements as well as new laws and regulations.
  • Provide recommendations as appropriate for upgrades, modifications, development of new systems and integrate new business units created internally or acquired.
  • Propose, design and develop systems, standards, and operational procedures.
  • Coordinate the filing of information reporting returns and determine their completeness.
  • Provide advice and direction to internal personnel with responses to Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) notices, assessments, and requests for information.
  • Manage IRS and other state and foreign jurisdictions information reporting audits.

Qualifications

Minimum ten years of information reporting experience within a corporate and/or consulting environment.

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or equivalent experience.  JD degree preferred.

Strong project and people management skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to communicate well with various levels of management at the senior and executive levels.

Experience working with the IRS and other regulatory officials.


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.

R0046138

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