Director, Tax - Americas in New York at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    New York
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:

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 has an exciting opportunity for a Director, Tax - Americas. This role will be responsible for partnering with PayPal's US, Canada and Latam businesses in the delivery of new initiatives, transactions and strategic changes, as well as day to day tax support. The 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.

  • Oversight of all tax matters in respect of PayPal's Americas business.
  • Planning, implementation and defense of transactions including intellectual property structures, treaty application, repatriation, reinvestment of profits, withholding tax, acquisition integration, etc. 
  • Review of all global commercial contracts from an income tax perspective.
  • Collaboration with Provision and Compliance teams to ensure accurate reflection of transactions on financial statements/returns.
  • Collaborate across all functions at PayPal, including Controllership, Treasury, Legal, Product, etc.
  • Improve compliance processes as necessary.
  • Manage direct report.
  • Manage outside law firms and consultants.


  • Minimum 12+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • Strong understanding of U.S. international tax laws post TCJA.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively relate tax issues to non-tax personnel. 
  • Proven ability to lead major tax planning transactions in the US and internationally to create tax savings above and below the line.
  • Ability to translate tax advice into potential financial impacts.
  • Corporate tax department experience strongly preferred.
  • JD/LLM or CPA/MST preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office, in particular, Powerpoint, 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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at