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Manager, Tax in Luxembourg at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/16/2021

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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 305 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 – EMEA Tax, responsible for providing support for all tax matters related to PayPal’s business operations in EMEA.  The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising the local compliance and income tax provision processes, as well support planning, implementation, and defense of initiatives and transactions.

This role is hands on – you will be expected to proactively identify needs, risks, and opportunities to bring additional value to PayPal.  You will become a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders within PayPal 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 cope with conflicting priorities and deadlines.

The position reports into the Director - EMEA Tax, who is based in Luxembourg with periodic travel within continental Europe and to the UK. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of EMEA Tax in providing tax support to PayPal’s EMEA business across all initiatives, transactions, product roll-outs and commercial arrangements

  • Support EMEA tax planning and strategy

  • Support EMEA tax controversy, including researching issues under audit, drafting responses to requested information and preparing models reflecting potential financial impacts

  • Collaborate cross functionally within Global Tax Department to determine end-to-end tax impact of global initiatives

  • Coordinate the preparation of income tax returns with local tax providers and review returns

  • Coordinate local deliverables to U.S. tax consolidation team

This is a highly visible position with direct contact with PayPal management and business leaders. 

Job Requirements

  • Ideally 7 - 9 years of relevant experience pertaining to Corporate Tax function within a multinational setup is highly desired

  • Experience in acquisition and integration planning preferred

  • Self-motivated with proven track of project management skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate effectively with team members

  • Critical thinker, with the ability to work across regions and functions in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex tax issues to non-tax audiences

  • Proficiency with MS Office, in particular, Power Point and Excel

Preferred Education

Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance, Graduate degree in law or finance preferred.

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



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