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Senior Manager, M&A Tax in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/9/2019

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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 267 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 an experienced, dynamic M&A tax professional to support PayPal’s acquisitions and investments globally. This role will coordinate and work closely with the Corporate Development, Legal, Treasury, Accounting and Tax teams and will be expected to proactively identify needs, risks, and opportunities to bring additional value to PayPal. The role requires a self-starter able to operate independently in a fast-paced environment, and manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines across various jurisdictions. The Senior Manager will be based at PayPal HQ in San Jose, CA and will report to the Director, M&A Tax.

  • Coordinate tax due diligence for potential US and foreign acquisitions and investments
  • Identify potential tax issues through review of the target’s tax returns, financial information, legal agreements and other relevant information
  • Review stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, asset purchase agreements and other relevant agreements from a tax perspective
  • Assist with the development and implementation of acquisition and post-acquisition integration step plans; manage and execute related tax work streams
  • Review intercompany agreements
  • Draft and maintain documentation of transactions, related tax positions and disclosures
  • Research and analyze the latest developments in US and international tax legislation
  • Assist with other tax projects as needed 


  • 8-10 years of M&A experience in public accounting, law firm and/or industry (some industry experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, and prioritize deliverables to meet timelines
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with a pragmatic approach to resolving issues and providing advice
  • Excellent interpersonal/collaboration skills, in addition to excellent written, oral and presentation skills to clearly communicate complex tax issues to non-tax audiences
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity
  • Proficiency with tools such as Power Point, MS Word and Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • JD/LLM, Masters in Taxation 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.



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