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Senior Manager, Tax - EMEA in Madrid at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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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 a Senior Manager – EMEA Tax, responsible for providing support for all tax matters related to PayPal’s business operations in EMEA. In this position, you will supervise 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 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 reports into the Director-EMEA Tax, and is based in Luxembourg with periodic travel within continental Europe and to the UK.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist Director- EMEA Tax in providing tax support to PayPal’s EMEA business for all initiatives, transactions, product roll-outs and commercial arrangements
  • Coordinate with Corporate Development to support and/or execute M&A integration tax strategy and planning for newly acquired EMEA companies; track progress of integration initiatives, communicate with key stakeholders, escalate issues as required
  • Support EMEA tax planning and strategy
  • Support EMEA tax controversy, including researching issues under audit, drafting responses to information requests and preparing models reflecting potential financial impacts
  • Collaborate with other functions within the 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

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.  Corporate tax department experience with a large multinational company strongly preferred
  • Experience in acquisition and integration planning strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with current OECD BEPS guidance and country by country reporting
  • Self-motivated with strong 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  


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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