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Senior Director, Tax Controversy

Company: PayPal
Location: Chandler
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.PayPal Corporate Tax has an exciting executive-level opportunity for a Senior Director, Tax - Controversy & Policy, reporting to the VP, Tax. This role will be responsible for PayPal's U.S. federal and state income tax controversy matters (audits, appeals, litigation) reviewing technical positions and defense strategy, serving as PayPal's representative with the IRS and leading a team that interfaces with personnel from all areas of the Company to collect and analyze data necessary for audit defense. The role will coordinate and collaborate with subject matter experts across the global tax team on foreign controversy matters. This executive will be responsible not only for audit defense, but for strategic input on current initiatives to proactively mitigate future audit risk. This role will also be responsible for monitoring U.S. tax proposals (as well as global proposals including OECD BEPS/Pillars One & Two) and working with subject matter experts across the global tax team to determine the financial and operational impacts on PayPal. In this respect, the executive will develop advocacy strategy in coordination with the VP, Tax and work closely with PayPal's Government Relations team to address PayPal's U.S. tax legislative priorities. You, the ideal candidate, will have the personal drive, passion, and enthusiasm to both understand and successfully navigate a fast-growing company in a rapidly evolving marketplace. You will have a hands-on and entrepreneurial style - one that looks to become personally involved in all elements of managing your functional responsibility, and who seeks to develop like-minded future leaders with similar capabilities. You are a strategic thinker, able to define and develop a clear picture of future direction and objectives for the function and develop a comprehensive implementation plan.This is a highly visible position with direct contact with PayPal management and business leaders.Primary ResponsibilitiesActively manage PayPal's U.S. income tax controversy matters, interfacing with the IRS and working with other tax subject matter experts to develop audit defense strategy.Partner with SMEs regarding foreign audits, ensure consistency in approach between domestic and foreign audits, where appropriate.Monitor U.S. tax proposals (as well as global proposals including OECD BEPS/Pillars One & Two), work with tax subject matter experts to determine the financial and operational impacts on PayPal.Work closely with PayPal's Government Relations team to address PayPal's U.S. tax legislative priorities.Establish strong relationships, demonstrate organizational and interpersonal skills to build a collaborative environment and foster open communication.Interface with high level personnel throughout the global organization.Provide leadership and proactive direction in the areas of tax strategy, structure, planning and compliance.Shape a culture of excellence, integrity, and accountability for a growing controversy team.Interact effectively with PayPal finance leaders, corporate partners, and members of the tax department. Job Requirements15+ years of progressive tax experience in a fast paced, high growth environment. Corporate tax department experience required, financial services and/or technology industry experience preferred.Tax planning and strategy experience preferred. Exposure to international structures, business models, and global complexity required.Experience partnering closely with all aspects of tax management including U.S. federal income tax law, international income tax law, state and local tax law, sales and use tax law, SEC/FASB accounting rules and how those rules compare to tax regulations in numerous jurisdictions.Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills required, with the ability to plan and execute at strategic and tactical levels.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively relate tax issues to non-tax personnel and especially skilled at communicating with upper management.Ability to maintain productive work partnerships and manage a high-performing team with a matured approach to leadership and problem solving.Strong creative and analytical thought process, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent prioritization and organizational skills.Organizationally savvy. Able to challenge the status quo respectfully, and act as a catalyst within the organization. Confident but personable individual, able to work collaboratively inside and outside the tax department and build bridges at all levels of the enterprise.A superior work ethic and dedication to the highest work quality and job excellence.Proficiency with MS Office, in particular, PowerPoint and ExcelA good sense of humor Preferred Education J.D. required, MBA, LLM or Master's degree in finance a plus.Our Benefits:At PayPal, we're committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can't do this without our most important asset-you. That's why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit Who We Are: Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit 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 part of PayPal's commitment to employees' health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.R0088821

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