PayPal Senior Analyst, Transfer Pricing in San Jose, California

Senior Analyst, Transfer Pricingin San Joseat PayPal

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

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  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 7/30/2018

  • Job ID: R0034976

About Us


At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. It is our duty and privilege to be customer champions and put those we serve at the center of everything we do.

We are one team that respects and values diversity of thought for everyone, everywhere, and we actively seek to create an energizing workplace that brings out the best in all of us. If you’re ready to shape the future of money, join the team at PayPal. We're proud to work here. You will be too.

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 244 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.

This position will be based in San Jose, California reporting to the Senior Manager of Transfer Pricing (TP) for APAC and EMEA in PayPal’s Tax Department. As a member of a 5-person TP team, the successful candidate will provide day-to-day support with respect to the TP function in APAC and EMEA including assistance with compliance, controversy, and business planning initiatives.

This position will be based in San Jose, California reporting to the Senior Manager of Transfer Pricing (TP) for APAC and EMEA in PayPal’s Tax Department. The individual would be part of a 5-person TP team. The TP team at PayPal develops global TP policies for the company, implements and maintains cost sharing structures and Platform Contribution Transactions (PCT), provides transfer pricing planning and Advanced Price Agreement (APA) support, forecasts transfer pricing payments for provision purposes, monitors foreign entities’ profitability, maintains intercompany agreements, prepares and reviews transfer pricing documentation, supports TP audits, and assists all business units on intercompany pricing related matters.

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Senior Manager of TP with oversight of the TP function in APAC and EMEA, including assistance with the development and maintenance of the TP strategy on key business planning initiatives;

  • Work with business and functional leaders to ensure that the TP policies are aligned with the strategic corporate and tax objectives of the PayPal group;

  • Assist with the identification of tax planning opportunities resulting from changes in business, operations, or regulatory requirements;

  • Together with the Senior Manager of TP, be a regional TP contact for questions related to various business initiatives, intercompany pricing policies, TP models, IP migrations, intercompany agreement needs, and business integrations;

  • Preparation of APAC and EMEA TP reports required under OECD BEPS Action Item 13, including conducting and documenting APAC and EMEA functional analysis interviews, reviewing tested party financials, and comparable company searches;

  • Review intercompany cross-charges, intercompany agreements, and TP calculations prepared by Accounting and regional Shared Services teams to ensure transfer pricing policies are met;

  • Assist with the ongoing review of international TP specific reserves on a quarterly basis, to ensure such reserves are reasonable and aligned to the facts of our business; and

  • Provide transfer pricing support in various APAs, appeals, litigations, and audits in the APAC and EMEA region.

Job Requirements: REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • 4 to 6 years of related transfer pricing experience (Big 4 or Financials Services experience a plus);

  • Deep understanding of transfer pricing principles, theory and interpretation;

  • Strong analytical skills (hands-on excel modelling experience a plus);

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral;

  • Strong project management skills;

  • Team player and self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision;

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills (SAP/BW experience a plus); and

  • This job requires international travel up to 10% each year.

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.


Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.