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Director, Tax

EasyPost

EasyPost

Accounting & Finance
Remote
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Founded in 2012, EasyPost is a YC unicorn whose mission is to make shipping simple for businesses, from garage startups to the Fortune 500. Shipping, now more than ever, is the backbone of the global economy, but integrating the technology-enabled operations of a modern business with the low-tech and complex shipping industry has always been a challenge. EasyPost solves this problem with the first developer-friendly REST API for shipping, and we continue to push boundaries and discover new ways to simplify shipping for all. Our team is rapidly growing, and this is the perfect time to get on board. Join us, and help build the shipping infrastructure of the future.
About the role:
The Director of Tax will lead global tax strategy and compliance for Easypost, a high-growth company with SAAS and Services revenue. This includes oversight of the income tax provision, quarter-end sales/use tax compliance, as well as long-term income tax planning strategies, M&A due diligence, and step plans.
What you will do:
o Manage tax compliance for both direct and indirect taxes including international operations.
o Develop and lead tax strategy, assessing the tax impact of strategic initiatives, and driving tax decisions that support business objectives.
o Provide thought leadership to modernize processes and build business cases for investment needed. Directly responsible for the success of projects.
o Implement transfer pricing strategy and update transfer pricing policies and related documentation.
o Manage worldwide GAAP tax provisions, tax reserves (FIN 48 & FAS 5), and related disclosures and ensure their accuracy with controls you design and oversee.
o Approve all judgments related to uncertain tax positions and valuation allowances.
o Ensure indirect tax compliance and provide strategic advice on sales/VAT and withholding tax considerations (payroll, customer, and vendor-related).
o Collaborate with Accounting, Treasury, and FP&A to optimize processes related to financial close, the timing of payments, offshore cash levels, and GAAP/Non GAAP tax rate forecasts.
o Oversee audits and lead discussions with authorities as it relates to potential audit findings and tax positions.
o Provide local tax requirements and review local financial statements to ensure timely and accurate statutory filings. Provide risk assessment and advice in M&A due diligence mergers/acquisitions to ensure there are no surprises as it relates to purchase accounting or tax rate impact Requirements.
o Manage, develop, and mentor team members, fostering a collaborative culture with a focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, and operational excellence skills.
About you:
o Bachelor’s degree
o Strong understanding of ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes; FIN 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, SOX 404 process controls, GAAP accounting and the Internal Revenue Code
o 10+ years of progressive and directly relevant experience in a multinational company or big 4 firm
o Technical hands-on experience must include international cost-sharing model, tax accounting for valuation allowances and uncertain tax positions, indirect taxes in multiple countries
o Must be able to evaluate risk and probability against business objectives
o Effective communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex tax issues and communicate them in a clear and succinct manner
o Able to create long-term vision and mitigating strategies – demonstrated ability to plan for multiple scenarios
o Big 4 experience and a Masters in Tax preferred
o Experience as a Lead for M&A Tax due diligence and purchase accounting (through implementation of step plan)
o SAAS and Services revenue experience
o NetSuite Proficiency a plus
What We Offer:
o Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
o Competitive compensation package and equity
o 401(k) match
o Monthly work from home stipend of $50 net
o Flexible work schedule and paid time off
o Collaborative culture with a supportive team
o A great place to work with unlimited growth opportunities
o The opportunity to make massive contributions at a hyper-growth company
o Make an impact on a product helping ship millions of packages per day
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"EasyPost is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law."
To be considered for this position, you must be authorized and based in the United States.