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Tax Director



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

As a member of the ShipBob Team, you will benefit from an environment where everything is achievable. We aim to be a place where you can:

  • Write Your Career Story. Because we are solving some of the most difficult problems in global commerce, you have the opportunity to write the story that will make your career.
  • Experience Global Impact and Global Connection. At ShipBob we benefit from diverse cultures and perspectives in service of the global community.
  • Grow With An Ownership Mindset. We believe that great innovation comes from great transparency. We are more resilient and more creative when we have an inclusive and transparent culture where everyone knows our strengths and opportunities.

Title: Tax Director

Location: Remote in these states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, KY, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI

Role Description:

As the Tax Director at ShipBob, you will have the opportunity to manage the development and implementation of critical tax processes and controls, contributing to the company's growth trajectory.

The Tax Director’s primary responsibility is to guide tax strategy and ensure compliance for the global business, reporting to the Global Controller. The Tax Director is charged with applying knowledge to understand potential tax issues; recognizing and communicating potential risks and regulatory changes; and making top-level tax policy and process decisions across the multiple jurisdictions in which the Company does business. The Tax Director will have ownership of the tax provision and US GAAP accounting for taxes, overseeing both domestic and international tax functions. The Tax Director will have exposure to all aspects of the logistics industry and can expect to develop broad and deep experience in this expanding field.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and implement the organization’s tax strategy and policy and direct the overall planning and compliance function for federal, state, local, and international tax laws.
  • Manage tax compliance and statutory reporting across all jurisdictions in which ShipBob operates, focusing on US indirect tax, VAT, GST, local tax compliance, and other indirect taxes.
  • Manage the global tax team with a growth mentality, and mentor tax team members to promote a high-performance culture emphasizing collaboration, professional development, and strategic thinking.
  • Steer transfer pricing planning and administration for existing and new entities and locations, ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Plan, design, and monitor tax controls, ensuring robust processes and compliance measures are in place including evaluating the need for tax software and solutions.
  • Own tax planning initiatives to optimize the Company's tax assets and ensure an effective tax rate, collaborating with third-party advisors.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of US tax regulations and exhibit expertise in a range of tax domains, including US federal tax and GAAP accounting.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of tax accounting principles and regulations across various jurisdictions, staying updated on the latest developments and best practices.
  • Build and maintain solid working relationships with internal partners and peers, and external consultants and statutory auditors,
  • Manage outsourced tax advisors and related functions.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as necessary.

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Minimum 10+ years of U.S. federal, state and international corporate tax experience, either in-house with U.S. multinational corporations or in public accounting, preferably Big Four.
  • Bachelor’s degree in tax or equivalent; CPA, Masters in tax or J.D. in tax preferred.
  • Expertise in US tax regulations including indirect taxes and experience with global tax matters with a solid knowledge of current tax rules, U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting.
  • Broad understanding of U.S. corporate tax law with ability to develop tax strategy globally.
  • Experience with designing and executing safe tax and related compliance methodologies consistent with the law in all jurisdictions.
  • Behavior skill set:
    • Demonstrated ability to learn new tax and regulatory rules quickly.
    • Focus to deliver complete results and meet deadlines.
    • Capacity to manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis.
    • Creativity in reducing complexities and simplifying processes.
    • Solid management skills including interpersonal communication skills and humility.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with teams from many countries and cultures.
    • Resilience and patience in working on iterative and complex projects.
    • Nimbleness in learning and incorporating new business information and knowledge into finance and accounting planning and compliance.

ShipBob believes in transparency while providing a competitive total compensation package with a pay for performance approach. The expected base pay range for this position is $145,616- $242,694.

Classification: Salaried/Exempt

Reports to: VP, Global Controller

Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Basic Life Insurance
  • Paid Maternity/Parental Leave Program
  • Flexible Time Off Program
  • Paid Sick Leave and Paid Emergency Leave
  • Floating Holidays (2 days/year)
  • Wellness Days (1 day/quarter)
  • 401K Match
  • Competitive Salary, Performance Bonus & Equity
  • Variety of voluntary benefits, such as, short term disability
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Fun Culture >>> Check us out on Instagram (@lifeatshipbob)

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

About You:

At ShipBob, we’re looking to bring on board people who embody our core values:

  • Be Mission-Driven. We want team members that are passionate about helping entrepreneurs improve their business, and bring that passion every day.
  • Be Humble. We have ambitious goals, and our team members understand that success or failure depends on us working together and leaving egos at the door.
  • Be Resilient. Logistics is a complicated business. So is software. We value team members that never give up and keep iterating until a problem is solved.
  • Be a Creative Problem Solver. As a startup, we value smart, innovative solutions to complex problems. We fall in love with the problem, not our “favorite” solution.
  • Be Safety Minded. It’s not just talk; it’s the way you work.

About Us:

ShipBob is a cloud-based logistics platform that partners with thousands of e-commerce businesses to help make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. We offer a full suite of fulfillment solutions for our merchants, including the ability to improve their transit times, shipping costs and deliver a best in class experience to their customers.

As one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago backed by blue-chip investors like Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, our goal is to continue to be the best fulfillment technology in the industry.

ShipBob provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.