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Senior Tax Manager

San Francisco, CA 94102

Posted: 07/27/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 381012

Job Description

Senior Tax Manager (Indirect Tax)
Our client is the world’s leading AR technology company, sparking creative and engaging journeys in the real world. Their products inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and meaningful social interaction.  

LOCATION: Offices in LA, SF, Seattle and Sunnyvale.  They are coming into the office two days a week (M&W) but have flexibility with start and end time.  If you live in the Southbay you do have the option to work out of the Sunnyvale office but there is a preference for the candidates to primarily work out of the San Francisco office.  

The Company's Tax Team seeks and Senior Manager, Indirect Tax to assist the existing Tax Team with primarily indirect taxes (VAT, Sales Tax, etc.) and other types of taxes, as well as to become a strong contributor toward building a world-class Tax Department.

We are seeking an energetic, motivated, and driven Senior Tax Manager to join our Tax team in San Francisco. This position will be responsible for supporting Company's global tax operations, including global indirect tax planning, compliance, reporting and other special projects. Due to the fast-paced and high growth nature of the Company, the candidate must be self-driven, detail oriented, have strong organization and communication skills, and a willingness to roll up their sleeves.

Within the Tax Team, we ensure that the company succeeds in a competitive global market by working cross-functionally to keep the business running smoothly.

  • Team with internal departments such as the Sponsorship, Marketing and Events teams to support Company initiatives from an indirect tax perspective, as well as supporting other business initiatives such as merchandise, etc., with respect to indirect taxes.
  • Calculate and prepare various indirect tax related journal entries for our month end close process.
  • Lead and review, with external advisors, the preparation of state and foreign indirect tax returns, including assisting with audits and inquiries by tax authorities.
  • Manage the applicability of other indirect taxes such as digital service taxes to Company’s revenue streams.
  • Manage other indirect taxes such as San Francisco Gross Receipts and property taxes, etc., including the audits of these taxes.
  • Communicate regularly with internal teams such as the Accounting team and various departments.
  • Assist the Tax team as with certain income tax related matters.
  • Prepare/review quarterly tax accounts reconciliations.
  • Required in-office Monday and Wednesday.

  • You are either a CPA, or a CPA candidate.
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting/Finance with a strong academic record.
  • You have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience working with indirect taxes in either the tax department of a company or in public accounting.
  • You are proficient in accounting, such that you are able to independently prepare journal entries and accurately account for Company's various indirect taxes.
  • You have a familiarity with Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with Netsuite preferred.
  • You have demonstrated business judgment, and the ability to analyze the costs/benefits of proposed resolutions to tax related problems.
  • You have experience working with diverse, cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous interactions with others.

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $170,000-$210,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 

The role reports to Ray Naughtin.  Ray has strong experience (previous experience as Head of Tax for both Wish and AppDynamics.  Started his career in public accounting and was a Senior Manager at EY and a partner at a small CPA firm) and prides himself on being a great mentor, always making himself available to answer any questions they may have, doesn’t micromanage and believes in promoting his staff from within (there are multiple examples of this). 

This is a replacement position but the previous candidate left in good standing and had nothing but positive things to say about the team and culture.  Niantic used to have a 100% remote work environment, but recently changed to a hybrid work environment.  Therefore, the previous candidate wanted to continue working for a company that offered a 100% remote role and she found one. 

This is an individual contributor role.  As the company grows the goal is for this manager to add headcount and become a people manager.

Base + Bonus + RSU’s

Absolutely!  Niantic believes in growing staff and promoting people from within.  For example on the tax team Ray joined as the Senior Director of Tax and he was promoted to VP of Tax.  Jeanett joined as a Senior Manager of Tax and she was promoted to Director.  The incumbent joined as a senior tax accountant and was promoted to Manager.

  • Robust vision, dental, healthcare including 100% paid employee healthcare
  • OneMedical same-day healthcare
  • 16 weeks of parental leave for parents
  • Parental leave transition assistance by Cleo
  • Mental healthcare on-demand by Spring Health
  • 401k Match
  • Cell-phone, gym, and internet stipend
  • Employer discounts via PerkSpot
  • Attend Niantic community events - one day per quarter
  • SoFi & Personal Capital personal financial advisement
  • Wellness activities including yoga and meditation
  • 100% of premiums for long term and short term disability and life insurance
  • Unlimited sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks all day, every day
  • Referral bonuses
  • Equity in Niantic
  • Volunteer off-sites
  • Affinity Groups

1st round:  30 min Zoom interview with Ray
2nd round: Panel interview w/team and cross functional business partners
3rd round:  Ray potentially may resync with the candidate

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