Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services include mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable.

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do. We are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the value in each person's perspective and recognize their talents, regardless of what the market says. We believe it's important to nurture a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion—from employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.

A Better opportunity

Our Accounting and Finance team is seeking a strategic-minded professional and experienced tax expert to join our team. Reporting to the VP, Corporate Controller, this role offers the unique opportunity to directly impact Better’s growth trajectory by standing up its tax function. You will lead the company’s efforts around federal, state and local tax returns, tax withholdings, tax credits, and assist in tax planning and strategy by creating and overseeing processes in alignment with best practices. You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with tax advisors and an instrumental contributor. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee federal, state and local income taxes returns, audits and withholding and ensure tax compliance in all jurisdictions
  • Calculate tax provision, tax assets and liabilities and maintain tax related disclosures under US GAAP
  • Analyze international tax planning, oversee transfer pricing policies, and assist with the impacts of international tax on the US tax provision
  • Build a deep understanding of the business, including regular interactions with key partners (Legal, HR, etc.), in order to assist with researching potential tax risks
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments and create strategies to capitalize on changes to taxation legislation
  • Build and maintain effective control procedures over tax processes in alignment with best practices
  • Build relationships and interact with Tax advisors and preparers to provide excellent planning, consulting and expertise
  • Maintain relationships with State and Local authorities relating to grants, credits and other government assistance programs
  • Liaise with Better colleagues in Talent, Compliance and other departments as needed

About You:

  • Demonstrated experience in corporate tax with at least two years within the tax department of a public accounting firm (Big 4 a plus)
  • Strong understanding of ASC 740 and relevant financial reporting requirements
  • Experience submitting tax returns on a Federal, State and Local level (International, a plus)
  • Strong understanding of complex multinational tax environments.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willingness to "roll up your sleeves"
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Google Docs
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and organize efficiently with minimal daily management

 

This role is a remote-mode position. This role does not have a regulatory or functional requirement to be in the office. There is no in-office requirement for this role. 

For Colorado-based candidates*: Minimum salary of $189k + bonus potential, equity, and benefits.

*Disclosure of minimum annual salary required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) for opportunities in Colorado.

Better is requiring all US employees to be fully vaccinated to go into the office. Our priority is first and foremost the safety of our employees, and we require COVID-19 vaccination to help ensure their safety in the workplace. Please note that Better will offer a reasonable accommodation process for employees who are not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

The Better mission is rooted in values that drive us.

  • We do what’s in the best interest of the consumer, not ourselves
  • We have growth mindsets, not fixed ones
  • We believe that success lies in execution, not credentials
  • We act like owners, not just employees
  • We work to find answers on our own, not wait for them to be given to us
  • We optimize for mission, not ego

Better Benefits & Compensation

Our total rewards package consists of base salary, equity, benefits, and the opportunity for a yearly cash bonus. Some of our benefits include:

  • Comprehensive healthcare, retirement, and voluntary benefits. Think medical, dental, vision, savings accounts, 401k, and more
  • Personalized care and tools for realizing your mental health and wellness goals
  • Robust wellbeing offerings that allow you  unlimited access to virtual fitness, meditation, yoga, cooking classes, homeschooling preparedness, physical therapy, and more
  • Unlimited time off (with manager approval)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after 90 days of employment, and 20 weeks after 24 months of service
  • Inclusive fertility benefits for you or your eligible dependents, regardless of participation in a Better medical plan

Better is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements.

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Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Better is required to inform California residents who are our job applicants or prospective talent (together "job applicants") about the categories of personal information we collect about you and the purposes for which we will use this information. The notice contains disclosures required by the CCPA and applies only to personal information that is subject to the CCPA.

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At Better, we are committed to diversity and inclusion and creating an environment of growth for all of our employees. We recognize the unquestionable value of building a truly diverse workforce and the power of diverse perspectives necessary to achieve our mission of accessible homeownership. This is why we are committed to utilizing actionable data to inform our strategies to make sure we attract, retain and develop talent from all backgrounds, including underrepresented minorities.

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