Company Overview 

Farmers Business Network (FBN) is on a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers and rural communities around the world, transforming how the world farms with an integrated, technology-enabled agricultural platform.

We offer high ROI farm inputs, fintech and sustainability products and services powered by network data, and farm-tested insights from our global farmer community.  Our platform helps FBN members make confident decisions to ensure the economic viability of their farms, while also empowering them to be a part of the solution as the global community confronts its most pressing issues: providing food security for a growing population, transitioning to more sustainable agriculture, and responding to climate change.

We are a dynamic, innovative, and mission-driven AgTech company that offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as boundless career mobility. We are backed by top investors, including Fidelity, ADM, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek. We have been featured in these articles by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and were also named "One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World" by Fast Company Magazine.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Tax Director will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local corporate tax filing requirements, interfacing with taxing authorities, researching issues, and managing tax projects as assigned.

This position is a hybrid role and expected to be onsite in our Chicago office 2-3 days per week. 


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own all aspects of tax compliance, including US Federal, state and local filings coordinating with external advisory firms. FBN operates in multiple global jurisdictions that require coordination with local accountants and firms to ensure timely and efficient filings.
  • Oversee VAT tax issues on global purchases and sales and transfers of property and equipment. 
  • Drive the implementation of global tax strategies including transfer pricing, while considering IP and related implications. 
  • Provide subject matter expertise on corporate development activities including acquisitions, joint ventures and divestments
  • Coordinate with the accounting team on the preparation and review of property tax returns across multiple jurisdictions
  • Review FBN tax provision that is completed by an outside advisory firm.
  • Assess and consider completing tax projects to maximize and protect tax assets, including net operating losses and R&D tax credits.
  • Review, advise and provide guidance on tax issues with respect to 409A valuations, secondary transactions, and potential debt and equity transactions. 
  • Independently handle federal and state agency audit requirements
  • Collaborate with internal business partners, with substantial cross-functional teamwork with accounting, strategic finance, legal, product teams, and people team.
  • Own tax relationships with external providers, including transfer pricing, global tax compliance, tax provisions and special projects as needed. Current providers include Big 4 and local firms with a significant presence in North America. 
  • Manage one direct report handling indirect tax. 

What You'll Bring

  • 9+ years of progressive experience in tax
  • Ability to provide strategic direction on tax matters, while also being hands on. 
  • Experience working in operationally complex businesses, preferably with international experience. 
  • Excitement about working for a transformative company.
  • Experience in both public accounting and at a company that has gone through significant growth.
  • Comfort in working in global and cross-functional environments and able to navigate seamlessly between different functions, cultures and perspectives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication necessary to build strong relationships.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solid knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite and Avalara.
To understand the physical demands of this job, please click this link and refer to Template B.
 
The following represents FBN's reasonable estimate of the US national average base salary range for this role based on market data and placement of internal employees: $205,000-$252,000. This salary range may vary based on geography and the higher cost of labor in some metropolitan areas. 
 
Beyond Base Pay, FBN also offers all full-time/permanent employees competitive total compensation packages that include equity compensation, paid holidays plus an additional floating holiday, work flexibility including paid time off and remote work if your role is eligible, parental leave, benefits including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, wellbeing, short & long term disability, life insurance, 401k, HSA employer contributions, and more.
 
FBN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. FBN considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
 
We participate in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program here.
 
FBN is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known limitations for qualified applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance to complete this form or participate in an interview, please let us know.
 
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