Overview:

SimpliSafe is looking for a Tax Manager who will establish and build a tax function on the Accounting & Finance team. The Tax Manager will report to the Controller and will be responsible for keeping the Company compliant with various local, state, and federal tax regulations. This role will also be responsible for developing global tax strategies and policies as the Company continues to expand across jurisdictions.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of building the function in a hyper growth, private equity backed company expanding globally. In this role you will:

  • Manage and maintain compliance of all company tax requirements
  • Manage, review and coordinate the preparation of all domestic and foreign income tax returns, extensions, quarterly estimates and recurring tax provisions
  • Track and reconcile federal and state income tax refunds, payments, credits and carryforwards for the business
  • Manage and review the preparation of the US sales & use tax returns and UK VAT filings, ensuring all returns are filed accurately and on a timely basis
  • Coordinate with Transfer Pricing tax consultants to update benchmarking and decide on the correct transfer pricing ratios annually
  • Work cross-functionally to assist SimpliSafe’s Permitting and Licensing Team with business license registrations, annual report filings, etc.
  • Ensure all state and local indirect tax returns are filed accurately and timely; including but not limited to local business tax filings, franchise tax filings, property tax returns and public information reports
  • Prepare account reconciliations on a monthly basis for all tax GL accounts to ensure financial statements are free of misstatement and prepared in accordance with GAAP
  • Act as the key liaison with external tax advisors and support third parties with any tax-related requests as needed; serve as the key contact for all state, local and federal tax-related inquiries and audits
  • Investigate, research and resolve any tax notifications as needed and on a timely basis
  • Provide technical tax guidance to the accounting/finance team and support to the payroll and accounts payable teams regarding withholding taxes and 1099 reporting
  • Support CFO and Controller with special, ad-hoc projects as requested

 

About You:

You are a collaborative, intellectually quick self-starter who is energized in building high quality tax controls, strategies and procedures within a fast growing company. Your pro-active and organizational skills enable you to meet critical deadlines. Other qualifications include:

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in tax, accounting and/or compliance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Masters in Taxation and/or CPA preferred
  • Mix of public/private accounting experience preferred
  • Strong tax foundation and knowledge of tax laws and regulations
  • Exposure to ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes, and an understanding of basic accounting principles such as GAAP
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to translate accounting/tax details into plain business language and strip out the complexity
  • Ability to build solid relationships and establish credibility across all levels of the organization – must be a team player
  • A proven performer who is motivated, focused, passionate, and inspires confidence in employees and senior management, and
  • Highest level of integrity in all his/her dealings with people inside and outside the Company, exemplifying high moral and ethical behavior.

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