Who We Are

 SimpliSafe is a leading innovator in the DIY security industry with one mission:  to make every home secure.  We believe in democratizing home safety.  As our co-founder Chad Laurans aptly put it, “you shouldn’t have to ask permission to secure your home.  You should be able to do it yourself.”

 SimpliSafe protects over 3 million Americans and we’re growing at a rapid pace.  We pride ourselves in being daring innovators, humble cooperators, and data driven thinkers.  We go wherever the best idea leads us, work selflessly to get the best outcomes for our customers, and constantly analyze & reevaluate our efforts. 

The Job

The Senior Director, Tax will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will fill a key leadership position that oversees all areas of the global tax function.  This position will also be responsible for strategic and operational aspects of all domestic and international tax matters, while keeping the Company compliant with various local, state, federal and international tax regulations.  This is a unique opportunity to build out the tax function in a hyper growth, private equity backed company expanding globally.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Provide strategy for domestic and international tax risk management to senior management
  • Manage and maintain compliance of all company tax requirements and deadlines
  • Ensure all tax-related positions are well documented and in line with technical tax guidance
  • Review annual domestic and international tax returns, as well as recurring tax provision calculations
  • Research complex tax matters and effectively communicate results to senior management and/or department leaders
  • Assess the tax impact of strategic initiatives in partnership with internal stakeholders
  • Oversee the compliance of all indirect taxes such as sales and use tax, franchise tax, property tax, and credits and incentives
  • Evaluate potential impact of tax legislation on the Company and recommend proper course of action
  • Review and manage transfer pricing policies and procedures
  • Develop, monitor and test internal controls over income tax reporting
  • Oversee and review company’s R&D tax credit calculations prepared by external consultants
  • Design and implement tax savings strategies for both effective tax rate reduction and cash taxes for both domestic and foreign entities
  • Manage federal and state tax audits and inquiries

What You’ll Need: 

 

  • Master of Science in Tax; CPA certification required
  • 12-15+ years with a mix of public/private tax experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex tax matters with simplicity and clarity to non-experts across the company
  • Ability to research and communicate complex technical tax issues and document results
  • Strong tax foundation and knowledge of tax laws and regulations
  • Experience with international tax matters

 

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