A home is the biggest investment most people make, and yet, it doesn’t come with a manual. That's why we’re building the only app homeowners need to effortlessly manage their homes —  knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. With Thumbtack, millions of people care for what matters most, and pros earn billions of dollars through our platform. And as one of the fastest-growing companies in a $600B+ industry — we must be doing something right. 

We are driven by a common goal and the deep satisfaction that comes from knowing our work supports local economies, helps small businesses grow, and brings homeowners peace of mind. We’re seeking people who continually put our purpose first: advocating for pros and customers, embracing change, and choosing teamwork every day.

At Thumbtack, we're creating a new era of home care. If making an impact and the chance to do good inspires you, join us. Imagine what we’ll build together. 

Thumbtack by the Numbers

  • Available nationwide in every U.S. county
  • 80 million projects started on Thumbtack
  • 10 million 5-star reviews and counting
  • Pros earn billions on our platform
  • 1000+ employees 
  • $3.2 billion valuation (June, 2021) 

About the Accounting Team

The Accounting Team is a group of curious and hardworking individuals who are involved in all aspects of the business, ensuring we properly capture, account for, and record all the activities that occur as they occur.  In addition to our high standards for our financials, we are a team that is deeply committed to enabling innovation within the company while following sound policies, procedures and controls.

About the Role

As the Director of Tax, you’ll have the exciting opportunity to build a function, work across the business, and partner closely with finance, accounting, payroll, legal, product and engineering.  You will integrate yourself within these teams to build deep knowledge of our products and be the subject matter expert on all things tax, including but not limited to, sales & use tax, federal tax, state tax and some international tax, providing guidance to the business in all relevant areas. You’ll get to be a keystone in building out our tax team and will have the opportunity to grow while getting to make a huge impact on a high growth Company.  This individual will report to the VP Corporate Controller, having regular interaction with the Chief Financial Officer and presentations to the Audit Committee,


  • Lead and oversee completion of annual federal and state tax returns as well as foreign filings (operations in Canada and the Philippines)
  • Bring quarterly tax provision in-house in accordance with GAAP
  • Own all sales tax returns and build out scalable process
  • Assist with 1099, 3921 and other filings
  • Partner with international team on transfer pricing agreements and studies for foreign subsidiaries
  • Monitor legislative changes that might apply to Thumbtack and be proactive about addressing such changes
  • Responsible for all tax related audits
  • Build out and own strong SOX internal controls over accounting and reporting for significant taxes 
  • Provide proactive advice on tax implications related to business initiatives, M&A activities, and other strategic decisions
  • Collaborate with Finance, Legal, and other cross-functional teams to ensure tax considerations are integrated into business decisions
  • Act as a key point of contact for external tax advisors and regulatory authorities
  • Provide guidance across organization around domestic and international tax, including VAT, HST/GST, sales tax
  • Oversee special projects as required (E&P studies, 382 studies, deferred tax analysis, etc.)
  • Develop a clear tax strategy

What you’ll need

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • Be a builder, this is an amazing opportunity to put your mark on something big
  • Self-motivated-able to think independently, creatively, and opportunistically
  • Strong analytical and organization skills, with impeccable attention to detail
  • Passion for cross functional collaboration
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A CPA with 10 to 15+ years of experience in accounting,  including public accounting firm experience and publicly traded technology company
  • Proven track record in corporate income tax and indirect tax

Bonus points if you have 

  • Experience with Avalara is a plus
  • Domestic and international experience
  • Experience with Marketplace company
  • Experience with a Public company

Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live and work from any one of our approved locations across the United States, Canada or the Philippines.* Learn more about our virtual-first working model here.


Benefits & Perks
  • Virtual-first working model coupled with in-person events
  • 20 company-wide holidays including a week-long end-of-year company shutdown
  • Library (optional use collaboration & connection hub) in San Francisco
  • WiFi reimbursements 
  • Cell phone reimbursements (North America) 
  • Employee Assistance Program for mental health and well-being 

Learn More About Us

Thumbtack embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, state, or local law. We also will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable law. 

Thumbtack is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or disability during any part of the application process, please contact: recruitingops@thumbtack.com

If you are a California resident, please review information regarding your rights under California privacy laws contained in Thumbtack’s Privacy policy available at https://www.thumbtack.com/privacy/ .

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