Hiring Tax Manager | ShipBob

Tax Manager


Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



Keywords: remote oracle

As a member of the ShipBob Team, you will benefit from an environment where everything is achievable. We aim to be a place where you can:

  • Write Your Career Story.  Because we are solving some of the most difficult problems in global commerce, you have the opportunity to write the story that will make your career.
  • Experience Global Impact and Global Connection.  At ShipBob we benefit from diverse cultures and perspectives in service of the global community.
  • Grow With An Ownership Mindset. We believe that great innovation comes from great transparency.  We are more resilient and more creative when we have an inclusive and transparent culture where everyone knows our strengths and opportunities.

Title: Tax Manager

Role Description:

Join our dynamic and exciting start-up environment and gain outstanding experience for your tax resume! As a Tax Manager at ShipBob, you will have the opportunity to work in a broad range of tax areas and build your reputation as a global leader in tax.

The Tax Manager’s primary responsibility is to execute tax compliance and related reporting requirements for the global business, under the control and direction of the Tax Director and Asia-Pacific Controller.  The Tax Manager will utilize industry-standard accounting and software applications to deliver timely tax compliance solutions for all aspects of the business. The Tax Manager role is expected to grow, and will have increasing responsibilities for the planning and delivery of safe, simple, and accurate tax compliance around the globe. The Tax Manager will have exposure to all aspects of the logistics industry, and can expect to develop broad and deep experience in this expanding field.   

The Accounting team at ShipBob is highly-qualified and motivated to provide a positive, flexible working and learning environment for team members. The Tax Manager will report into a small team with more than 50 combined years of experience in tax, and will gain exposure to the hottest issues in the field.    

What you’ll do:

  • Preparation and/or support of the review and submission of US and non-US tax filings, including:

    • US Federal Forms 1120, 1118, and 5471.
    • US State sales, franchise, excise, property, privilege and other taxes.
    • UK, Australia, Spain income and related taxes.
    • Australia GST, Canada GST / HST / PSTs, UK & Other European VATs.
    • India CIT, MAT, GST.
  • Management and/or support of documentation for tax audits and ruling requests, potentially including:

    • US income, sales, franchise, excise, privilege, property and other tax rulings.
    • Australia, UK, India, Canada and other income and GST or VAT audits.
    • India, Australia and other advanced rulings and US state disclosures.
  • Compilation of transfer pricing materials, including master file and CBC reporting. 

  • Development of responses to new ‘economic nexus’ and ‘digital services’ taxes.  

  • Preparation of tax accounting support, including:

    • Monthly tax journal entries.
    • Annual income tax provision.
    • Monthly, quarterly and annual budget tracking and reconciliations.
  • Detail-level review and oversight of outsourced tax and related functions.

  • Development of reporting and business solutions for tax matters affecting all aspects of the business.

  • Support of expansion planning and related tax risk analyses. 

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as necessary.

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Degree or equivalent experience in accounting, economics, law, or finance required; MBA, J.D., LL.M., or Masters Degree in Accounting or Tax preferred.

  • ACCA, CA, CPA, or similar certification preferred.

  • 5 - 10 combined years’ experience in accounting or tax expected; preference for experience with international professional services firms.

  • Experience with indirect taxes (US sales; Non-US VAT, GST, or similar) preferred.  

  • Required technical skills:

    • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
    • Command of MS Excel, Google Sheets or equivalent spreadsheet software (Experience with multivariable analysis using MS Access or pivot tabling preferred).
    • Experience with ERP applications (Netsuite / Oracle preferred).
  • Behavior skill set:

    • Tax technical aptitude, with interest and ability to learn new tax regulatory rules quickly.
    • Ability to work independently on assigned projects.
    • Run and focus to deliver complete results in short timeframes.
    • Capacity to manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis.
    • Organizational skills to design, implement and manage new compliance processes.
    • Creativity in reducing complexities and simplifying processes.
    • Interpersonal communication skills and humility.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams from many countries and cultures.
    • Resilience and patience in working on iterative and complex projects.
    • Responsibility in delivering safe  tax and related compliance methodologies consistent with the law in all jurisdictions.
    • Nimbleness in learning and incorporating new business information and knowledge into finance planning and compliance.

Reports to:  Director of Tax

Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical & Accidental Insurance
  • All Purpose Leave (casual & sick time): 12 days
  • Earned Leave: 15 days
  • Public Holiday: 12 days
  • Generous Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Quarterly Wellness Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work From Home Allowance
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Fun Culture >>>Check us out on Instagram (@lifeatshipbob)

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

About You:

At ShipBob, we’re looking to bring on board people who embody our core values:

  • Be Mission-Driven.   We want team members that are passionate about helping entrepreneurs improve their business, and bring that passion every day.
  • Be Humble. We have ambitious goals, and our team members understand that success or failure depends on us working together and leaving egos at the door.
  • Be Resilient. Logistics is a complicated business. So is software. We value team members that never give up and keep iterating until a problem is solved.
  • Be a Creative Problem Solver. As a startup, we value smart, innovative solutions to complex problems. We fall in love with the problem, not our “favorite” solution.
  • Be Safety Minded. It’s not just talk; it’s the way you work.

About Us: 

ShipBob is a cloud-based logistics platform that partners with over 7,000+ e-commerce businesses to help make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. We offer a full suite of fulfillment solutions for our merchants, including the ability to improve their transit times, shipping costs and deliver best in class experience to their customers. With an almost 100% accuracy rate in fulfilling orders and orders shipped on time, our merchants can count on us to deliver excellent service. 

As one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago with over $330M+ raised from blue-chip investors like Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, our goal is to continue to be the #1 best fulfillment technology in the industry. 

ShipBob provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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