Director of Tax at Udemy
San Francisco, CA, US
Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Director of Tax will oversee all tax related matters including income tax accounting, tax compliance, and tax planning and strategy.  This role will require a technical hands on candidate that is detail oriented, with strong organizational and communication skills. This newly created position will be crucial in guiding the Company through strategic tax planning, compliance related projects and audit readiness as the Company embarks on the next stage of growth and operational maturity. The ideal candidate is a big-picture, strategic thinker with a roll-up their sleeves and execute mindset, strong technical and analytical skills, and demonstrated acumen in both domestic and international tax. This is a key leadership role and will require collaboration across Finance and cross-functional leadership teams.
About You
You are a proactive thought leader who can initiate and drive a wide variety of value-creation and operational efficiencies with a roll-up your sleeves and execute mindset. You are hardworking, detailed oriented and demonstrate both a strong sense of ownership and good business sense. You possess a strong collaborative approach and are able to build effective relationships with colleagues in Accounting, Treasury, FP&A, Legal as well as cross-functional departments. You have strong organizational and communication skills and are able to prioritize, plan, perform and communicate activities and findings both in written and verbal form to individuals, management and auditors. You take initiative and are able to work in a dynamic environment across all levels of management and across functions and geographies with minimal supervision. You are confident, energetic, demonstrate good judgment and are able to influence outcomes globally. You are driven and eager to learn and grow in your career.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

    • Responsible for all aspects of the Company’s US federal and global direct and indirect tax compliance and planning, and the accounting for income taxes under US GAAP
    • Develop and implement a global tax strategy and structure as the Company continues to expand its global footprint and present global tax strategies to executive management and leadership team
    • Design critical tax accounting processes and implement technology improvements related to tax compliance and reporting
    • Manage the tax function of the company including one staff, as well as consultants used to assist in tax preparation and complex tax matters
    • Establish and maintain formal tax policies, practices and procedures to ensure US GAAP compliance and strong internal controls
    • Develop and implement global indirect tax policies, procedures and internal controls for a large multi-national company
    • Manage indirect tax compliance requirements and related processes
    • Manage global transfer pricing strategy
    • Collaborate with external tax advisors located worldwide to implement global tax strategies
    • Forecasting and analysis of quarterly and annual effective tax rates
    • Drive the resolution of tax issues related to audits, mergers and acquisitions, and new business initiatives
    • Develop tax controls and document process to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
    • Provide guidance on proposed and enacted tax legislation, keeping abreast of tax law changes in the US and foreign jurisdictions to manage risk and identify potential planning opportunities
    • Work alongside the VP of Finance, Corporate Controller, Treasury, FP&A, Legal and other cross-functional leaders across the Company on projects related to challenges we will face as a growing, multi-national Company

We’re excited about you because you have:

    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance
    • Minimum of 10-12 years of tax experience and international tax experience, in public accounting or multi-national corporate tax departments, with 3 at least years in a director or head of tax role
    • Strong understanding and working knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting for income taxes
    • Strong technical knowledge of income tax, accounting for income taxes (e.g. ASC 740, ASC 450)
    • Track record of managing service providers to ensure work is completed on time, with quality, and on budget
    • Professional and positive communication and organizational skills, including an ability to clearly explain complex concepts to non-accounting personnel
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to plan and execute at strategic and tactical levels
    • Public accounting and public company experience preferred
    • Experience working with foreign offices or subsidiaries preferred
We believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, more than 30 million students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.
Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), and São Paulo (Brazil).

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