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Director of Global Tax




Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas

Director of Global Tax

Build and manage Global Tax at Flexport

The opportunity:

Our Finance and Accounting Team collaborates as a strategic partner to clients, partners and all internal departments.  The company transacts around the world with on-the-ground operations teams in the US, EU and APAC.  As our revenue and business complexity grows, we need a highly-experienced Tax leader to build out and maintain all things tax at Flexport.

You will:

  • Own and direct all aspects of taxation with the company, including strategy, planning, financial reporting and compliance.
  • Prepare or review all assigned U.S. and foreign corporate income tax, indirect tax, and information returns.
  • Oversight of the tax returns for the Company’s international subsidiaries
  • Responsible for accounting for income taxes (ASC 740) in the US and International subsidiaries
  • Coordination of accounting for income taxes for international subsidiaries with third party vendors
  • Head the development of effective and operationally sound tax strategies to reduce the overall tax burden of the consolidated group of companies.  
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of intercompany arrangements between subsidiaries.
  • Responsible for transfer pricing and management fee arrangements.
  • Partner with payroll function for all employee-related tax issues, including payroll taxes, T&E, and stock-based comp.
  • Partner with global mobility team to advise on employee relocations.
  • Manage and direct outside tax consultants.
  • Coordinate with external auditors

You should have: 

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in a Big 4 public accounting firm, law firm, and/or multi-national public company corporate tax department.
  • Freight forwarding industry experience preferred, but not required.
  • Must possess the ability to think strategically while also engaging in day-to-day tactical details.
  • Experience and successful performance of  international tax planning, compliance, and return preparation for both US and International locations.
  • Skill in developing and execution of tax planning and risk reduction strategies.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of U.S. federal direct income tax issues.
  • Understanding of indirect and international tax.
  • CPA a plus.
  • Masters in Tax or Juris Doctor / LLM a plus.
  • Passionate about tax, finance, logistics and international trade!

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 116 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

Don’t be! Many of us were once in your shoes. 

Global trade is an infinitely fascinating but highly complex industry, where purchasing decisions are made every day rather than on an annually recurring basis. Don’t worry, you won’t need to become the world’s expert on ocean freight (we already hired that guy). We’ll look to you to apply your deep understanding of our key audiences, the funnel, and how to meet a digitally connected audience where they are. 

It’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move this industry forward. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success. 

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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