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Global Head of Tax

Company: Wayfair LLC
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Wayfair is looking for an experienced Global Head of Tax who can grow and scale their expertise with the needs of our rapidly growing business. At Wayfair, we move extremely fast with a laser focus on customer success. That means we need adaptable doers who are great at engaging with stakeholders, are sharp analytical thinkers with the technical expertise to solve problems, and are flexible multi-taskers who will flourish in a role with considerable autonomy and visibility.

With Wayfair's continued rapid growth and profitability comes the need to maximize our earnings. You'll have the opportunity to shape strategy for and build a key function at a rapidly growing global technology company that recently transitioned to profitability. The role will partner closely with senior stakeholders across the business to develop tax strategies for the future. In this role, you'll provide direction and oversight for global tax accounting, compliance, and planning.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and implement tax planning strategies to reduce tax expense, eliminate tax exposures, minimize audit deficiencies, and maintain a competitive effective tax rate
  • Build strategic tax framework for international expansion and investments
  • Maximize tax loss carryforwards, bonus depreciation, R&D tax credits and other tax minimization strategies we could pursue
  • Assume expertise for new and emerging tax issues, both domestically and internationally
  • Guide a team of indirect tax professionals who are breaking ground into new geographic markets
  • Oversee preparation and review of quarterly transfer pricing calculations
  • Identify and drive process improvement projects within the corporate tax function
  • Coordinate reporting for income taxes under ASC 740 for U.S. and international operations
  • Initiate implementation of new tax accounting pronouncements and oversee all technical tax projects that impact financial reporting
  • Oversee preparation and filing of all federal, state, and local income tax returns and advocate our tax positions for domestic tax audits
  • Maintain ownership of tax internal controls and updating of same as business developments dictate
  • Supervise and collaborate with outside tax advisors on various projects

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Tax, Accounting or Finance 
  • C.P.A. or J.D. required
  • 15+ years of progressive corporate tax experience
  • Experience with legal tax structures for corporations and partnerships
  • 5+ years of progressive experience within a complex, SEC registrant company or commensurate progressive experience with SEC registrant clients for the tax division of an accounting firm
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, manage and develop a team of direct reports
  • Must demonstrate a conceptual and business oriented approach to communicating taxes and tax planning, and be able to effectively communicate with and influence non-tax business leaders
  • Strong aptitude for identifying and implementing process improvements, including the use of new tax technology and automation tools
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with great attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and manage critical timelines
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Poised, adaptable and comfortable with change

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we're reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you're looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you'll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We're a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair - and world - for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

Keywords: Wayfair LLC, Boston , Global Head of Tax, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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