Director, Tax
Denver, Colorado, United States

About the opportunity

Contentful is looking for it’s first tax hire to own all the various global tax functions. This role will lead all aspects of the company’s global tax function, including income tax reporting, tax compliance, tax planning and strategy. You will have involvement in both the compliance and the strategic areas and will act as a key advisor to the company as it continues to grow and expand.

What to expect?

  • Responsible for all aspects of U.S. and global tax compliance, managing outsourced tax compliance providers where necessary and co-ordination and ownership of various tax timetables.
  • Responsible for review and oversight and accounting for income taxes under US GAAP, including coordination and review of the consolidated income tax provision under ASC 740. 
  • Develop and implement a global tax strategy and structure as we continue to expand our global footprint. 
  • Design critical tax accounting policies and processes and implement technology improvements related to tax compliance and reporting. 
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 internal controls over tax accounting and reporting.
  • Drive the resolution of tax issues related to audits, mergers and acquisitions, and new business initiatives.
  • Advise the senior leadership team on tax impact of various business decisions including new commercial agreements, new product launches and expansion into new markets
  • Manage global transfer pricing arrangements and related documentation
  • Lead and coordinate the tax returns for Contenful in all global operational jurisdictions as well as have oversight for VAT, Sales, Use and Property tax processes and returns.
  • Support M&A projects including post-acquisition IP/compliance integration

What you need to be successful?

  • 10+ years of international and corporate tax experience in public accounting and/or high-tech industry; software/SaaS experience preferred
  • International tax experience required, especially with European companies
  • Superior communication, project management and organizational skills, including an ability to clearly explain complex concepts
  • Good knowledge of US GaaP, especially with regards public company reporting requirements (ASC 740)

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital product
  • Health, vision, dental insurance, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, and a retirement savings plan
  • A generous time-off policy and paid holidays
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave (after 6 months of employment)
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • We value our employees health and safety. Our teams are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career, with extra days off
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Colorado Salary Statement: The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD/technology), for example.

Colorado Salary Range: $200,000 - $207,500
[This position is eligible for equity awards, annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards in accordance with the terms of Contentful’s variable compensation plans.]

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Spotify, Urban Outfitters, Jack in the Box, The British Museum, Xoom and Lenovo use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 350 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco, Denver and distributed locations around the world.

Everyone is welcome here! 

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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