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Vice President, Global Tax



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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Why you'll love this role

We’re looking for a Vice President to lead our Tax Team and their global corporate tax efforts. The VP of Global Tax will be responsible for overseeing StockX’s global tax compliance, planning, structuring and reporting. The Tax Team collaborates with stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure the financial health of StockX through accurate and timely tax filings, advising on business decisions, and maintaining compliance with federal, state, and international laws and regulations. In this critical role, you will join a group of strategic, detailed-oriented thinkers that thrive in StockX’s fast-paced, high-growth environment while working cross-functionally with our Accounting, Finance, Legal, Operations, Marketing, Product and Engineering Teams.

The position will report directly to the CFO and will initially manage a team of ~5 team members.

What you'll do

  • Serve as a key advisor to the CFO and lead and grow StockX’s existing global Tax team
  • Develop and manage global tax functions, including all tax planning, structuring, accounting, reporting and compliance activities
  • Build relationships with team members across StockX to ensure the Tax team is effectively partnering with our various teams
  • Provide tax guidance, advice and risk management support for StockX’s growth strategy
  • Prepare or review and conclude on analysis of complex issues, including tax accounting issues, with significant impact to StockX
  • Responsible for reviewing and signing-off on all quarterly and annual tax accounting for financial and SEC reporting purposes, including balance sheet reconciliations, tax provisions, sales tax adjustments, and footnote disclosures
  • Present quarterly updates on compliance, reporting and strategic planning to the Audit Committee
  • Oversee federal, state and international income tax reporting and compliance functions including audit support
  • Responsible for all indirect tax compliance and audits (sales tax, VAT and customs & duties), including evaluating the financial, system, and operational considerations for compliance obligations; includes close partnership with StockX’s custom’s compliance organization
  • Remain current on global tax legislative developments and related implications to provide financial, risk, and operational advice to management on any impacts to StockX
  • Partner with internal and external teams on all M&A activity, including due diligence and post-acquisition integration efforts and related tax planning
  • Implement and oversee all internal SOX controls for corporate taxes
  • Create a development program for the StockX tax team, providing opportunities for the team to expand their knowledge and expertise in key areas
  • Partner with external advisors to develop and maintain optimal global tax structures

About you

  • 15+ years of experience in global corporate tax including previous public accounting experience and leadership experience in a public company setting
  • Degree in accounting or finance; CPA or equivalent license expected
  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP tax accounting rules and pronouncements
  • Direct experience with compliance (e.g. reviewing returns/provisions)
  • Strong and effective communications skills, including the ability to synthesize complex tax issues and be able to communicate them clearly and succinctly to all levels
  • Industry experience expected in global ecommerce / marketplace or Internet sectors and experience with global supply chain operations a plus; public company experience a must
  • Outstanding business acumen and action-oriented leader who gets things done
  • Relationship builder who inspires trust and confidence
  • Commitment to excellence and impeccable ethical standards and integrity
  • Energetic team player, and a developer of talent that excels in a fast-moving, hyper-growth setting

Nice to have skills

  • Experience working for a marketplace company or a company that handles retail for physical goods (e.g. moving items cross-border, exposure to customs/interaction with tax, optimizing supply chains)
  • Mix of public accounting and private company experience, preferably most recently working in-house
  • Experience with business advisory, strategic planning
  • Experience working with tech/engineering teams directly, identifying project implementation requirements, UAT, etc
  • Tax authority audit experience
  • Experience with projects such as implementing/swapping out tax engine providers, implementing a new ERP, etc
  • While the role can be remote, the preference is to be in Detroit, MI or the Bay Area, CA.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

Pursuant to the various pay transparency laws/acts, the base salary range is $230,000 to $290,000 plus opportunities for benefits (e.g., medical, dental), equity and discretionary bonuses. Compensation is dependent on geography and may vary.

About Us

StockX is proud to be a Detroit-based technology leader focused on the large and growing online market for sneakers, apparel, accessories, electronics, collectibles, trading cards, and more. StockX's powerful platform connects buyers and sellers of high-demand consumer goods from around the world using dynamic pricing mechanics. This approach affords access and market visibility powered by real-time data that empowers buyers and sellers to determine and transact based on market value. The StockX platform features hundreds of brands across verticals including Jordan Brand, adidas, Nike, Supreme, BAPE, Off-White, Louis Vuitton, Gucci; collectibles from artists including KAWS and Takashi Murakami; and electronics from industry-leading manufacturers Sony, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Apple. Launched in 2016, StockX employs more than 1,000 people across offices and verification centers around the world.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. StockX reserves the right to amend this job description at any time.