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Corporate Global Tax Director (Remote USA)

Company: SoundHound
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Corporate Global Tax Director will be an integral member of SoundHound's accounting/finance team, will initially report to the VP Controller, and will establish/lead all corporate tax activities. The Corporate Global Tax Director will possess broad experience applicable to public company tax compliance and will manage and coordinate with external tax expertise while transitioning functions to internal management as the company grows.

At SoundHound, our exceptionally talented employees are our greatest resource. Our goal is to provide a workplace environment that allows them to do their best, innovative work; one that creates a remarkable "employee experience" from first impression onward.

Were at an inflection point in our 15-year history. With teams, customers, and end users all over the world, we face an unprecedented and ambitious challenge: scaling an independent Voice AI globally. The Corporate Global Tax Director is crucial to our success in this mission, by ensuring SoundHound builds and maintains the needed tax compliance to scale and expand our global reach.

In this role you will lead:

  • Oversight of corporate global tax compliance and filings. Overall responsibility for US Federal/State/Local tax returns, and foreign tax compliance in partnership with regional management and service providers.
  • Current international exposure includes Canada, Germany, France, South Korea, Japan, and China. Develop a foundation for additional international expansion.
  • Manage outsourced tax service providers to deliver compliance while optimizing balance between internal growth and external consultants.
  • Management of the preparation of quarterly and year-end tax closing and reporting processes for US GAAP and IFRS filings, tax provisions disclosures, footnotes, and journal entries.
  • Analysis, management, compliance of State Sales & Use Tax. Evaluate and manage various state nexus exposure, opportunities and risks.
  • Establishment and maintenance of global tax policies and tax-related Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR). Manage quarterly SOX 404 internal control procedures for tax accounting and tax compliance. Document and test processes.
  • Management of tax credits and incentive opportunities (R&D, etc.)
  • Management of global transfer pricing policies and studies
  • When needed, support payroll and unemployment tax requirements.
  • Research and implement new accounting pronouncements relevant to tax accounting. Manage communication and needed activities with accounting team, tax consultants, and external auditors on emerging tax accounting issues.
  • Assess the implications of present and proposed FASB, SEC and IASB pronouncements related to accounting for income taxes. Provide technical guidance on all respective tax accounting issues. Present tax planning strategies and tax results to the executive team and audit committee.
  • Development and execution of global tax planning, including cross-border transaction tax planning, to minimize tax risk, the Company's effective tax rate, and cash taxes to support strategic objectives.
  • Support the acquisition/integration of target entities from a tax perspective, including recommending the appropriate tax structure
  • Perform other ad hoc activities when needed
  • Essential that candidate is ready to roll up sleeves and apply hands-on problem solving to consolidate workflows and establish needed processes for newly listed public company.

    We would love to hear from you if:

    • The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of tax experience.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
    • MST/Accounting Degree
    • Deep experience with researching and documenting tax accounting issues; strong ability to independently apply applicable principles
    • Obsessively detail-oriented and leaves nothing to chance
    • Strong analytical, organizational, oral, and written communication skills
    • Strong project management and organizational skills with ability to independently and simultaneously manage overlapping projects
    • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
    • Driven desire to identify and help improve accounting processes, controls and products
    • Comfort working with teams prior to establishment of mature processes
    • NetSuite experience (preferred)

      Here at SoundHound, diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to who we are as a company. With a mission to build Voice AI for the world, creating a team with global perspectives is critical to our success.

      We care deeply about fostering an environment where everyone is supported and can do their best work. SoundHound will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits of employment.

      Employees enjoy comprehensive health care, paid time off, discounted fitness classes, and flexible working hours. Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and culture at https://soundhound.com/careers/.

      Come join our growing team and bring your unique voice to our mission!

Keywords: SoundHound, San Jose , Corporate Global Tax Director (Remote USA), Accounting, Auditing , San Jose, California

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