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Tax Manager



Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

This position is US based only.

Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.

The Tax Manager will join Discord’s dynamic Tax team and be an integral part of the global tax function. You will play a key role in helping the team with day-to-day tax operations functions such as tax planning, global tax compliance and reporting, tax controversy and other tax projects to support business needs. This position will work closely with key accounting, engineering, finance, legal, and other business partners across Discord.

The ideal candidate can pair a global mindset with locally relevant execution and be able to manage evolving business priorities. You should be a team leader, problem solver and self-starter who can drive initiatives with executive leadership, internal stakeholders and external advisers. The successful candidate will display a balance of hard and soft skills, including the ability to respond quickly to changing business needs.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Drive global tax planning and initiatives, collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with tax laws and proactively identify ways to optimize our tax strategy
  • Manage global tax reporting and compliance related to transactional taxes (sales, telecom, VAT, GST, and other similar taxes)
  • Monitor developments in domestic and international tax regulations and reporting requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with relevant stakeholders to ensure efficient implementation of new business and tax initiatives
  • Lead tax aspects of business transformations, M&A activity, Vertex maintenance, and ERP system implementations to achieve operational efficiencies
  • Manage tax audits and voluntary disclosure agreements in conjunction with external advisers including data collection, settlement recommendation and other aspects of audit/litigation
  • Review an analyze intercompany agreements and transfer pricing studies
  • Assist with month end close process including G/L analysis, accrual calculations, and journal entries
  • Tax research and documentation of tax accounting and other tax technical matters

What you should have

  • 7-10 years of corporate tax experience with Big 4 and/or Private Industry with a meaningful global indirect tax experience and proven track record in corporate tax compliance
  • Strong understanding of transactional tax concepts and ability to apply knowledge to various business requirements
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions
  • Commitment to producing quality work and attention to detail to ensure work is delivered completely, accurately, and on time
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to flourish in a challenging, fast-paced professional work environment
  • Exceptional communication skills (written, verbal, technical and non-technical)
  • Experience managing and collaborating with diverse and cross-functional teams

Bonus Points

  • Software/technology industry experience preferred
  • CPA or MST or JD/LLM preferred


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $167,000 to $184,000 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity, or benefits.

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Discord is an equal opportunity employer that believes diversity inspires creativity and innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can do their best work free of harassment or discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or any other protected characteristics or identities. We encourage all candidates to apply for roles where they may make the most impact.

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends come together to hang out, have fun, and play games. With over 150 million monthly users, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!