Tax Director at Wish

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Company Description
Wish is a mobile e-commerce platform that flips traditional shopping on its head. We connect hundreds of millions of people with the widest selection of delightful, surprising, and-most importantly-affordable products delivered directly to their doors. Each day on Wish, millions of customers in more than 160 countries around the world discover new products. For our over 1 million merchant partners, anyone with a good idea and a mobile phone can instantly tap into a global market.
We're fueled by creating unique products and experiences that give people access to a new type of commerce, where all are welcome. If you've been searching for a supportive environment to chase your curiosity and use data to investigate the questions that matter most to you, this is the place.
Job Description
Wish is seeking a Tax Director who will head our tax team. The position will be responsible for all aspects of global and domestic tax planning, structuring, compliance and reporting and be part of the Finance team located in our corporate San Francisco office. This position requires an experienced, strategic, and business-oriented leader with strong communication skills. The ideal candidate is passionate about Wish and e-commerce, and has the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. The role will work closely with both internal Finance and Accounting and other functional teams as well as external advisor, auditors and government agencies as needed. The Tax Director position will be located at our headquarters office in San Francisco, CA or remote and report to the Chief Accounting Officer.
What you'll be doing:
  • Lead a global tax team along with management of external tax advisory resources.
  • Lead and oversee the day-to-day global tax accounting, planning, compliance, and policy functions.
  • Lead all aspects of the Company's worldwide income tax provision and financial statement disclosures
  • Forecast quarterly and annual effective tax rates
  • Ensure proper and timely completion of domestic and international direct and indirect tax returns, including all related analysis and support
  • Monitor and analyze tax regulatory and compliance developments, accounting pronouncement , tax law changes and its applicability to Wish (sales tax, VAT, international digital taxes etc)
  • Manage relationships with external tax advisors, external audit tax function and investors.
  • Manage tax compliance for federal consolidated and state tax returns and ensure the accurate, timely filing of all Corporate tax returns
  • Plan for and develop the overall tax and compliance calendar and coordinate timing and inputs with the tax team, legal, accounting and 3rd parties
  • Ensure tax function both direct and indirect adhere to SOX requirements
  • Develop and implement a global tax strategy and structure based on new business and go-to-market motions and present recommendations to executive management

  • 15+ years of corporate income and indirect tax experience
  • Relevant Big 4 public accounting and/or industry experience
  • CPA with a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in accounting, finance, economics or a related field
  • Experience with high volume eCommerce platform enterprises preferred
  • Ability to quickly understand and integrate business objectives with tax strategies, and effectively communicate tax requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey complex technical tax topics in a non-technical manner and effectively work with other functions within the company
  • Experience managing people with different tax specialization (direct and indirect tax)
  • Experience in cross functional projects
  • Experience in planning, implementing, and managing domestic and international tax strategies
  • Experience managing a team that is a mix of professional staff and third party consultants
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and presentation skills

Additional Information
Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Individuals applying for positions at Wish, including California residents, can see our privacy policy here .
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
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    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


Our San Francisco office is located in the Citigroup Center with direct access to BART and surrounded by amazing restaurants and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Wish

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We do a lot of cross-functional work with other teams to create promotions, campaigns, articles, social media content, videos, and more. We also provide regional insights to stakeholders and exchange ideas to help grow each market. I love looking back and seeing how much my role has evolved since I started working at Wish!


Localization Manager, Spanish

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My goal coming out of university was to learn how to scale the infrastructure of a growing company. Larger tech companies have mostly solved these scalability problems and Wish gave me the opportunity to solve tough problems hands on. Wish is now handling 100x the traffic since I joined and I'm still learning new things everyday.


Manager, Software Engineering

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My role as a Brand Protection specialist at Wish revolves around reviewing and actioning on merchants that infringe on our Intellectual Property policy. My work will hopefully create a fair and trustworthy platform for both our users and merchants.


Brand Protection Specialist

What are Wish Perks + Benefits

Wish Benefits Overview

Here at Wish, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and well-being of our employees and their families. To achieve this goal, Wish covers 100% of insurance premiums for full-time employees and their dependents. And that's not all! In addition to our amazing benefits, we proudly offer many perks like fitness reimbursement, flexible work hours, generous paid time off, Wish cash, an ESPP program and many more...

Partners with Nonprofits
Wish proudly partners with Black Girls Code, University of Waterloo WiCS and Women Who Code through volunteering and hosting events.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Coming soon!
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Wish Employee Resource Groups, or WERGs as we call them, are employee-led organizations that help build awareness, educate and drive inclusivity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wish covers 100% of medical, dental & vision monthly premium costs for employees and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Plan - Up to 5 in-person visits with a trained professional, per issue. Additional online benefits include legal, financial, childcare, and parental leave resources.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Breakfast pastries.
Fitness Subsidies
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
New! All full time employees are eligible to receive a monthly work from home stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wish offers "Wish for Leaders" management training program as well as other Learning & Development workshops.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Wish offers up to $500 per year for job related professional development activities.
Customized development tracks

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