Director, Tax Operations



United States · San Francisco, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

What you’ll be responsible for:

Circle is looking for a talented leader who thrives in an innovative and high energy environment. The ideal candidate is interested in building at scale the critical operational backbone of the tax department and enjoys problem solving in an uncertain regulatory environment. This is an integral role to drive efficiencies and standardization in both our US and international tax compliance and reporting This key hire will oversee external service providers’ preparation of federal, state and international tax reporting and compliance functions (income and indirect tax). The Tax Operations team also prepares all quarterly and annual tax accounting for financial and SEC reporting purposes.

What you'll work on:

  • Managing the consolidated tax provision, quarterly filings, and other tax-related financial statements in compliance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Leading and mentoring the tax team in completing the provision process from planning and forecasting through to calculations, recording, analysis and reporting.
  • Managing external auditor relationship for US GAAP audit of income taxes
  • Managing the team (internal and external) to deliver all US income tax reporting including federal, state and US international tax returns.
  • Improving standardization/automation in the US tax compliance process and driving continuous process improvements to streamline the global tax accounting process. Overseeing controls and ensuring processes, documentation and related systems are in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
  • Ensuring analytics and accuracy of the reported effective tax rate components as well as the forecasted effective tax rate and cash taxes globally.
  • Championing operational excellence through process improvement, leveraging best practices, supporting the evolution of tax software tools, and promoting automation and technology to enhance efficiency and scalability.
  • Building and managing a global tax operations function with heavy emphasis on establishing efficient processes informed by multinational corporate experience and best practices.
  • Developing and motivating a team that will excel in a fast-moving, hyper-growth setting.
  • Building on key multistakeholder relationships with Accounting, Finance, Operations, Business teams to ensure integration of Tax as a business partner.
  • Contributing to quarterly reporting to the Audit Committee in Board of Director meetings.
  • Tracking US tax legislative developments and related implications to provide financial risk and operational advice to management on any impacts to Circle.
  • Driving key Tax contributions to the design and implementation of the future ERP system and be responsible for managing the tax software procurement process.
  • Automating recurring calculations including evaluating and implementing tax technology tools.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 12+ years of experience in global corporate tax (including public accounting experience).
  • At least 5+ years of managing a team in a public company setting or corporate tax department.
  • Demonstrated expertise in accounting for income tax issues and US GAAP.
  • Fluency with various tax calculations and compliance software. (Proficiency with OneSource Provision or similar tools within Oracle ERP system environment would be a plus)
  • Familiarity with international tax and cross border differences.
  • Excellent communications skills, ability to explain tax concepts with cross-functional and management teams
  • Prioritization of tax technical positions and related documentation. Experience with M&A strongly preferred.
  • Experience in financial services or fintech industries preferred.
  • Excellence in executing complex, multistakeholder projects and initiatives.
  • True relationship building skills and commitment to high standards of integrity and work quality.
  • Ability to lead by modeling collaborative, humble, and execution-oriented behavior.
  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance, CPA preferred.
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

Starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay Range: $190,000 - $242,500

Annual Bonus Target: 20%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.