Manager, Tax Accounting

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique travel experiences around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb allows people to Belong Anywhere through unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and over 190 countries. We promote a culture of curiosity, humanity, and creativity through our product, brand, and, most importantly, our people.
We are looking for a highly motivated Manager, Tax Accounting to join our team in San Francisco. This person will support all aspects of Airbnb’s quarterly and year-end tax provision, internal controls, Federal and State compliance, tax process improvements, controversy, income tax accounting associated with M&A transactions, and various ad hoc projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of ASC 740, a proven ability to be adaptable in a fast-paced environment, strong communication skills, and a desire to continually learn and take on new challenges. This position will report to the Director, Tax Accounting.


  • Prepare/review quarterly and year-end global tax provision and workpapers under ASC 740, including financial statement footnote disclosures, ETR, current and deferred provision, ASC 718 computations, and ASC 740-10 (FIN48) calculations and documentation
  • Prepare/review required technical memos related to income tax provision
  • Prepare/review tax purchase accounting entries and memos for acquisitions, and manage related filing requirements
  • Monitor tax accounting guidance, SEC reporting pronouncements, and federal, state and international tax law changes and determine the impact on the Company’s financial statements
  • Assist with SOX documentation and control testing for tax provision process
  • Manage and review Federal and State tax returns, estimates, and extensions and related workpapers prepared by outside providers, including R&D credit study
  • Manage tax compliance calendar to ensure all filings are timely completed, including federal, state and international
  • Assist in responding to audit requests and inquiries from tax authorities
  • Assist in special projects such as improvements to the tax provision process, collaborating cross-functionally for tax accounting, disclosure matters and cross-functional initiatives
  • Prepare/manage various ad hoc tax filings including property tax, SF gross receipts, Delaware franchise tax, etc.
  • Prepare/review various tax workpapers, journal entries, and reconciliations as part of accounting close


  • 8+ years of progressive experience at a public accounting firm and/or corporate tax department of a multinational company
  • Must have knowledge of ASC 740 and hands-on experience with multi-jurisdictional public companies
  • Solid understanding of Federal and State tax law and knowledge of international and tax reform issues
  • Self-starter, strong analytical skills, detail-oriented, able to work with all levels of employees and across functional groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated individual who embraces change and is a champion of continuous improvement
  • Strong MS Excel skills required, experience with provision software and/or tools a plus
  • Experience in an ERP environment and accounting experience a plus
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting; Master’s in Taxation or LLM a plus

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