Senior Tax Manager, Latin America

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-driven Senior Tax Manager to join our team in Latin America (“LatAm”).  This position will report to the Global Head of Tax based in San Francisco and will be responsible for managing Airbnb’s direct and indirect LatAm tax reporting and compliance activities, continuous tax process improvement, planning, and various ad hoc projects. The Senior Tax Manager, LatAm will interface with upper management and various cross functional teams.  The position is based in Miami, Florida though applicants in São Paulo, Brazil may also be considered.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with internal personnel and outside advisors in response to the rapidly changing tax and legal landscape relating to technology companies
    • Interface with multi-functional teams within the company as well as external tax advisors located throughout the region to implement tax strategies
    • Interact and work closely with local and regional Legal and Policy teams to understand and help implement the company’s tax policy goals
  • Manage local, country, and regional-level indirect tax negotiations, implementations, and compliance
  • Manage outsourced tax compliance in the region
  • Manage tax audits and interactions with tax and governmental agencies throughout the region
  • Monitor and analyze tax regulatory developments and tax law changes in the region, and communicate and document its impact to the Company
  • Interface with finance and operational teams to support the business in implementing new product rollouts, understanding tax impacts of different approaches to transactions and contracting, advising on intercompany transactions, and supporting proper tax accounting treatment of transactions
  • Perform research and analysis on significant transactions in the region, and maintain documented tax technical advice and update the relevant stakeholders as appropriate
  • Manage special projects in the region, and provide input and manage portions of tax integration of newly acquired businesses as appropriate

Qualification Required:

  • 12+ years of tax experience with majority of time spent in-house for fast-paced, multinational high-tech companies
  • Strong foundation of direct and indirect tax technical knowledge with experience evaluating and advising on business initiatives
  • Strong network of LatAm governmental and tax/business advisor relationships
  • Ability to operate independently and act as strategic business advisor while keeping HQ fully informed and up to speed on local issues, seeking input and collaborating within the Tax team where appropriate
  • Fluent in Spanish and English.  Ability to speak Portuguese a plus but not required
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work
  • Proven ability to think strategically while also engaging in day-to-day tactical details
  • Proven ability to identify and manage tax and execution risks
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with all level of staff, with cross-functional teams, upper management, and outside consultants
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management while at the same time able to work independently to resolve tax issues
  • Demonstrated ability to build out and manage a team with specific emphasis on career development of team members
  • Role models the Airbnb Core Values
  • CPA or law degree preferred, Masters or graduate degree a plus

 


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