Tax Director

Hotel Tonight makes it remarkably easy to book great hotels at amazing last-minute rates on your mobile device, for tonight, tomorrow and next week. This position is responsible for our tax compliance, tax planning, and accounting for income taxes. The successful candidate will work with the business and service providers in carrying out their responsibilities. We seek a seasoned Big4 Tax talent (CPA, MS Tax) ready to join a profitable and high-growth global startup to create and build a world class Tax department.


  • Challenge status quo to build a world-class tax function including policies, processes, systems, and people (internal and/or outsourced). Always be challenging and improving
  • Be our internal expert on industry related tax issues and proactively team with the company on how we operationalize and remain compliant with these tax issues
  • Liaison with management on all tax issues including tax planning related to international expansion
  • Tax return compliance including all related analysis and support:
  • - Direct tax (Federal, state, local, international)
    - Indirect tax (sales, use, property, occupancy, VAT, GST, local)
  • Responsible for audits of federal, state, local, and international taxes
  • Responsible for accounting for income taxes (SFAS No. 109) in the USA and our international subsidiaries and working with our auditors to support our tax provision and related financial statement disclosures
  • Coordination of accounting for international taxes with third party vendors
  • Responsible for transfer pricing and management fee arrangements
  • Coordinate with the business on new products and locations and how we can successfully meet both business needs and tax compliance needs
  • Ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place over accounting for taxes
  • Successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Responsible for all tax related general ledger accounts including reconciliations, preparing and maintaining appropriate support, and updating our general ledger software


  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Accounting, Master's Degree in Business Taxation and CPA a must. JD a plus
  • Big “4” or equivalent tax experience at the experienced manager level or higher
  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • Strong problem-solving & trouble-shooting skills
  • Driven, self-motivated, excited about jumping in and helping out
  • Demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to quickly understand and integrate business objectives with tax strategies, and effectively communicate tax requirements to senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet agreed upon goals and timelines
  • Proficiency with Excel; experience with Netsuire preferred
  • Industry experience in Online Travel Agencies or more broadly technology; startup experience
  • Experience with
  • - Growing internationally
    - Implementing tax software
    - Managing outsourced vendors



  • The opportunity to define mobile commerce and change the way people book travel
  • The camaraderie of a driven, agile team that is building something disruptive
  • Great SF office location at Market & 5th St. (If you live out of the area, move here!)
  • Excellent health, dental, vision and 401k plans, and stock options too
  • Fun stuff — quarterly travel stipend, unlimited vacation, catered meals daily, a subsidized fitness membership, access to our very own hotel-inspired full bar, and the opportunity to spin the HT Roulette wheel to spontaneously win airfare and a hotel stay anywhere in the world!

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