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Director, Indirect Tax and Information Reporting



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Who we are:
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We believe everyone deserves the unconditional love of a pet—and at Rover, our mission is to make it easier to experience that love. Founded in 2011, the Rover app and website connect dog and cat parents with loving pet sitters and dog walkers in neighborhoods across the US, Canada, and Europe. We empower our community of trusted pet sitters and dog walkers to run their own pet care businesses on Rover with the tools and security of a global company to back them.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we work closely with our teams in Barcelona, San Antonio, Spokane, and remote locations. We’ve got a reputation for being a great place to work, having been named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Seattle Business Magazine and Washington’s Best Workplaces in the Puget Sound Business Journal. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies.
At Rover, our furry coworkers are just as important as our human ones—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with making the joys of pet parenthood more accessible, we’re committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community of pet people—and that starts with our employees.
Who we are looking for:
Rover has seen tremendous growth and success over our 13-year history. As our company enters the next phase of growth, we are looking for a dynamic and technical Tax Director with a track record of innovation and advising cross-functional company leadership on strategic tax decisions. You’ll be responsible for leading the indirect tax and information reporting function for Rover reporting to the Senior Director of Tax.

Your Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Accounting preferably with a Master’s degree in Tax
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in public accounting and / or a corporate tax department with a strong focus on indirect taxes and previous experience leading a team
  • Technical expert in U.S. sales and use tax with a technology industry focus
  • Working knowledge of international indirect tax in the UK, EU, and Canada
  • A people-first manager, who values and invests in their team to drive strong company results while balancing individual team member priorities
  • Ability to analyze and review large data sets in Excel and other mediums
  • Proficiency in tax software and ERP systems
  • Strong organization, time management, and problem-solving skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with executive leadership and all functional and operational teams.
  • Passion for working in a fast-paced environment with a proven ability to set priorities and work independently on multiple projects

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage state and local tax matters globally, with a primary focus on indirect taxes and information reporting
  • Oversee the preparation of and submission of US and international indirect tax returns, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Drive Rover’s tax information reporting process in US federal, state, and international jurisdictions
  • Stay informed about changes in tax laws; assessing their impact on Rover and creating proposals and recommendations to senior leadership on strategy
  • Perform research and provide analysis on tax considerations to operationalize new offerings while minimizing tax risk
  • Apply a strong customer service mindset when evaluating and implementing new tax laws that affect our community
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate tax considerations into business operations, contracts and transactions
  • Identify and implement indirect tax and information operational process improvements, focusing on controls, automation, efficiency, and analytics
  • Lead and manage a team of tax professionals, providing guidance and fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Maintain IT and business process internal controls for indirect tax
  • Develop and manage budget for indirect tax and information reporting
  • Engage with tax authorities, responding to inquiries and resolving any tax-related issues in a timely manner
  • Other tax projects, as needed

Your Bonus Skills:

  • Licensed CPA
  • Public company experience
  • Experience with NetSuite, Avalara, and internally developed transactional databases
  • Strong global indirect tax experience in EMEA and APAC
  • Understanding of marketplace indirect tax and information reporting dynamics and requirements
  • SOX experience

Benefits of Working at

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401k
  • Flexible PTO
  • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time)
  • Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your first dog
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs) and free catered lunches semi-monthly
  • Regular team activities performed in person and virtually


  • In the greater Seattle area the first-year salary range is $158,513 - $210,822 with a 15% bonus. Additionally, Rover offers benefits to full-time employees.
  • The cash compensation offered for this role will be dependent on the candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, and abilities as demonstrated in the interview and hiring process.
Rover is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive and inventive environment with the best employees. We’re driven by seeing our people succeed and grow, and we work to ensure everyone contributes to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are committed to work with you to look for reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.